This time of year the drill is, I wake up and it takes me a few minutes to remember what city I’m in. Oh, that’s right I’m in Tokyo today! I meditate, drink some coffee and fit in a quick work out. At 8:00am I meet up with Hono Uehara the Women’s Fashion Director for Strasburgo stores and we head to Tokyo Station. We take the Shinkansen aka the Bullet Train and we make our way to Nagoya for the first day of trunk shows at Strasburgo in Midland Square. The hour and a half trip consists of us catching up, talking about life, art, music, philosophy, and of course fashion. In between there is a lot of laughter. We’ve known each other for many years, she understands my creative process completely and pretty much knows what I’m thinking before I speak.
Prior to finishing the set up and staff briefing the first customer walks in and minutes later she places her order for several pieces from the StarChild and Numinous collections. It looks like we have a hit! The hours pass quickly as we welcome customers through out the day. Before we realize it, it’s closing time and off we go for dinner and some sake!
All images by: Simon Alcantara