Tag - Tokyo fashion

「着物ティー」SALZ Kimono Shirt Collection

Hey! Hopefully you’re having a great week? みなさん、明日11月23日は勤労感謝の日ですね。いかがお過ごしですか? Just wanted to announce a new idea to showcase the beautiful collaborative images I did in the past year with many international creators. 日本や世界中で大活躍されてるアーティストさんたちと一緒に作ってきた作品を形にしていきたいと思っていました。 As you know, I frequently style kimono photo shoots. Some just as an art form and in hope to inspire others to view kimono as a fun fashion item. Wearing kimono comes with a lot of challenges and can be intimidating, so we thought: How about printing kimono art on a shirt? [...]

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「斉藤上太郎コレクション」JOTARO SAITO 2018 A/W

On Wednesday I went to see the new collection of kimono designer JOTARO SAITO at the Tokyo Fashion Week. 水曜日(2018年3月21日)に、東京ファッションウィークにて、着物デザイナーのJOTARO SAITO(斉藤上太郎)さんの新作発表を訪問しました。 Although the cherry blossoms started blooming and we had 22°C a couple of days back, on the day of the collection we had snow and heavy rain at only 2°C!! What are the chances? Haha! So instead of a silk kimono I had to go with something washable – how handy that I have a jersey kimono by JOTARO SAITO himself. [...]

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「FKI展 & ルミロック」Year end kimono fun

Time seems to fly faster and faster these weeks. It’s December and suddenly I feel overwhelmed with work – but that’s a great thing after having a little too silent past months. Colder weather and the years final month calls for kimono events and the popular “忘年会” Year-end parties! So I found myself running around between 4 appointments yesterday. One was the FKI展 – Fashion & Kimono & Ikimono exhibit which is basically a joint pop up store in the famous Isetan [...]

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「着物についてのインタビュー」Interview with The Daily Dot

After someone took a photo of me wearing the Space Invaders kimono in a train station and putting it online, Twitter completely blew up so that the photo/tweet was seen by 1.4 Million people and was retweeted over 15,000 times. この間、手作りのスペースインベーダー着物でお出かけしたところ、駅に「着物の写真を撮っていいですか?すごいですね!」との事がありました。 顔なしの写真でしたのに、次の日ツイッターを見たら友達からのメッセージで「コレもしかしてアンジーですか?話題になってるよ!!」で先日の写真が!! とんでもない事になってた!オー 今まで見た人の数はなんと140万人で、リツイートは1万5千回以上です。 I didn’t know about it until a friend tweeted me like “Is that you, Anji? This tweet is going viral!!” – and it indeed WAS me! What a weird feeling this was. I never got much recognition for what I do [...]

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StyleShare Japan Interview

 The other day I got interviewed by the fashion app “StyleShare” about life and what inspires me. StyleShare is a popular fashion style app from Korea, where you can upload your coordinates and beauty pictures and tag the brands you wear. この間、スタイルシェアにインタビューをされました ☆ スタイルシェアは韓国と日本の人気ファッションアップリです。毎日のファッションコーデやビューティー商品をシェアできますし、トレンドを見れて楽しいアップリです。 I use this app for a while now and it has many users across Japan and Asia. The interview was posted only in Japanese and some people wanted to read it – so I posted it up here with English [...]

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Fashion Week Tokyo AW16/17 – NGUYEN CONG TRI

On Tuesday I was invited to see the -Japan meets Vietnamese fashion- runway show with featured Vietnamese fashion designer Nguyen Cong Tri. I chose a casual outfit consisting of a snug Hoodie worn below a mens kimono with Hokusai wave print and Dr.Martens boots. (Picture taken by Matthew Sperzel Photography) To be honest I went there with rather low expectations (you know, usually the more famous designers show their collections later on the day). Or lets put it this way: I did [...]

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