Company Profile

name     LASENS CO LTD.

Founded   2013

Established   March 2015

Capital 20 million yen

employee  9 people (including officers)

Fiscal year February (once a year)

main office      93-1-203, Tsuchiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8112
TEL
      075-746-6333

Representative Director Masaki Matsukawa

Industry Planning, manufacturing and wholesale of leather products

Import and export of domestic and overseas products

Manufacture and retail of apparel products

Contact

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info@duren.jp

 

Tel: 075-746-6333

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philosophy

Duren is from Japan. The craftmanship evokes your "hidden charm from inside".

Story of the brand

Established in 2013 by producer Masaki Matsukawa and designer Kohei Okamoto.

  First collection announced in Italy and Paris

2018 Opened the first store in Marais, Paris, France

2019 Opened a concept store in Kyoto

Producer Masaki Matsukawa

  Born in Kyoto in 1977

After a career as a show model in 2001, he opened his own select shop "FR-T".

After that, he established "Ben Westwood" with the eldest son of Vivienne Westwood.

2010 Opened select shop "ALLE AREA".

2014 Announced jeans made of 100% Japanese paper. Featured in domestic and foreign media.

Designer Kohei Okamoto

  Born in Kyoto in 1977

After graduating from Osaka Mode Gakuen, studied under bag designer Keiko Chihara.

2005 Independence. The original brand "KOUHEI OKAMOTO" was launched.

2008 First show at Roland-Garros-French Open.

Participated in the 2009 Ethical Fashion Show in Paris. In the same year, it is called "sewn wood"

       Launched the "Tennage by Kohei Okamoto" series using patented technology.

2010 Collaboration with the long-established sake brewery "Kinshi Masamune". Nominated for "Good Design Award 2010".

2013 Launched the original brand "DUREN" with Masaki Matsukawa.

Collection timeline

Crinkle Leather period 2013 ~;  Brand standard designed with original material with shape memory that crimps thin cowhide and aluminum foil

Jeter period 2019 ~;  A series featuring street art with the motif of icons from designer brands and luxury maisons from around the world.

Emergency period 2020SS; A series that expresses the process of being reborn from a pupa to an adult. A design that is still a 3D sketch of the image stage

Cloudy Leather period 20.21AW; Leather accessory series using materials that have been clouded by waxing. It features a paradoxical design that the more you use it, the more beautiful it becomes.

Hug Leather period 20.21AW;   A weight-reducing bag that combines the same memory foam mat and nappa leather as the Tempur mat to give you a soothing feel just by holding it.

The Man period 22.23FW;                 The Düren collection is roughly divided into three categories.

"The Man", a collection for men who want to be masculine

A clean collection "Neutral" regardless of gender or style

"Collaboration" is a collection created from "0" based on one theme with creators and artists from Japan and overseas.

Collaboration

2016   Prada art director David James announces collaboration "DUREN / DJA"

2017   Announcing "DUREN / Shantell Martin" in collaboration with New York graffiti artist Shantell Martin

        Announcing an embroidery line using traditional French techniques

2018   Announced "DUREN / Benoit Pierre Emmery" in collaboration with Hermès art director Benoit Pierre Emmery

2021 Announced "DUREN x Nicolas Ouchenir" in collaboration with French calligrapher Nicolas Ouchenir

2022 Announced "DUREN / Naoko Tosa", a collaboration with Naoko Tosa, a new media artist who is also a professor at Kyoto Graduate School.

Awards

Italy      A-Dash Design Award 2016

Japan       Good Design Award 2016

Germany     iF Design Award 2017