Walking along the same path as Daniel Arsham and Takashi Murakami, Hajime Sorayama is another such artist who has worked his way into sartorial-centric conversations. In fact, the noted Japanese artist helped Kim Jones open Dior’s historic Pre-Fall 2019 show, erecting a gargantuan sexy robot maiden mid-stage as part of the display’s thematic backdrop.
Last month, Japan’s NANZUKA gallery announced that it has elected the artist’s “Sex Matter” exhibition as its creative focal point. The installation pivots around the fictional relationship between sex and robots, and will be highlighted through various works. To commemorate the affair, the worlds of contemporary art and casual streetwear once again converge, with Sorayama and XLARGE meshing creative braintrusts. As can only be expected, the two sides come together on a colorful capsule, chock full of playful android references.
An assemblage of tonal T-shirts, brimming with graphic robot caricatures come to the forefront, with lively metallic branding cues also imbued throughout. Elsewhere, the tees are met by a pair of revere-collared camp shirts, which give rise to a provocative collage inspired by Japanese Edo and Meiji cult culture.