Ichiban officially began in the spring of 2007 when two friends decided to combine their individual strengths for design and retailing to create not only a brand but also a lifestyle choice for the future. Today, two friends are now also business partners for a brand that has gone from strength to strength and set for future success.
The inspiration of Ichiban not only encompasses street design culture but also on trend themes and techniques in the marketplace.
Ichiban means to be “number one” or “best” and creates apparel, which lives up to this ethos. Designs highlight the brash hypocrisy of our consumerism but also the simple childlike addiction we have to nostalgic imagery.
Ichiban uses high standard finishing techniques, which are all, based in the UK and in most garments you’ll find cotton that is organically sourced and Earth positive.
The brand appeals to Core Street wear fans and also the fashion conscious individual. There are no barriers to gender, Ichiban have men’s ranges and also exclusive women’s range stocked in ASOS.
Ichiban is stocked in independent stores across the United Kingdom with expansion in to Europe and the US imminent. ASOS and Urban Outfitters are recent fans of the brand and selected ranges are available through their outlets.