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Jul. 5, 2022
“RequaL≡” Unveils 2022-23 Autumn-Winter Collection Featuring Ultrasuede®

The “RequaL≡” 2022-23 Autumn-Winter Collection making its first-time use of Toray Ultrasuede® was unveiled at Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO. Ultrasuede® is used effectively in many of the outerwear creations that highlight this season’s collection to perfectly express the exceptional design and style elements that characterize “RequaL≡.” The brand’s designer Tetsuya Doi concluded that the luxurious smooth touch and many sophisticated functional characteristics of Ultrasuede® to be indispensable to present the distinctive “RequaL≡” style properly. He was especially impressed with the material’s excellent durability, high air and moisture permeability, as well as ease for post treatment such as the cutoff configuration that highlights the material’s nonwoven structure and washability that offers easy care and maintenance. The Ultrasuede®HP featured in this collection is an environmentally friendly fabric using recycled PET. This key point greatly impressed Mr. Doi, leading him to decide to use Ultrasuede® material for his next season creations as well. With the theme “new fashion market,” this season’s collection featured a runway that resembled a flea market setting, with blue sheets spread all around the show venue. Actually, Ultrasuede®HP was also used for the blue sheets as well. The show’s last look design was inspired by the blue sheets and was able to demonstrate the fabric’s unlimited possibilities. Ultrasuede® keeps evolving toward a future full of “Beautiful Possibilities.”

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Blouson using Ultrasuede®HP

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Ultrasuede®HP employed for coat and other sections

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Outerwear and pants made with Ultrasuede®HP

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Ultrasuede®HP used for jacket and pants

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Bluesheet employing Ultrasuede®HP

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Ultrasuede®HP used for outerwear inspired by blue sheet

About the brand

“RequaL≡” was launched in 2016 as a fashion brand featuring Tetsuya Doi’s creations. Consisting of unisex and genderless wear, the brand is characterized by constructive form elements and dynamic designs. The brand name is made up of “Re: unit of time/=: equal (≡).”

About the designer
After graduating from Tokyo Mode Gakuen and Bunka Fashion Graduate University, Tetsuya Doi became involved with fashion design at coconogacco/Me. He received an Honourable Mention from the Jury in the mode category at “34e festival international de mode, de photographie et d'accessoires de mode, Hyères (34th Hyeres International Mode Festival).” A participant in the Tokyo Collection 2022 Autumn/Winter, he was a finalist for the TOKYO FASHION AWARD 2020 WINNERS’ Big Design Award.

Tetsuya Doi