Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (HWI), formerly Kranti Resources, Inc., incorporated on November 3, 2006, through its wholly owned subsidiary Horiyoshi the Third Limited (HTT), is engaged in producing menswear, womanswear, accessories and jewelry. The Company's products consists of three categories of goods: casual wear for men, casual wear for women, and unisex accessories. Its menswear collection features knit cardigans and crew and v-neck sweaters made from wool, silk and cashmere, as well as hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts. Its womenswear collection features short knit dresses, tank tops, leggings and scarves. In November 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Japan based, fashion apparel design and production house - Horiyoshi the Third Limited.
The Company's accessories line features a range of jewelry, including rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants. The Company's products are based on the graphic designs of Master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. Its products are distributed through apparel retailers worldwide. The Company markets its products primarily through referrals, product presentations, and special events or openings held in cooperation with its retailers.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third (HIII) - a high end clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano (Horiyoshi III). The Company is rapidly expanding its distribution platform with the line currently being sold in approximately 45 luxury retail boutiques located in 25 cities worldwide. Debuting in Fall 2009 - HIII has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Vogue and Style.com.
"The Horiyoshi Collection transforms the unique vision and unequivocal precision of this revered tattoo artist and the richness of the Japanese tattoo tradition into an inimitable brand experience" said Mitsuo Kojima, President and CEO of Horiyoshi Worldwide.
HORIYOSHI the THIRD is a collection of modern mens/womens wear and jewelry inspired by legendary Japanese Tattoo Master, Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. The line offers a glimpse into the artistic realm of Horiyoshi III through exceptionally crafted knitwear and jerseys combined with exquisite accessory items. 19 Connaught Street London W2 2AY T: 020 7262 2121
With a focus on fit and quality of fabric, Horiyoshi the Third is a high end, casual clothing line with a subtle edge of mystery. Our line artfully ties together the raw beauty of Horiyoshi?s classic designs with modern sophistication and elegance. All products are produced in Japan on a limited run basis to ensure the authenticity and exclusivity of his name and work remains the symbol of his artistic legacy.
Horiyoshi the Third is pleased to announce the opening of the first 'Horiyoshi the Third' retail store in London, UK. Located on the trendy Connaught Street, the new store carries a full range of mens, women's and accessories.
Horiyoshi the Third Retail Store
"A great new line based on a living legend…"
- The New York Times
"…Horiyoshi the III, a label to keep your eye on."
"Horiyoshi III is to the art of tattooing what Karl Lagerfeld is to couture: a living legend."
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Knitted poncho with Phoenix print
Making a Mark: Horiyoshi The Third Clothing
The Tattoo Artist's Luxury Leisurewear Collection with Steve Suk
In the past year the tattoo has made several triumphant appearances on the runway. In the spring 2010 collections we saw trompe l'oeil garters at Chanel and full-body tribal markings at Rodarte. More recently, Scott Campbell inked the models at Louis Vuitton's spring 2011 menswear show with elaborate, exotic reconfigurations of symbols from the Chinese zodiac, and, of course, the LV monogram. For those who want their designs permanent but perhaps aren't keen on marking their actual bodies, living legend Horiyoshi III has turned his artistry to a line of luxury leisurewear in collaboration with entrepreneur Steve Suk, a long-time devotee who first discovered the Japanese master at the age of 14, sighting his work pinned on the walls of his local tattoo parlor in Vancouver. Suk has spent much of the past five years having Horiyoshi work on a full body tattoo: "The small tattoos I received in the West would never be adequate, and would never look the same as a tattoo done by him," he says. Suk spotted a gap in the market for refined clothing that appealed to both the tattoo subculture and the fashion world, and teamed-up with his ink guru to present the first Horiyoshi the Third collection in March 2009. This high-end streetwear-shot here by Johnnie Shand Kydd-comprises Japan-manufactured T-shirts, cashmere cardigans, slinky knot-front blouses, tunic dresses and generous scarves made with the finest yarn imported from Italy. Every piece is decorated with seasonal motifs, such as a tiger among maple leaves for fall or cherry blossoms for spring. The line also features expertly detailed, chunky jewelry in silver and gold, incorporating tattoo motifs like skulls and drago
Horiyoshi the Third: Tattoowear with low-key luxe - LA Times
Thursday 30 September 2010
In celebration of Paris Fashion Week 2010 we are pleased to be displaying a collection of Horiyoshi III clothing in our Tourrette shop, Rue de Grenelle.
