Düsseldorf’s punk rock band Die Toten Hosen once dedicated a song to the “Modestadt Düsseldorf” (fashion city Düsseldorf). Düsseldorf-based designers prove we are not only good at fashion but accessories and jewellery are also our forte. While Königsallee has long been the place of longing for German fashion lovers, nowadays monobrand stores have taken over stretches of the sycamorelined boulevard. But don’t fret: A new wave of concept stores and carefully selected design-shops has blossomed in other parts of the city – you just have to know where to find these hidden treasures.
Suzusan is the name of the label of Hiroyuki Murase, called Hiro, who breathes new life into the Japanese craft of shibori. The company is based in a backyard studio in Flingern-Süd, opposite the Weltkunstzimmer, and sells its collection far beyond Düsseldorf. The fabric produced with this special technique has already been worn on Dior’s catwalk as well as byinternational stars like Natalie Portman. THE DORF visited him in his studio to find out more about his label, shibori and his future plans.