Kunihiko Morinaga / ANREALAGE
Born in Kunitachi City, Tokyo in 1980. Graduated from the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University. In 2003, he started his own label, ANREALAGE, which stands for "A REAL," "UN REAL," and "AGE. They look at the unrealistic twists and turns of everyday life, and extract the starting point for their designs from the trivial things that might otherwise be overlooked. In 2005, she won the Avant-Garde Grand Prize at the GEN ART 2005 New York Designers' Contest. In 2005, he won the Grand Prize at the "GEN ART 2005" contest in New York. In 2005, he won the Avant-Garde Grand Prize at "GEN ART 2005," a contest for new designers in New York, and held his 2006 S/S collection with Keisuke Kanda at the Tokyo Tower Observation Deck in the same year. In 2017, he opened ANREALAGE FLAGSHIP SHOP; in 2019, he was selected as a finalist for the LVMH Prize; in 2020, he announced a collaboration with Fendi. He is expanding the scope of his activities on the world stage.
Comment on the work
A LIGHT UN LIGHT / Two circles, the sun and the moon, coexist on a seemingly pure white fan.
The sun is printed with photochromic ink, so when you go outside in the daytime, it turns into a red circle like a sun circle. The moon is printed with retroreflective ink, so when it is illuminated by flashlight at night, it appears as a crescent moon. The sun and the moon, light and shadow, and conflicting circles coexist here.
A WORLD UN WORLD / A map of the world and a map of Japan coexist in a slit pattern along the fold of the fan. From the front, the two maps appear to be mixed, but when viewed from one side, only the world map appears, and from the other side, only the Japanese map appears. With the gesture of fanning, the two worlds mix and a new world emerges.