The Ijin

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artisinal Jeans-maker
Location Italy
Introduction Ex St.Martins class of ‘87, Philip has had numerous lives in the international design arena.In 2000 he was selected to become creative director of cult Japanese replica denim label, Evisu.He was responsible for establishing the original denim product line & for a further 3 years, designed all Evisu product of this highly specialised denim line aswell as creating all of the commercial designer lines sold in Europe.Philip was then drafted to Japan to collaborate personally with Evis founder & indigo friend ,Yamane -san.In 2005, a new specialist denim line was born, for the Japanese market only.This private label is called Evis 9055 -Philip Goss Edition & is still on sale today. In 2003 Ijin Material was conceived & shown in January 2004 with a clearly authentic & original signature denim model: the Antifit Backstrap.Ijin is still run on a shoestring budget by one person & continues to sell fearless & original product in the best specialist boutiques on the planet, whilst retaining the accolade of world’s best kept denim secret.