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We have been showing at one of the leading exhibitions for past 5 years in Tokyo. Here are images from the event located in Shibuya, displaying the Chup Spring / Summer 2014 collection. As we are entering the cherry blossom season in Tokyo, we have used bright colour inspiration from indigenous tribes from around the world.

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A town surrounded by nature with colourful wooden warehouses in Bergen, Norway has been around for a number of years. The colours of the Bergen was inspired by the vibrant colours of the buildings and nature.

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In the late 1800’ s a symbolic Navajo rug was chosen usinig the colors red and named it ‘Baize’ . We expressed the sock pattern using a a yarn equivalent to the red to represent the Zuni tribe.

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Using a melange and solid yarns, it gives contrast and the yarn does not blend in too much to represent the traditonal Fair Isle pattern.

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Included in each Fair Isle sweater pattern, there is a meaning for each star and cross design. The name ‘Litir’ means Letter in English. 

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Expressing the Ruth Costa (Dot pattern) is to be the traditional of the Nordic Sweater and re-interpreted into a Chup style. ‘Skog’, is the meaning of ‘The Forest’ in Norwegian. 

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0265Native American’s who lived in Arizona prayed and danced to be close to the earth. This pattern is inspired by their clothes and colours.

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Inspired by Guatemalan traditional clothes, we have expressed from character of their clothes selecting bright colours. ‘Rabinal’ is the name of the Guatamalian textile villages.

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0258We have been inspired by the colours and patterns from the Norwegians town and landscapes from the area. 

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The Sopo is inspired the Fair isle patterns and the colours from the country. 

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This pattern is inspired by the Japanese Ainu tribe, where the Tribe would wear embroidered patterns, which they would wear only on important days.. ‘Rela’ means wind in the Ainu language. 

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0264The immense shades of colours spreading to illustrate the season of Spring. ‘Imbolc’ is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated on the second day of February.

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An arrow as an motif for this sock is heavily inspired by the traditional Native American patterns. Colours are selected from the earth and horizon. 

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