LVMH Métiers d’Art has recently revealed its groundbreaking partnership with Kuroki, a highly-regarded denim manufacturer from Japan.
This marks the first collaboration of LVMH Métiers d’Art in Japan, demonstrating the company’s dedication to upholding traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Kuroki Mill: A Testament to Denim Craftsmanship in Okayama
Nestled in the heart of Okayama prefecture, Kuroki Mill is renowned for its exceptional quality denim and expertise in denim dyeing and weaving. By merging generations of traditional knowledge with state-of-the-art technology, Kuroki’s team continually refines their craft, creating increasingly innovative fabrics.
Together, LVMH Métiers d’Art and Kuroki will champion the distinctiveness of Japanese denim, ensuring the preservation of this time-honoured skill. Their joint mission is to positively impact the Kuroki ecosystem, fostering creativity, innovation, and unparalleled material quality.
Tatsushi Kuroki Celebrates the Partnership and ‘Made in Japan’ Quality
Expressing his pride in becoming LVMH Métiers d’Art’s first Japanese partner, Kuroki’s President, Tatsushi Kuroki, said, “It is a great honour to join the LVMH Métiers d’Art community. I am proud and pleased that our know-how is recognized and valued through this collaboration, which I hope will be a new opportunity to show the world the high quality and appeal of ‘Made in Japan’.”
Expanding Horizons through Cross-Industry Collaboration
This partnership allows Kuroki to not only fortify its relationship with LVMH Maisons but also to become part of a diverse community of métiers. This collaboration will encourage knowledge exchange and skill-sharing among artisans and manufacturers, opening doors to unprecedented opportunities.
Embracing the Fusion of Japanese Craftsmanship and LVMH Métiers d’Art
LVMH Métiers d’Art CEO, Matteo De Rosa, expressed his delight in welcoming Kuroki into the LVMH Métiers d’Art family. He emphasized the partnership’s potential to deepen the existing bond between the group and Japan, a country famed for its rich history in artisanal crafts.
De Rosa praised Kuroki’s unparalleled expertise in denim and their inventive mindset, which will enhance the creativity and bold innovation within the LVMH Métiers d’Art ecosystem. He firmly believes in the tremendous potential for synergy across their network of manufacturers and craftspeople.
This collaboration between LVMH Métiers d’Art and Kuroki signifies a new chapter in the realm of Japanese denim, bringing together the best of both worlds to create an unparalleled synergy of craftsmanship, creativity, and innovation. With their combined strengths, the future of Japanese denim is set to soar to new heights.