Cooperate By Simple Union And The Flying Hawks Studio
The Flying Hawk Studio
FUJISAN is a breathtakingly beautiful mountain located near the center of Japan. Since ancient times, the people of Japan have held it close to their hearts, regarding it as a source of national spirit and a wellspring of culture. It has been the subject of innumerable works of art, including paintings, prose,poems, and drama. The history of the peak is closely intertwined with the history of Japanese culture itself. At the same time, it has exerted an influence on many foreign artists as well.
The evergreen Japanese pine is universally known as the symbol of life. During the long and icy winter season, the evergreen does not lose its leaves nor its lush dark green color. This tree has the unique ability to withstand harsh winds and up to subzero temperatures. In Japanese culture, the pine tree is known to represent longevity, good fortune and steadfastness. It is commonly linked with virtue and long life, even immortality. The pine tree is iconic of the Japanese New Year, as a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and a bright (hopeful) future.
The shoe’s tongue － Head Tag is then inspired by a False Tongue, which is commonly found on both mountain and military boots, that has been crafted with Japanese Kimono Fabric and bonded with leather.
Simple Union 沿用擅長的鞋履配件HEAD TAG，鞋舌設計靈感沿於舊日登山靴、軍靴上的False Tongue，早期製做靴子時，使用在鞋舌上的皮料會較薄，但綁緊鞋帶後會將鞋舌擠壓到變形，甚至鞋眼釦背面的底釦會刮破鞋舌皮料，所以才演生出假鞋舌；而HEAD TAG同樣地保護鞋舌，令鞋形筆挺，亦能增加穿著的裹足感；是次更運用日本和服用料──小紋正絹，來自日本的真絲用料製作，圖紋同樣是山松花葉，令極體設計融和一致。