1998年 清永浩文により『SOPH.』設立。ミニマムなデザインを軸に、洗練された日常着を求めてスタート。サープラスの用途に忠実なディテールや、アウトドアの機能を追求した素材などに着目し、その高い機能性をカジュアルな日常着に採用したコレクションを展開。その後も、和を意識した備長炭の素材をアパレルに取り入れるなど、日本人としての美意識をも感じさせる機能美を表現した。ファッションに機能性を取り込むことが、都市生活者の快適なリアルクローズであるという理念は、その後のストリートファッションに少なからず影響を与え、革新的な視点が注目を浴びる。

その後、柳宗理やイームズといった異分野のクリエイションに着目したコレクションを展開。ブランド名を『SOPH.』から『SOPHNET.』へ改名した2002年以降も、現代美術家の宮島達男や英国アートの巨匠、ジュリアン・オピー、アメリカのジャック・ピアソンらとコラボレート。ファッションにアートを融合したウェアを次々と発表。また近年では 『NIKE ACG』の遺産に、『SOPHNET.』がもつ洗練と簡潔を宿らせた『NIKE HERITAGE ACG』の1STコレクションを手掛ける。



In 1998, 『SOPH.』 was founded by Hirofumi Kiyonaga. Under the concept of minimal design, it has started its business seeking for the sophisticated daily wear. With focusing on the surplus details for multi-usages and the quest for the high-tech materials, it has created and developed the collection of functional casual clothes for daily use. After that, SOPH. has been trying to convince that you can feel a kind of Japanese aesthetic beauty through the cloth material containing Binchotan. The philosophy that the comfortable clothes good for urban dwellers should be functional-oriented has so far affected not a little the trend of street fashion and such innovative point of view of 『SOPH.』 has received widespread attention.

Afterwards, 『SOPH.』 has been inspired by the creation of Sori Yanagi and Charles and Ray Eames, who are completely out of fashion field, developed its unique collections. After the brand name was changed from 『SOPH.』 to 『SOPHNET.』 in 2002, in collaborations with Tatsuo Miyajima, a well-known contemporary Japanese artist, Julian Opie, a master of English art and Jack Pierson, a US artist; SOPHNET. has successively developed new lines of clothes which evolved from the blend of art and fashion. Recently, 『SOPH.』 has launched the 1st collection of 『NIKE HERITAGE ACG』 in which the great heritage of 『NIKE ACG』 and the essence of SOPHNET.'s 'simplicity' and 'sophistication', are designed to be blended harmoniously.

Music, art, industrial design........ 『SOPHNET.』 has established its identity by bringing systematically the essence of various cultures into one fashion field. 『SOPHNET.』combines all the necessary elements for today's mens fashion such like street, outdoor, traditional, and it is still evolving as a leading brand that contributes to full growth of domestic brands.