I met Adi through Ai Takahashi, the stylist. I immediately thought his style would work well with my pieces when I first saw his portfolio. On our first meeting, we didn't need more than ten minutes to share what we both wanted, the communication went so smooth that I knew he was the right collaborator. It doesn't work like that for me every time, I often struggle to find good collaborators, not only because I don't have much budget but also because I'm rather introverted. It can be hard to network with other creatives in Japan since the fashion industry here is very exclusive, but it's something I have to work on for sure.