Founded in 1989 and based in Tokyo, United Arrows is one of the leading fashion and retail companies to ever come out of Japan. Their first book offers a fresh and comprehensive look at the brand and its evolution into one of the most influential figures for style, while their iconic shops quickly became must-visit places for all visitors to Japan.
Since the opening of their first shop in Shibuya, United Arrows has redefined the concept of the select, multi-brand store and gained a loyal following thanks to their high-standard customer service.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, this book will document United Arrows’ distinctive identity and unique collaborations: from sportwear brands like Converse and Vans, to streetwear pioneers like A Bathing Ape and Stussy; from legendary craftsmen like Charvet and Chrome Hearts; to high fashion names like Comme des Garçons and Maison Martin Margiela. A must-have for fashion lovers all over the world, this book will also feature exclusive interviews with fashion designer NIGO®, SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight, internationally acclaimed architect Ricard Bofill as well as a new essay from founding member Hirofumi Kurino. It will showcase signature archival editorial photography.