Designer Mikio Sakabe: 'Style itself is the creation of newness' – The Japan Times

Title: Mikio Sakabe
Age: 40
Nationality: Japanese
Occupation: Dressmaker for the model Mikiosakabe
Likes: Style
Dislikes: Gossip


. What made you wish to examine trend outdoors of Japan? I knew I couldn’t study the world at school — I needed to go outdoors of my nation to expertise it.

2. For those who may solely put on one trend merchandise for the relaxation of your life what would it not be? My Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrance.

three. What made you wish to be a designer? I like new and contemporary issues. Style itself is the creation of newness.

four. For those who may costume up as something for Halloween, what would you be? A zombie. I seem like an actual one by chance anyway.

5. The place do you discover inspiration to your collections? I get my inspiration from strolling round my neighborhood in Nakano (Tokyo).

6. What do you concentrate on quick-trend tradition? It’s a waste of material, that’s what it is.

7. What do you assume is the largest distinction between streetwear and excessive trend? The largest distinction is the perspective of the individuals who put on them.

eight. What goes via your head if you end up taking a bow at the finish of the present? I’m pondering, “How far do I actually should stroll out onto the runway?!?”

9. Do you learn evaluations by yourself exhibits? Simply … typically.

10. For those who needed to watch one film for the relaxation of your life what would it not be? That seems like a fairly horrible factor to should do!

11. What is your favourite cafe or lunch spot in Tokyo? I’m all the time someplace in Nakano.

12. What do you assume if you’re standing on the prepare? I normally mess around on my iPhone.

13. For those who may design an outfit for anybody in historical past, who would it not be? I might like to have designed the outfit for the first ape in historical past to have worn garments.

14. What does the kanji of your first identify — 三樹郎 — imply? Does it match your persona? My identify Mikio means “three tree man” — I've by no means considered that earlier than.

15. For those who weren’t a designer, what would you be? I’d be fortunately working in an element-time job someplace.

16. Is there somebody you respect the most? Belgian designer “Walter van Beirendonck,” as his collections are all the time madly inventive.

17. For those who might be a superhero, who would you be? Why? I might be a time traveler. It’s a secret.

18. What is your favourite phrase or phrase in Japanese? Maa ne,” or “properly, no matter.” I don’t wish to make selections.

19. Do you will have any phrases of recommendation for younger individuals? Being younger or being previous isn’t actually all that totally different.

20. Inform us one thing about your self that individuals won't know. I don’t do any analysis for my designs.

To comply with Mikio Sakabe on Instagram, see www.instagram.com/mikiosakabe.

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