MASATOMO
by RYNSHU

fall/winter 2002-2003 collection

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Japanese ideogrammes may be read in different ways. The ideogramme (ryn : that which is just) was already present in his precedent name but was read as ‘tomo’.
The character (shu) signifies ‘around the world’ or ‘universal’. The combination of these two ideogrammes gave birth to the name RYNSHU. The key concept of MASATOMO for this 21st century is based on the idea that one must reconsider, with a new eye all the elements, including the most perfect with a regard to evolution.

1996 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W collection at Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris opened MASATOMO Paris shop at 17 Place des Vosges on January 25th
july presented MASATOMO S/S collection at Hôtel de Crillon, Paris
1997 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W collection at Opéra Garnier, Paris
july presented MASATOMO S/S collection at Hôtel de Crillon, Paris
sept. produced, amongst other designers, garments for Mick JAGGER for the Rolling Stones’ ‘Bridges to Babylon’ 14 months World Tour starting in Chicago on September 23rd oct. invited to show his F/W ’97-98 collection in Moscow, Russia

contact: jean-luc dupont
systemed@club-internet.fr

foto: wade h. grimbly


1998 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W ’98-99 collection at Opéra Garnier, Paris
july presented MASATOMO S/S ‘99 collection at Opéra Garnier, Paris
1999 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W ’99-2000 collection at Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
july presented MASATOMO S/S 2000 collection at Opéra Garnier, Paris
october “Next Step” Gala benefit for Career Transition for Dancers in tribute to Theodore Newhouse; male artists of the New
York City Ballet wearing Masatomo clothes at Essex House, New York
2000 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W ’00-01 collection at Cité de la Musique, Paris
july presented MASATOMO S/S ‘01 collection at Hotel Ritz, Paris
2001 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W ’01-02 collection at Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
july 10th Paris anniversary; presented MASATOMO S/S 2002 collection at Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris
december changed his name from Masatomo YAMAJI to Rynshu HASHIMOTO in the aim of improving his creative universe
towards the goal of perfection
2002 jan. presented MASATOMO F/W ’02-03 collection at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

 

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The colour range : traditional Japanese black, grey, brown and violet are basics.
Black : colour essential, mystic, oblivious of time and space, appropriate for both men and women. Shaded blacks, brilliant, matt,
architectural, dramatic.
Grey : colour of the Zen universe that recalls the roof tiles of Japanese temples, charcoal grey. Violet : colour symbolizing the sacred
in ancient Japan, iridescent, dark violet approaching black, and in contrast a pastel violet.

Jackets, shirts, topcoats, overcoats and suits confectioned in an authentic classic spirit. Silhouettes are more masculine, more elegant.
The jacket silk linings, adding comfort are original in white and grey or black and grey stripes or iridescent violet coordinating with the
shirts.
Trousers range from drainpipe to bellbottom and are without pleats this season. Pointed leather boots with silver details.
A particularity of this collection is the apparition of silvered buttons in 8mm relief resembling petite objects of a present day
modernity. All is calculated for added comfort and style and a harmony between jackets, coats, tops, shirts and minute casual details.

Fabrics : crushed or ribbed silk and viscose velvet, poney, fake fur and fake shearling, aqua-tinted leather, fake leather with ‘cicatrix’
topstitchings, cotton or wool and rayon tweed, washed silk satin, silk/wool check chenille, polyester twill, wadded polyamide forming
large and small pleats, overprinted Prince of Wales wool, pure wool, ‘moth-holed’ jean,

 

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