Formerly known as Jelly Garcia Premium Wear, The Dress & Co Hideaki Sakaguchi was launched in 2002 by Japanese designer Hideaki Sakaguchi. In 2009 he re-launched the label internationally, showing the collection at Tokyo Fashion Week. Taking the concept of classical bourgeois and producing clothing that speaks to both culture and passion, Sakaguchi is known for mixing tough textiles like canvas and tweed with softer linens and crushed cottons, incorporating masculine accents and closures to his pieces. Many pieces are gather-able or able to be worn in different configurations. I’ve featured one of my favorite dresses EVER from the brand (from when it was Jelly Garcia Premium Wear) on my blog here.
It’s pretty hard to get pieces from The Dress & Co. You can shop The Dress & Co Hideaki Sakaguchi pieces at the official site online here (if you have a Japan-based mailing address), and it is also sold in only 2 brick-and-mortar stores in Japan, in Shinjuku and Harajuku (listing here).