Share about the journey that led you to fashion design.
I keep following new fashion trends through WWD and watching YouTube often helps to make my sense expands. I try to use different sewing machines with different fabrics as many as I can. For other techniques, I use stretch fabrics so one size can fit all! The easiest thing is to make my one of the kind pieces. The struggle to learn is to make a tailored jacket.
Who you are as a designer? Aesthetic? Customer? Brand? Etc.? Do you offer a new line each season, create custom work or both?
Now I am more into Jewelry line, but twice a year I showcase my new women's clothing collection for ISETAN SALONE in Tokyo.
I am so thrilled to have you a part of the EFWA Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R Wilson. Have you ever upcycled used garments before? If so, how?
Yes, I've done a lot of upcycling because I love vintage clothing, especially from the 80's, so I sometimes upcycle a vintage dress into a new piece.
Please share a little about your approach/inspiration for creating your runway look for this international show? What can the audience expect?
I used my BF's vintage shirts to create a new dress. This garment has a couple different ways you can wear. Andit is one size fits all - very Eco!
What would you most like the international fashion audience to know about you as a designer and your brand?
I want people know that I am a self-taught fashion designer providing dresses and jewelry to Japanese celebrities such as AI, Superfly, Flower, E-girls etc. in Tokyo.
What's next for you as a designer? What are your long term dreams?
I have a muscular dystrophy,,, So I am limited in how much I can walk. But I hope to keep designing fashion & jewelry as long as I can.