After graduating from high school in Japan, I wanted to escape my environment, so I went to Paris to study fashion design. In Paris, I learnt various skills encompassing basic fashion design, such as pattern creation, knitting, printing, and textile creation. However, my style of work was not accepted at the school, so I decided to leave and challenged myself to get into Central Saint Martins, which is accepting of a more creative style of work. The teachers kept telling me that I wouldn't pass because of the difficulty of being accepted, but my desire to rebel against such opinions served as a driving force to succeed.
The specific reason I chose fashion design is because I want to influence the world with my presence. As I previously mentioned, fashion design is the best choice as a medium that directly interferes with the world, due to being so intimately associated with people. I support the simulation hypothesis influenced by the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics and the double-slit experiment, and I believe in the possibility of the power of human consciousness. Unlike other art fields, fashion design has the unique aspect of people wearing designs and spending their daily lives interacting with the world, so by having people wear my garments, fashion design has the potential to change the world using the wearer’s own consciousness. Therefore, my work may also be able to indirectly make a big impact on people and the planet. I want to create a movement that affects the world through both my creativity and the people who wear my designs.