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WORTH: Digital Fashion Platform


A speculative design laboratory creating the next generation of fashion, Synflux harnesses digital technology to engage in R&D and social implementation that aim to build a more sustainable future. Its many awards include the H&M Foundation Global Change Award Early Bird prize.

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WORTH: Digital Fashion Platform


Synflux’s project at CCBT attempts to redefine digital fashion as something sustainable for the future. Alongside an exhibition showcasing Synflux’s activities as well as historical contexts and transdisciplinary trends, the project includes talks sharing the insights of influential figures and experts from different fields, and a new online archive. By developing these as a platform, the project will disclose the diversity of digital fashion in which not only virtual spaces but also physical experiences and manufacturing all intersect. It aspires to expand the values of Synflux’s previous Algorithmic Couture and WORTH efforts into the community, and to present the future possibilities of fashion offered by generation and regeneration.


Kawasaki Kazuya

Speculative fashion designer / CEO of Synflux Co., Ltd.

Born in 1991. Masters at Keio University Media and Governance XDesign program. Specialized in the design research and fashion design applied research practice. Awards won namely H&M Foundation Global Change Award Special Prize, Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division Jury selection, Wired Creative Hack Award among others. Forbes Japan 30 under 30 (2019), a member of the WWD JAPAN NEXT LEADERS 2020 list. Committee member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s research group “Fashion Future Lab: Thinking about Fashion in the Future ”.

Sano Kotaro

Speculative fashion designer / CDO of Synflux Co., Ltd.

Born in 1998. Researcher in constructing new design techniques for garments through applying computational design and bio design. In recent years, working together with algorithmic design specialists to develop differential geometry and evolutionary algorithm applied design methods for creating garments fit for the body and suitable for the environment. Some past awards including, but not limited to: H&M Foundation Global Change Award Special Prize and Wired Creative Hack Award. Co-writer for Sustainable Fashion by Gakugei Shuppansha 2022.

Okamoto Hiroki

CTO of Synflux Co., Ltd.

Born in Aichi prefecture, 1987. Masters at Tokyo University of Science Department of Architecture and Art University of Information and Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) Department of Media Creation program. After working at noiz architects, became a member of v0id, a collective of individuals from various backgrounds: architecture, photography, graphic design, to name just a few. Cross disciplinary works including fields such as videography, installations, interior design, and fashion design. Awards include MADD. (Movie for Art, Design and Data) Award 2019 Excellence Award, ADAA (Asia Digital Art Award) 2019, International Talent Support ITS 2020 Finalist. Member of Synflux since 2021.

Fujishima Yoko

Fashion researcher / CCO of Synflux Co., Ltd.

Born in 1988. Finished Ph. D. degree at Tokyo University Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies without degree. After studying fashion design at University of Arts London (Central Saint Martins), shifted to specialized research on fashion and media, and the history of Japan’s fashion industry. Joined ZOZO Technologies Inc. in 2019. After working as a research scientist at ZOZO research lab, appointed office as Fashion Tech News editor in chief. Committee member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s research group “Fashion Future Lab: Thinking about Fashion in the Future ”. Member of Synflux since 2022. Associate professor at College of Social Sciences Ritsumeikan University, honorary researcher at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project.

CCBT Art Incubation Program

One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.
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