MY DEAR NINJA (“NINJA CHAN”)
She paused to see its silhouette against the dimming sky.
A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of a ninja included espionage, deception, and surprise attacks. Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed dishonorable and beneath the honor of the samurai.
Although they were considered the anti-samurai and were disdained by those belonging to the samurai class, they were necessary for warfare and were even employed by the samurai themselves to carry out operations that were forbidden by many codes of honor.
Japan's era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son - but today's say they will be the last. Japan's ninjas were all about mystery.
Ninja (aka Shinobi) were the specialised assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents of medieval Japanese warfare who were highly-trained proponents of the martial arts, especially what later became known as ninjutsu or 'the art of the ninja'.
Ninja wisdom tells us a lot about how to coexist with nature at a time when we are surrounded by machines and the artificial materials of the modern age.”
The SS20 outerwear collection from Yvette LIBBY N’guyen Paris is inspired by the silhouette of a ninja, in modern life, as a woman or a man, with the character of fearless and secret people.
The designs are the dark shape and outline of a "dearly" ninja (Japanese, “ninja chan”) visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
Traditional ninja uniforms were considered as, the outer layer of their outfit was tea color or khaki color (Japanese persimmon) and the inner lining was black or grey. In the inside part of the outfit was a special pocket where they put shikoro, a small double edged-saw, a hand towel or other long and narrow things. The chest area was protected by the copper mirrors, oiled paper, paper treated with astringent persimmon juice and Japanese paper. All that material was bullet proof. Ninja invented different tools to protect themselves from the enemy.
Yvette LIBBY N’guyen Paris has re-conceptualized this outfit in the form of outerwear (jacket, blazer, coat, trench) those are suitable for practically daily life for all year round 4 seasons, with the:
1/ Outer layer is Supima cotton based - World finest cotton - Luxury, quality and craftsmanship are the benchmarks of American-grown, extra-long staple cotton. Premier brands across fashion, accessories and home markets look to create value and a point of difference for consumers, with an emphasis on premium fabrics. Supima’s American-grown heritage and premium qualities have played a vital role in this effort.
2/ Inner layer is Silky brocade – is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, made in colored silks and without gold and silver threads to bring the soft, cool and breathable feeling for all year round seasons.
3/ All of our buttons and accessories - are made from natural shell, horn, corozo, ... in vegetable dyeing colors.
Each detail and all finishing are guaranteed by high-quality control standards that are the hallmark of a product that is still highly artisanal in terms of attention to detail and manufacturing.
Unique: Each design is unique and there's a maximum of 2 pieces/size due to the scarcity of material sources and qualified artisans.
All the products are carefully washed, disinfected and deodorized by our advanced eco-technique before delivering to you, to make sure you completely enjoy the product with great experience.
I mean, we’re ninjas. Knowing when to disappear requires training.
But, see you there, in this collection – my dear ninja (“Ninja chan”).