RIKUYA HAYASHI = Designer
1995 Born and raised in Tokyo. Spent high school in Vancouver and Tokyo. 2014 Enrolled in Bunka Gakuen University, Studied costume design and sewing technique. 2016 Transferred to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NYC. Studied Menswear design and pattern making.
2016 Founded fashion label “SUGARHILL”
2017 Enrolled in Musashino Art University (MAU) in Tokyo. Majored Scenography, Space & Fashion Design.
2017 Started presentation in the form of exhibition in Tokyo
2019 Graduated MAU with a first class honor.
2021 Started collaboration with “ALPHA INDUSTRIES” as a personal project. 2021 Started collaboration with “McGregor”
2021 Started collaboration with “UNUSED”
2022 Established corporation HAYASHI DESIGN OFFICE Co., Ltd.,
2022 Started collaboration with “Tricker’s”
2022 Staged 2022 Fall/Winter Collection show at Tokyo Fashion Week. 2022 Started collaboration with “Wrangler ”
2022 Started presentation in the form of exhibitions in Paris and Tokyo.
SUGARHILL invents textiles, conceives color and texture and alters silhouette with a hint of workwear and military.
We are known for our own original textiles. In collaboration with various factories in Japan, we develop products with quality texture, feelings and color.
Denim products, our main product category, features original fabric “OLD BLUES” from the 2021 A/W season. “OLD BLUES” is designed to fade faster and is characterized by its vintage-like style with the weft dyed khaki.
Our ombre plaid textile was developed in 2020 S/S season in collaboration with Toban Textile Co., Ltd. Season by season, we have released new textiles with different color, pitch and raw materials, which has kept attention from customers.
We have also expanded our leather product lineup . These products are made of various unique materials such as Gill-leather and "Tie-dye leather'' and roughly processed oiled horse hide.
We also value context design based on independent music and arts born in Tokyo, which is materialized as our exhibition, visuals and semi-annual music events.