How old were you when you started having a real
interest in fashion?
Was there some powerful influence towards
this direction at the time?
When I was 14, I made my
mind up I would become a fashion designer. There was no big influence,
but at the time designers’ clothing brands -such as
garçons, Yohji Yamamoto etc- were very popular in Japan. So this fact
might have helped me realize that designing clothes
was one realistic
job option, instead of something too
special.When setting out to work on a new project, what is
it that drives you?
Is it inspiration or rather an inner need
to be creative?
Some ideas just come to me; where
from I can’t even describe. They might come from my subconscious.
Sometimes it’s only the atmosphere, it could be only the
colors or just the mood. It’s always formless, so I have to pursue it
and find out what it is. That is the
Would you describe
your collection for summer 2017?
The theme is “Here
the sky is.”
You don’t have to fly when you want to be free,
here is the part of the sky and you can be free anywhere you want.
So I wanted to express the shapes and the silhouette of wings
on the dresses to “fly” right here. When I started working on the
collection I had been thinking “what things are divine?” The answer for
me was “the sky.” I think that made me reach the
The dominant colours in all your collections are
black and white. Why do make this choice?
colors fit what I
Has the way you work on a collection
changed through the years?
I am more serious about my
work because I have more customers
Is there a piece of clothing, from your
personal wardrobe, that has been especially
meaningful or that
has played an important role at some point in your
There is nothing very