My interview article and our kimono photos appeared last November in the Italian fashion collection magazine, Donna Cllezioni.
This photo is the cover of the magazine, graced by Louis Vuitton.
This magazine is as large as a pictorial book, having more than 400 pages. It belongs to a coffee table book, intended for the more high class audience. My article has been already finished and sent to me last autumn, but now we have a physical copy of the magazine.
Unfortunately, because I have been quite busy with work recently, I wasn’t able to write about this job from last year any earlier. Below is my article that was published in the magazine.
“The traditional Japanese garment becomes a fashion item that can be worn by modern women in the globalized world.
This truly interesting project is a product of the creative mind of Hiromi Asai. Established in 2010 by Hiromi, Mode & Classic New York enjoys international recognition as a kimono Maison whose main aim is to make the traditional Japanese item a contemporary garment and overcome ethnic and cultural barriers, so that anyone can wear it."
Recently I received a job offer from Vogue Hommes International, a magazine of men’s fashion issued by Vogue Paris. There are a lot of very stylish people living in New York, who are supposed to be unique. Men’s clothes have, in a sense, almost the similar shape, which seems a bit like kimono fashion. The stylish men are trying to make individual beauty in the similar shape, which should be difficult, but very fun.