Hiroki Osuka 大須賀 裕貴

Textile Developer

Hiroki Osuka (b. 1990) was born in Toyohashi, Aichi, now lives and works in Nagoya, Japan, sourcing fabrics for a range of clientele from all around the world including Jan Jan Van Essche in Antwerp, Ziggy Chen in Shanghai and many more.

At the age of 16, Osuka set off to Shanghai on his own and that’s where the adventure started. Majored in fashion marketing at university, before graduating he had already begun working for Ziggy Chen, an eponymous fashion label based in Shanghai, infusing Western culture with ancient Chinese designs. Osuka initially worked as a visual merchandiser and later went on to become the brand manager, undertaking tasks from wholesale to collection development.

Remained as Ziggy Chen’s right-hand man for almost 8 years, Osuka travelled across the world with the team and very soon, motivated by an obsessive passion, he started to develop a profound interest in textiles. In 2018, Osuka returned to Japan and initiated the project of Dissonant Practice, which was later rebranded as Salou Inc. in 2023, connecting the highly crafted but gradually fading Japanese textile makers to the rest of the world.

大須賀裕貴(1990年生)は愛知県豊橋市出身で、現在名古屋を拠点に活動しています。彼はアントワープのJan Jan Van Esscheや上海のZiggy Chenなど、世界中のクライアントにテキスタイルを提供しています。

16歳のとき、大須賀は上海へ一人で旅立ち、キャリアをスタートさせました。大学ではファッションマーケティングを専攻し、卒業前には既に上海に拠点を置くファッションブランドであるZiggy Chenで働き始め、西洋の文化を古代中国のデザインと融合させる片鱗を見せます。大須賀は最初にビジュアルマーチャンダイザーとして働き、後にはブランドマネージャーとして、プレスからコレクションの開発までの業務を担当しました。

Ziggy Chenの右腕として約8年間活動した後、大須賀はチームと共に世界中を旅し、強烈な情熱から着想を得て、次第にテキスタイルに深い興味を抱くようになりました。2018年には日本に帰国、Dissonant Practiceプロジェクトをローンチした後、2023年にSalou Inc.(砂楼)として再ブランド化し、上質ながらも衰退傾向にあるこの文化・テキスタイルを世界に発信し続けています。


Chapter I: A Stranger in Shanghai
Chapter II: Return to Japan

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