Fashion & Beauty

United Arrows

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. 
 
United Arrows is set to join the list of Rizzoli's highly successful fashion and streetwear books, including Undercover, BEAMS Beyond Tokyo, Sacai, and Hiroshi Fujiwara, and shine a light on Japanese fashion.

About The Author

Based in Tokyo, United Arrows has redefined the concept of the select, multi-brand shop for the past three decades, and its designs and collaborations have exerted a profound influence on Japanese fashion.

  • Publish Date: May 18, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10-5/8
  • Pages: 352
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6968-8

Reviews

"As any fashion obsessive will tell you, there are few Japanese brands more influential than United Arrows. This book charts the brand’s rise to success since its found in the late 1980s, documenting its varying collaborations along the way with pretty much every significant name in streetwear." —HYPEBEAST.COM

"This is a monograph that informs, educates, and possibly makes you shake your head in disbelief because it is very possible that what began in Tokyo and grew into to a retail empire as well as a brand didn’t start in Europe or the United Sates. United Arrows is also overflowing with amazing photographs and interviews that testify to the juggernaut that it has become in 30 years." —NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS

"Rizzoli New York has another hit on their hands. This time, it showcases the legendary multi-brand store United Arrows. If you’ve ever seen BEAMS Beyond Tokyo, Hiroshi Fujiwara or Undercover, then you already know what to expect. The 350+ page book is thorough and covers everything dealing with United Arrows — historic interviews, archival photography, the store’s beginnings, their collaborations and more. The influence they’ve brought over the years is unlike anything else you’ve probably seen in the world of retail and streetwear, so get ready for a ride with this book." —NICKSAYSGO.COM