Designer's Blog

April 27th, 2012


After Paris Collection, I visited Milan for the International Footwear and Leather Show, Mikam and Mipel.
I walked around the city a little so I’d like to share some memories.

In Italy

As I walk through the beautiful arcades, there is the famous cathedral Duomo stands.
It’s been 3 years since I last visited it.

In Italy

In Italy

It took about 5 centuries to complete it and it was built in a classic baroque style.
The inside Duomo is astonishing! It is a sacred space with magnificent stained-glass windows, massive paintings and sculptures.

In Italy

I had a meeting with the Spanish espadrille maker, Gaimo.
Everybody was very kind and friendly and we had a great meeting.
Thank you all very much!
I’m looking forward to working with them next season again!

April 19th, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

I went to Kofu to see the cherry blossoms.
It was a nice weather and TAKEDA Shingen Festival was held so there were many people.

Cherry Blossoms

I looked up to the tree and the color combination of the blue sky with the pink cherry blossoms was beautiful!

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms along the stone walls of the castle make a more attractive atmosphere.
I also went to the Shosenkyo Valley which is considered as Japan’s most beautiful gorge.

Cherry Blossoms

The power of the earth overflows in this valley.

Cherry Blossoms - Mount Fuji

The beautiful sight of Kofu city and Mount Fuji.
You can see Mount. Fuji very clearly.

Cherry Blossoms

I had the chance to spend a very quiet and relaxing day after the Paris Fashion Week and to have some rest.

April 10th, 2012

Costa Rica #2

Cherry blossoms are everywhere and spring has finally arrived!

I’d like to share the memories from Costa Rica a little bit more with you.
There were many colorful vegetables and fruits at the market.
The ripe avocados with it’s beautiful color looks delicious!

Not just the groceries there were also party goods and sundries at the market.
The colorful pinatas which are used at the parties: they are so colorful and make me smile.

I saw an interesting horse with a white face!
It’s pretty rare and I was very lucky I got to see it.

I also enjoyed the jungle cruise!

You can recognize the print I made by adding some colorful birds and coconut trees turned into this dress. You can find it now in stores!

This print is also used for the Seiko Instruments advertising.