Haruki Murakami collaborates with clothes model Uniqlo to design t-shirts impressed by his life, work
In a complete interview with Uniqlo, Murakami opened up about type, vogue, and why he at all times wore a tie whereas in Italy.
As an article in The Guardian says, it’s maybe time we stopped accusing Haruki Murakami, the 72-year-old bestselling Japanese creator, of being a recluse. After internet hosting a dwell music occasion titled ‘Murakami Jam: Blame it on the Bossa Nova’ final month to assist his listeners chill out and let their hair down throughout these anxious occasions, the author is again within the information, this time for helming a vogue collaboration with Japanese casual-wear model Uniqlo. A variety of t-shirts impressed by all issues Murakami, together with his favorite music, birds, cats and quotes from his books, is slated to launch in mid-March this yr.
In a complete interview with Uniqlo, Murakami opened up about type, vogue, and why he at all times wore a tie whereas in Italy. “Yeah, I wore them on a regular basis. In Italy again then, you’d get these soiled seems in the event you weren’t sporting a necktie. At eating places, they’d present you to the worst seat in the home. Initially, I believed this was discrimination, however sooner or later after I was sporting a tie, I used to be delivered to this extremely great place. Okay, I believed, that’s the way it works. From then on, I wore a tie each time I went out to eat, and had a fairly good time doing it. However now that I’m again in Japan, I by no means put on them in any respect. For some purpose, if I step out in Japan sporting a tie, it’s by no means lengthy earlier than it begins to bug me. I suppose ties really feel form of unnatural when you get out of the behavior of sporting them,” he revealed within the interview.
The t-shirt vary boasts eight designs, which embrace illustrations of ‘Murakami Radio’ (a undertaking for which he DJ-ed final yr to assist folks address the pandemic) that includes a cat with a pen and a glass of orange liquid; quotes like “Books, music and cats have been my mates from means again”, and (inverted picture of) the quote “Do not let appearances idiot you” from his novel 1q84, amongst others.
Based on an announcement by his writer Penguin Random Home, the author’s newest guide Murakami T: The T-shirts I Love can be printed in November this yr. The guide — a form of sartorial memoir — lends a peek into his “eclectic closet”, which incorporates t-shirts from the ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ present in New York, The Seashore Boys live performance in Honolulu, amongst a number of others. It has been translated by Philip Gabriel.
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