Horiyoshi The Third clothing is based on the artwork of Japan's tattoo master, Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. Rooted in traditional Japanese storytelling, images created by the master are true works of art embodying spirituality, strength and beauty. Their aim is to capture the mystical and sometimes magical feeling of travelling far lengths to receive a Hoyiyoshi III tattoo.
Horiyoshi III clothing in the Tourrette shop, Rue de Grenelle.
Pieces from the collection will also be available for purchase.
29th September - October 9th 2010
Paul Smith Tourrette
70 Rue de Grenelle
Enrique Iglesias Wearing a Scarf by Horiyoshi III
Photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd Wearing a Black and White Tiger Print Horiyoshi III Scarf.
Actor Aaron Johnson and Wife Sam Taylor-Wood Wearing Horiyoshi III Scarves.
Kate Hudson Wearing a Double Print Horiyoshi III Scarf in Los Angeles.
Jessica Alba was spotted wearing a Horiyoshi double gauze big phoenix scarf from the Fall 2010 Collection in Los Angeles, CA.
Mila Kunis was spotted in West Hollywood, CA wearing the "Fujin & Raijin
" single gauze scarf, from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.
Antonio Della Mura, Italy / Browns, United Kingdom / Garderob ,Moscow / Harvey Nichols, Birmingham / Harvey Nichols, London
Harvey Nichols, Manchester / Jades, Dusseldorf, Germany / Liwan, Paris / Matches Notting Hill, London / Patch, Saint Tropaz
Alan Bilzerian, Boston / Bellhaus, Chicago / Blake, Chicago~Dress Code, Baltimore / Jamie, Nashville / Julianne, Port Washington, N.Y. / Leone, Vancouver, B.C / Max, Aspen / Maxfield, Los Angeles / Ron Herman, Los Angeles / Saks, Mexico / Savanah, Santa Monica / Tootsies, Atlanta / Tootsies, Dallas / Tootsies, Houston
Adam Heath, Claremont, Australia
Avec Homme, Rio De Janeiro
Eden Rock Rock Shop, French West Indies
Harvey Nichols, Dubai
"Sak's Fifth Avenue will be carrying Horiyoshi the Third's Spring / Summer 2011 Collection in their New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco stores." in an e-mail on 12/09/2010 from Lexi Miller, Coordinator, PR & Events, Women's RTW, Saks Fifth Avenue, 212.451.3978
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|Name ||Description |
|Kojima, Mitsuo ||Mr. Mitsuo Kojima is President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Kojima is currently the licensing agent for Pinky Wolman of Pinky and Dianne, a Japanese clothing label, located in Japan. He has held numerous senior management and advisory positions during his thirty-plus-year career in fashion, retailing, marketing and licensing. He has previously worked with international brands such as Paul Smith, Seven Jeans, Lanvin, Von Dutch, Porter Bags, Popeye, UT by Uniqlo, Nicky Hilton Group and Sonia Rykiel. Since 1969 to 1986, Mr. Kojima had been the lead buyer at Isetan Co. a department store located in Shinjuku, Japan. Mr. Kojima hold a degree in law from Gakushuin University located in Toyko, Japan. |
|Catroppa, Ray ||Mr. Ray Catroppa is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Catroppa has background in capital markets and financial analysis that comes from the 25 years he spent with top Wall Street firms in New York City, including Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), First Manhattan Corporation and Neuberger Berman. For the past 6 years, Mr. Catroppa has worked as an independent consultant and advisor to numerous public companies listed on the NYSE and AMEX. In 2002, he received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stony Brook University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University in New York City. |
|Forrest, Robert ||Mr. Robert Forrest is the Creative Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Forrest is a fashion industry icon with over 40 years of experience in the high-end fashion apparel business. His expertise has been sought out by fashion designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein, Louis Dell'Olio and Rafael Cennamo and has been instrumental in the development of their products throughout the years. Most recently, Mr. Forrest collaborated with model and actress Elizabeth Hurley in the launch of Ms. Hurley's luxury lifestyle brand 'Elizabeth Hurley Beach.' From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Forrest worked for Giorgio Armani S.P.A. , reporting directly to Mr. Giorgio Armani and industry veteran Gabriella Forte. During the 1970's and 80's Mr. Forrest served as head buyer and Fashion Director for Browns London and Maxfield Los Angeles. As Creative Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide, Mr. Robert Forrest is responsible for all stages of product development from creative inception to marketing. |
|Green, Dawn ||Ms. Dawn Green is the Commercial Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Ms. Dawn Green started her career in Fashion as a buyer for Feathers Boutique in Mayfair, London and was the women's wear buyer for world luxury boutique, Browns London. Ms. Green has held senior executive positions with fashion houses such as Paul Smith, Kisa, Omela, and Miss Italy. At Paul Smith, Ms. Green was instrumental in the expansion of key Paul Smith boutiques throughout Europe, North America and Asia. |
Latest Key Developments
