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 fashion, trend, and why he all the time 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 writer, of being a recluse. After internet hosting a reside 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 trend 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 fashion, trend, and why he all the time wore a tie whereas in Italy. “Yeah, I wore them on a regular basis. In Italy again then, you’ll get these soiled appears when you weren’t carrying a necktie. At eating places, they’d present you to the worst seat in the home. Initially, I assumed this was discrimination, however someday after I was carrying a tie, I used to be delivered to this extremely great place. Okay, I assumed, that’s the way it works. From then on, I wore a tie every 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 carrying a tie, it’s by no means lengthy earlier than it begins to bug me. I suppose ties really feel sort of unnatural when you get out of the behavior of carrying them,” he revealed within the interview.
The t-shirt vary boasts eight designs, which embody illustrations of ‘Murakami Radio’ (a venture for which he DJ-ed final yr to assist individuals 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 buddies from means again”, and (inverted picture of) the quote “Do not let appearances idiot you” from his novel 1q84, amongst others.
In line with an announcement by his writer Penguin Random Home, the author’s newest guide Murakami T: The T-shirts I Love will probably be revealed in November this yr. The guide — a sort of sartorial memoir — lends a peek into his “eclectic closet”, which incorporates t-shirts from the ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ present in New York, The Seaside Boys live performance in Honolulu, amongst a number of others. It has been translated by Philip Gabriel.
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