Fine Art to Fabric

This exciting collaboration of fine art and fabric design brings together two long time Hawaii residents.  World renown artist, Satoru Abe, is known around the world for his sculptures of abstracted natural forms and his artwork has been featured in many museums, including the Metropolitan Musuem of Art in New York City.  RYP Designs is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Abe to transform his artwork into colorful fabrics, featured in our first line of Aloha Shirts, to be launched later this year.

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ABOUT Satoru Abe

Abe is best known for his sculptures of abstracted natural forms, many of which resemble trees, such as East and West in the collection of the Hawaii State Art Museum. He also painted. Two Abstract Figures in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art typifies this aspect of his work. The Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum are among the public collections that hold Abe's works.


Combining an eye for designs and a love of fabrics, RYP specializes in casual, sporty, island attire for local tastes of all ages.  Blessed with the opportunity to work with Mr. Abe's artwork, RYP has transformed these wonderful art treasures into colorful fabrics in this inaugural aloha shirt line.  Designing Mr. Abe's internationally recognized artwork into fashionable island wear creates a unique blend of elegance, sophistication and sporty style.  


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Pen Etching

Accenting the artistic lines of this black and white ink etching and highlighting the details that create this capturing drawing.  This etching is part of a series of ink creations done by Mr. Abe.

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Elegant Attire

Capturing the moon, gracing the upper shoulder of the shirt, the detailed spirals create a whimsical feeling of movement and eye catching lines which draws the observers eyes in many directions.  The sensation of spiral activity magnifies the beauty of this fabric and showcases the artists talent through inks.