3/15/2012

New York Fashion Week 2012 Fall Winter- Mara Hoffman

On Feb 9th, the NY Fashion Week 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection began at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Our company, continuing on from last year, was again eligible to participate it and many designers invited us to their stages.
Mara Hoffman’s show on the third day of the Fashion Week was wonderful.
It struck me as an African-inspired design.
The print of the design was also exotically original.
Despite being the Fall/Winter Collection, the over all theme had less to do with the season and rather exhibited a very strong individuality.




Sheer dresses and pants which look chilly for fall and winter continued down the runway. 
A designer, Mara, who had started her business in Los Angeles, was recruited by the stylist of the popular TV drama “Sex and the City”.
Nicky Hilton, loving her dresses, came to her stage.
As you see on the photo, some celebrities were interviewed by the TV crews before her show.
After the show finished, I went to the back stage. I talked with Mata and made our photo taken.
I am sorry to show you my standard style surrounded by many stylish people, but the person on the right on the photo is Mara.

3/04/2012

Italian Fashion Collection Magazine


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.