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December 2016

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Highlights of Tokyo Fashion Week ss17 -COTE MER and NAME

December 31, 2016
Highlights of Amazon TFW SS17

COTE MER

Designers: Norio Sato / Seishi Naito

The self-taught Japanese designer, Norio Sato, a former vintage clothes buyer, has been receiving widespread acclaim for his distinctive and innovative approach to fashion.

In 2008 he founded the Cote Mer brand with Japanese pattern maker Seishi Naito. Since then, they have been reinventing vintage materials and silhouettes, by recycling and enhancing them. They have also been experimenting with modern textiles on vintage, one-off garments, which they liken to rare oceanic waves. The Japanese proverb “Ichi-go Ichi-e”, means “once during a lifetime”, and this inspires Sato.

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Fashion Lifestyle & Art

TADAO ANDO’s wonderland

December 13, 2016
Tadao Ando's wonderland

 Tadao Ando and his world

Tadao Ando

安藤 忠雄

Born in Osaka in 1941, a Japanese self-taught architect who spent his early years as a professional boxer and truck driver, until he changed course, taught himself architecture and eventually became one of the Great Fathers of contemporary architecture. He does not even have an architecture degree. But who really cares? He said:

“It wasn’t that I had any great dream of being an architect. I just wanted to make things. Whether it was furniture, painting, interior design, or architecture. I just wanted to create something.” – Tadao Ando

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