In 2000 Philip became Creative Director of a little known cult japanese denim label called Evisu.
The mission: to establish Evisu as an internationally known, premium denim brand & household name.
Philip designed all Evisu product up until 2003, when in 2005 he became personal designer to Evisu founder, Yamane-san in Osaka, baptizing him “henna ijin” or “crazy foreigner”.
The collaboration resulted in the birth of a new denim line "9055 Evisu : Philip Goss Edition", his private label only available in Japan.
Ijin Material was "being born" in late 2003...