The capsule collection SKYSCRAPER by SAVE THE DUCK created in collaboration with Satoshi Yamane is characterised by soft lines, inspired by the spirit of the highest mountains and woody landscapes. These images are expressed in the choice of the materials and in the details selected for high performance. Read our interview with designer Sathoshi Yamane below. /

As a prelude to this year’s ISPO, Save The Duck invited the press and Influencer to a vegan private experience dinner at Roomers Munich last night. The guests were welcomed by the internationally renowned Indian mountaineer and brand ambassador of Save The Duck Kuntal Joisher, the Japanese designer of the Capsule Collection “Skyscraper” Satoshi Yamane and the CEO of Save The Duck Nicolas Barg.

The exclusive items designed by Satoshi Yamane have a cocooning and minimal look which recalls oriental style, rendering each look versatile and suitable to various everyday situations typical of big city life. The jackets are dedicated to followers of fashion and those looking for high-performance clothing.

The overgarments in the capsule collection SKYSCRAPER are produced in Gore-Tex® fabric, in 100% recycled polyester, just like the RECYCLED PLUMTECH® quilting. The name of this capsule collection expresses the desire to bring the city and the mountains closer: skyscrapers like snowy peaks to climb, reaching and exceeding the limits that grand endeavours impose, moving upwards while respecting nature.

Save The Duck creates 100% animal-free outdoor clothing. How do you think sustainability influences today’s fashion industry?

I wasn’t very informed until now but as soon as I started working with Save The Duck I did a lot of research. My country for instance, Japan, is one of the biggest polluters in the world. I have a reminder to young people: the world needs change.

You’ve created a unique capsule collection named “Skyscraper” as part of the FW20 collection of Save The Duck. How would you describe the experience of working together?

It was very interesting – The fabric maker of Save The Duck is a well known fabric maker in Japan and they knew Save The Duck was looking for a designer to collaborate with so they suggested me. I flew to Milan and directly discussed it with Nicolas. That’s how it all started.

If you could describe the capsule collection in 3 words, what would they be?

Pro-tech , urban-modern, nature

Are you looking forward to collaborating with other brands in the future?

I’m focused on my brand, but I would like to collaborate with other interesting brands if there is an opportunity.

You were born in Japan. Do you think your geographical routes have a major influence on your creativity and inspirations?

The architectural part of Japan, the urban minimalism, surely inspires me. But one of my biggest inspirations and passions in life are music and travelling.

You also have your own brand, called F/CE.®️ What is the background of the brand?

My wife and me launched this brand together and offer a clothing line as well as accessories and bags. We get strongly inspired by our travels, more specifically our travels around a whole country taking inspiration from everything we find interesting and inspiring.