The starting point was a collection of very specialised Japanese fashion magazines. They gave in-depth information about a specific style or even a specific item. For example, there was an issue that looked at jeans in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The content was very focused on the technical aspects of a piece, such as fabric and construction. Reading all these magazines was very important to me, as it allowed me to follow and learn about the evolution of garments and sneakers.
Furthermore, I’ve always had a very specific taste and a desire to combine different things. Back in the days, there were many second-hand shops run by older Japanese people. They had strict rules – they’d say, “With this item, you must wear this, only this”. I preferred more freedom in combining, like mixing streetwear and vintage. It’s not easy, but it is interesting and it is my personal adventure.