The Viridi-anne

A graduate from Tokyo Zokei University’s Fine Arts program, designer Tomoaki Okaniwa honed his artistic vision through oil painting before pursuing garment design and launching his menswear label The Viridi-anne for Spring/Summer 2001. Okaniwa’s soulful designs blend modernity with heritage, incorporating cutting-edge textiles and avant-garde details with traditional craftwork and classic silhouettes. Asymmetrically constructed separates, layered shorts, and distressed jersey t-shirts embody ‘wabi-sabi,’ the Japanese aesthetic of imperfection and incompleteness, revealing the intricate handcraft process behind each piece. Supple leather jackets, oversized hoodies, draped pullovers, and bomber jackets in the designer’s signature monochromatic palette convey a darkly urban mood, while blazers and knit cardigans reference timeless styles.

The Viridi-anne - Black Pocket Jacket

The Viridi-anne

Black Pocket Jacket

£1465

The Viridi-anne - Black Down Water-Repellent Jacket

The Viridi-anne

Black Down Water-Repellent Jacket

£1235

The Viridi-anne - Black Macro Mauro Edition Strap Messenger Bag

The Viridi-anne

Black Macro Mauro Edition Strap Messenger Bag

£725

The Viridi-anne - Black Macro Mauro Edition Strap Backpack

The Viridi-anne

Black Macro Mauro Edition Strap Backpack

£715

The Viridi-anne - Black Raglan Hoodie

The Viridi-anne

Black Raglan Hoodie

£630

The Viridi-anne - Grey Raglan Hoodie

The Viridi-anne

Grey Raglan Hoodie

£630

The Viridi-anne - Black Track Cargo Pants

The Viridi-anne

Black Track Cargo Pants

£630

The Viridi-anne - Black Milling Blazer

The Viridi-anne

Black Milling Blazer

£585

The Viridi-anne - Grey Cotton Fleece Lounge Pants

The Viridi-anne

Grey Cotton Fleece Lounge Pants

£585

The Viridi-anne - Black Cotton Fleece Lounge Pants

The Viridi-anne

Black Cotton Fleece Lounge Pants

£585

The Viridi-anne - Black Wool Cargo Pants

The Viridi-anne

Black Wool Cargo Pants

£550

The Viridi-anne - Black Pocket Sweatshirt

The Viridi-anne

Black Pocket Sweatshirt

£515

The Viridi-anne - Black Fleece Lounge Pants

The Viridi-anne

Black Fleece Lounge Pants

£470

The Viridi-anne - Black Leather Zip-Up Gloves

The Viridi-anne

Black Leather Zip-Up Gloves

£430

The Viridi-anne - Black Twin Neck Pouch

The Viridi-anne

Black Twin Neck Pouch

£400

The Viridi-anne - Black Smooth Stitch Long Sleeve T-Shirt

The Viridi-anne

Black Smooth Stitch Long Sleeve T-Shirt

£345

The Viridi-anne - Black Smooth Stitch T-Shirt

The Viridi-anne

Black Smooth Stitch T-Shirt

£310

The Viridi-anne - Black Jersey Tights

The Viridi-anne

Black Jersey Tights

£310

The Viridi-anne - Black Leather Phone Case Pouch

The Viridi-anne

Black Leather Phone Case Pouch

£285

The Viridi-anne - Black Daniel Andresen Edition Wool Beanie

The Viridi-anne

Black Daniel Andresen Edition Wool Beanie

£265