Available exclusively online throughout Europe at Oki-Ni, the hugely popular and exclusive Diet Butcher Slim Skin sneakers in Blue and Black, with expected arrivals of White and Blue mid cut styles in May.

Diet Butcher Slim Skin is a Japanese fashion label based out of Tokyo. Started by Hisashi Fukatami, the label focuses on producing modern clothing with punk influence and a brand manifesto of freedom in clothing. The unique approach to crossing punk style designs with classic, sophisticated clothing styles has made the label highly regarded in both Japan and a growing international community. 

Founded in 1997 by Hisashi Fukatami, Diet Butcher Slim Skin started as a way for him to integrate his ideas for a sleek version of modern street fashion, without making it conform to the normal ideals of what street fashion was at the time. Diet Butcher Slim Skin’s line consists of jeans, slim pants, footwear, and t-shirts, with a decent variety of options for men.

The head designer of Diet Butcher Slim Skin (and of a more recent creation Metal Burger) is Hisashi Fukatami, a long time devotee to punk and alternative culture, a factor that greatly influences his designs. He never studied fashion traditionally; instead spending his time working for a clothing company during his youth where he learnt basic aspects of clothing design. Fukatami claims that much of his inspiration comes from his experience with punk music, including bands such as That Jam, The Clash, and Sex Pistols. The name itself comes from no particular source. Fukatami claims it was chosen because it is has a good beat and rhythm, a factor that he says influences certain designs as well.

‘Gasp’ was the inspiration for s/s09. In the word’s of the designers, ‘gAsp’ – breathtaking, having difficulty in breathing, pant. This is a creation that expresses the worldview created by from this word by his original interpretation.