Journal Entry 01:
The Chaccu Film
This story of The Inoue Brothers is about a distant dream of participating in The Chaccu, the Incan ceremony of solidarity. It was their way of harvesting the finest material created by Pacha Mama. The Incas believed the Vicuña animals were reincarnations of young maidens, rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilisation. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes”.
The Inoue Brothersはビクーニャ保護コミュニティと親密な関係を持っているので、光栄にも特別なチャク儀式に招待されました。ビクーニャ保護を促進する目的を持っていて、伝統文化紹介の意義が感じられない限り、コミュニティはチャク儀式を映画に撮ることを許可しないので、この映画が撮れたことは本当にまれな出来事でした。
Journal Entry 02:
The Tohoku Film
After the devastation of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku The Inoue Brothers travelled to the region to start a project with some of the affected local artisans. The result of this collaboration is their “Made in Tohoku” collection.
ザ・イノウエ・ブラザーズの ”Made in Tohoku” コレクションである。
A FILM BY The Inoue Brothers
DIRECTED BY Joppe Rog - http://presentplus.com
SECOND CAMERA BY Lennert Rog - http://lennertrog.com
MUSIC BY Sorenious Bonk - http://soreniousbonk.co.uk
PRODUCTION Present Plus - http://presentplus.com
Journal Entry 03:
The 101 – One World Eleven Collection
For the run up to The World Cup in Brazil Edition Tomorrowland commissioned a football inspired capsule collection from our “Made In Tohoku” project, which became the birth of The 101.
The concept is created by our long-standing collaborator OUTLAW London a.k.a. Richard Windsor and it is a football team in the spirit of The Inoue Brothers.
The two 1’s represents the eleven players of a football team and the zero represents The World, meaning that this team is for anyone and everyone with the spirit of justice and solidarity.
We are The 101...
Watch the video by “The Day”
Journal Entry 04:
Made in The Peruvian Andes
Introducing our finest fibres to date, Supreme Royal Alpaca. Developed in collaboration with the Andean alpaca genetics facility Pacomarca.
The Supreme Royal is the finest alpaca fibre in the world and we have been honoured with the responsibility of naming it and have the exclusive rights to this new revolutionary grade of yarn.
Journal Entry 05:
The Monocle Collaboration
This collection only available in Monocle shops, sees a refined selection of specially designed jumpers using the finest ultra-soft Royal Alpaca.
Also, inspired by Monocle’s founder Tyler Brulé’s request for a personal travel blanket The Inoue Brothers has also developed a special carry case for the blanket. This case is a pillowcase and when stuffed with airplane pillows or alike it becomes an irreplaceable companion for any traveler.
Designed exclusively for Monocle by the Japanese brothers, this collaboration embodies the brand’s Scandinasian style and Monocle’s respect for classic, intelligent design.
Images: Courtesy of Monocle
Journal Entry 06:
Spring and Summer 2012
We have taken the initiative to work with the region of Tohoku, which experienced the devastation of the Tsunami created by the country’s most powerful earthquake since records began over 100 years ago.
This limited T-shirt only collection is an expression of efforts to commission work for operational textile co-operatives of factories and workshops whose commissioned contracts has been withdrawn due to production risks.
For this project we have collaborated with friends who share our ideals.
Outlaws London (UK)
Artist Richard Windsor’s bold graphics expresses anarchical statements through musical parody references with a serious intention.
Xander Ferreira (South Africa)
Also known for founding the musical experimental project Gazelle, Xander’s constant endeavor in directing focus toward his continent of origin has seen him engaging in endless mediums on his journey in doing so.
James Murphy (USA)
Being front man of LCD soundsystem and founding of DFA records, James has demonstrated influence through talent and passion.
Sasquatch Fabrix (Japan)
“HIGH PERFORMANCE VANDALISM. ALWAYS PRESENTING A SENSE OF FRESHNESS” is their brand concept, aiming to establish global attention to the next generation Tokyo Street Culture.
Journal Entry 07:
'Modern Ninja and The Black Fist'
The first collaborative collection between Sasquatch Fabrix and The Inoue Brothers with themed installation at LN-CC London.
Watch the on-line interview and presentation video here: http://vimeo.com/29678600
Styling: Keita Izuka / Photography: Picuzou
Journal Entry 08:
Autumn and Winter 2011
The collection is using the finest natural fibre of the Andes. Moving the production from their much beloved Bolivia over the border to Peru, The Inoue Brothers have had the opportunity to maintain their collaboration with the indigenous artisans of the Andes.
Photography: Isa Jacob
Journal Entry 09:
Photo-shoot in South Africa
Creative Direction: The Inoue Brothers + Gazelle
Photography: Xander Ferreira
Models: Boss / Vlooi / Tabang / Dwesa / Abbygail / Amanda
See the movie here: http://vimeo.com/10898049
Journal Entry 10:
Jean-Michel Basquiat Through Nicholas Taylor
A collaboration between The Inoue Brothers and former confidante of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, “The High Priest” Nicholas Taylor.
Paying homage to the artist from a candid new perspective, the collection of photographs magnify a remarkable creative relationship between Taylor and Basquiat that emerged from experimental 1980s band GRAY consisting of Taylor, Basquiat, Michael Holman and Vincent Gallo, declared at the time by Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine as ‘possibly the best band on the planet’.
Journal Entry 11:
The Comme des Garçons X-mas Collaboration
The Inoue Brothers was asked to produce and co-design a part of Rei Kawakubo’s X-mas knit-collection 2008. All 100% natural alpaca garments made by the indigenous people of the Bolivian Andes.