In fashion, new trends are created each season, but designer Kotaro Sakaki of The Sakaki sees this differently.
One of the things that make The Sakaki special is its colorful lookbooks. “I want people to have a laugh,” says Kotaro Sakaki, the designer.
Kotaro Sakaki, the designer behind the brand “The Sakaki,” is truly open-minded. His look books show models wearing goblin and Hyottoko masks. Beneath all the humor though is intricate and carefully considered designs completed to perfection.
Mr. Hirose established the stole brand “comment?” to introduce trendy items using Edo komon.
J.W. Anderson is one of the hottest designers leading the fashion industry today. In order to express the concept of his innovative clothes, Mr. Anderson uses the word “Share.”
Yuichi Hirose is the fourth-generation president of 90-year old HIROSE DYE-WORKS. Edo komon originates from the kamishimo garment worn by the samurai class and is a traditional craft with a 400-year history.
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Since last July, Shuhei Numata from Japan is one of the members of the design team handling sportswear for the brand. We interviewed him about his career and current role.
JT: You use a Mac?
In 1985, Hajime Tachibana collaborated with Radical TV and presented an artwork based on technology at the International Video Biennale.
HT: You’re into running right? How long do you run in one time?
Hajime Tachibana released “Monaco” last September and resumed work as musician after six years.
HT: Hip-hop and house music dominated the latter half of the 80s, but personally I couldn’t quite keep up with the music and fashion trends of those times.
Hajime Tachibana, former member of the music group Plastics and one of the people behind the worldwide popularity of Tokyo street culture, and Jun Takahashi,
- Your new book covers your 22-year career and took 2 years to complete. Which parts do you recommend?
Japanese model Rinka releases her latest book titled “NO.22” on May 28. Rinka pours her heart into her new book as she enters the final stages of her career as a model.
We met 1205’s designer Paula Gerbase, who visited Japan in line with the opening of the brand’s pop-up at Dover Street Market Ginza.
- Where is the balance between fashion and art in the world of creation?
- I see stories and the passing of time reflected in your designs. What are your inspiration sources?
What is fashion? I wanted to ask this simple question with many many answers to those who have been in touch with fashion and still are.