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Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced the appointment of Mitsuo Kojima to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Ray Catroppa as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Completes $5 Million Equity Investment
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that it has completed the $5,000,000 equity financing with Milan based investment group, Zyndy Trade Corp. The Company closed the initial $2,000,000 on December 2, 2010 and received the final balance of $3,000,000 to close the financing. The net proceeds of $5,000,000 is now in the corporate treasury and will be used to expand the Company's primary business, Horiyoshi the Third. Under the terms of the agreement, the closing of this final drawdown consisted of the issuance of 1,580,137 restricted shares of common stock at the issuance price of $1.89857, pursuant to the pricing provisions of the agreement.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Expands UK Distribution With Browns Fashion
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that the Company has expanded its UK distribution agreement with Browns Fashion.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Announces Retail Distribution Partnership With THE SWANK
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that the Company has secured a retail distribution partnership with THE SWANK. Horiyoshi the Third's Spring / Summer 2011 Collection will be sold at select THE SWANK locations - including their prestigious flagship store in Hong Kong.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Announces Completion Of $2 Million Equity Investment
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that the Company entered into a $5,000,000 equity financing agreement with Milan based investment group, Zyndy Trade Corp. The Company received funds in the amount of $2,000,000 under the terms of the agreement, leaving a balance of $3,000,000 that the Company can call upon to fund our business and expansion strategies. Under the terms of the agreement, the closing of this initial drawdown consisted of the issuance of 1,933,395 restricted shares of common stock at the issuance price of $1.03445, pursuant to the pricing provisions of the agreement.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Announces Investment Agreement for Up To $5 Million
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that it has entered into a private financing agreement with Zyndy Trade Corp. (Zyndy) - an investment firm based in Milan. Under the terms of the agreement, Zyndy shall make available to Horiyoshi Worldwide up to $5 million dollars by way of advances. The Company anticipates an immediate initial investment of $2 million dollars.
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Announces Completion Of Acquisition Of Horiyoshi the Third Limited
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Japan based, fashion apparel design and production house - Horiyoshi the Third Limited (HIII). As previously announced, the Company was to issue 64,866,000 restricted shares of common stock for the acquisition. Under amended terms, the Company has instead issued 30 million restricted shares of common stock for the acquisition of HIII. As a result, with the successful closing of the acquisition, the Company has 60,000,535 shares of common stock issued and outstanding. Based in Japan, Horiyoshi the Third Limited designs, manufactures, and markets the "Horiyoshi the Third Collection" - a high end clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of co-founder and World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano, (Horiyoshi III).
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Announces Appointment Of Chief Financial Officer-Form 8K
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. reported in its Form 8K that Ray Catroppa was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company, effective November 5, 2010.
Kranti Resources Inc Announces President Change-Form 8-K
Kranti Resources Inc reported in its Form 8-K that effective May 18, 2010, Jaskarn Samra resigned as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of the Company. Also on May 18, 2010, the Company received a consent to act from Mitsuo Kojima and it has appointed Mr. Kojima as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of the Company.
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Horiyoshi the third
Born Yoshihito Nakano in 1946, Horiyoshi III is considered to be the last living legend specializing in Irezumi, full body Japanese tattoos. Master Horiyoshi has been tattooing for over 35 years and his tattoos are usually outlined by free-hand using machine, but color is inserted using the traditional Tebori or Japanese hand poke tattooing technique.
His images are classical Japanese woodblock print motifs such as the phoenix, dragon, snakes, tigers, samurai warriors, Buddhist gods to name a few as well as background images of waves, clouds and various flowers. Among Horiyoshi III's published works are 36 Ghosts, 108 Heroes of the Suikoden, 100 Demons, and The Namakubi (severed heads), 100 Dragons and 58 Warriors. Horiyoshi?s artistic genius and generosity of spirit have had a defining impact on the world of tattooing, taking it to new levels in this new century.
"You study, study and study until you die and then maybe you would get close to being a full-fledged tattoo artist."
- Hiroyshi III
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