Human Made accessories contradict the current trends of the fashion industry by using what makes them different from other brands. Human Made accessories are based on '50s and '60s Americana pieces, including the right amount of craftsmanship and nostalgia we all love. Inspired and based on Nigo's personal archive's garments, Human Made accessories describe his attempt to selfishly create the clothes he felt like wearing. As an obsessive collector, Nigo's warehouse includes an astonishing archive of vintage pieces that for him serve as the starting point. Human Made accessories, therefore, are a part of the reinterpretation of pre-1960's Americana pieces. Human Made accessories, still playful, have a more mature tone in comparison to those of his previous projects. To Nigo, the chosen era represents lost technology while shining a light on the no longer existing machines capable of making the stitching and fabrics we love in old garments.
Human Made accessories are all about paying tribute to what Nigo has always been interested in: mixing the attention to detail and design with cultural references. Human Made accessories are still produced in the famous Osaka Warehouse, known for the work of its artisans. It represents all the philosophy behind those products, whether it is utilitarian workwear, t-shirts or Human Made accessories.
The graphics found on Human Made accessories are related to Nigo's daily life. Curry-Up graphics for example, that we can find on many Human Made accessories, are a reference to his boutique dinner in Tokyo of the same name. Other motifs that have become synonymous with Human Made accessories include the polar bear, duck, tiger, and trademark heart-logo. Nigo's brand is also used to working with other brands such as Adidas, Girls Don't Cry, and KFC, which show us the multiple facets of Human Made. Nigo's creative journey has inspired many, including Virgil Abloh, who paid homage to his legacy by inviting him to collaborate on Louis Vuitton's pre-fall 2020 collection titled: LV2. The collection channeled the mod-era dandy through Nigo's lens and left hints to the different stages of his career throughout. It induces ice cream-melt details, and the slogan "Louis Made" is a reference to the one appearing on Human Made accessories. Belts, backpacks, scarfs and caps are just some popular Human Made accessories, however, the selection of Human Made accessories also include lifestyle items such as rugs and mugs.
The brand delivers in drops that, still in line with the overall brand ethos, all have their own theme. One of the most loved Human Made accessories, always selling out quickly, is the paper mâché duck.