name LASENS CO LTD.
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
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
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.
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.
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.