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Ekam leather jackets by Kanya Miki.

by Andreas Rekopoulos

Newly established Japanese clothing brand Ekam presents a very unique collection of sleek leather jackets characterized by slim silhouettes and uniquely styled details.

Ekam is the brainchild Kanya Miki, a Japanese fashion designer that had concerns regarding the cost of producing clothing in Paris and decided to launch his own brand focused in producing stylish leather jackets with reasonable consumer prices in mind. Ekam’s combination of thin body silhouettes, large collars, extra-long sleeves, produces very sleek designs with sharp modern styling. The latest “New Numbers” collection features eight jackets, there cotton jackets and fiver leather jackets, some using “re-product” recycled leather.

The brand name Ekam comes from the word “Eka” which means “the first” or “one” in Sanskrit. The brand concept is that the client should be considered first in all aspects of style, wear, comfort and price. Kanya Miki says that he decided to launch the collection with a series of leather jackets because he believes the pieces can be adapted to any environment or situation. The collection is characterized by bold “experimental” style with a subtle “rock touch”. All jackets are full of sophisticated details, such as asymmetric zippers and narrow long sleeves.

Kanya Miki is known to many fashionistas for his “Kosmetique Label” brand. The internationally-lauded designer was educated at the Antwerp Royal Academy, a famour arts and design a academy with many notable graduates, such as Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten and Kris Van Assche.  Since 2003, he has studied under various well-known designers, including Walter Van Beirendonck and John Galliano. His new “Ekam” brand is different from Kosmetique Label first and foremost because it’s designed to be not only stylish, but also pocket-friendly.

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