Creep was founded in Osaka, Japan by Kiyofumi Awai in 1997. In 2008, Hiroshi Awai, Kiyofumi's brother based in Toronto, Canada, took over as Creep's men's Creative Director. Hiroshi combines beautiful textiles with innovative Japanese design and his passion for the simple beauty of functional American workwear. Awai describes his line as "complexity within simplicity".
Self-portrait with checkered shirt, 1917
Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian Expressionist painter, draftsman, and printmaker noted for the eroticism of his figurative works. As a student at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (1907–09), Schiele was strongly influenced by the Jugendstil movement, the German Art Nouveau. He met Gustav Klimt, leader of the Vienna Sezession group, and the linearity and subtlety of Schiele's work owe much to Klimt's decorative elegance. Schiele, however, emphasized expression over decoration, heightening the emotive power of line with a feverish tension. He concentrated from the beginning on the human figure, and his candid, agitated treatment of erotic themes caused a sensation. In 1909, he helped found the Neukunstgruppe (New Art Group) in Vienna. From 1911 onward he exhibited throughout Europe, and a special room was devoted to his work at a 1918 Sezessionist exhibit in Vienna, shortly before his death from Spanish influenza. Important works include “The Self Seer” (1911), “The Cardinal and Nun” (1912), and “Embrace” (1917). For a full biography of Schiele, click here.
CREEP BY HIROSHI AWAI - COTTON CHECK BUTTON DOWN
in beige olive
DETAILS: heavyweight 100% cotton canvas shirt in a red, green and yellow plaid with a tan background. Featuring a two-point button down collar reinforced with sky blue chambray, seven button front closure, small chest pocket with squared-off buttoning flap at left hand side, double-stitched side and shoulder seams, and Western style rear yoke.
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