Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lactose Intoner-Art for Rooms Trade Show Chara Chara Area

Lactose Intoner-Art at Rooms was a blast!
After a lot of crazy hard work, 18+ hour days, and midnight typhoon runs to Don Quihote, the event was a success!
Thank you to everyone who came and supported.
It was a pleasure meeting so may different kinds of people from buyers, to press, to fans around the globe...Even the fun granny's that stopped when occasionally passing by! I even met a woman that worked under Klasky Csupo (What a dream come true!)

Lactose Intoler-Art was part of a collective of designers in a space called the "CharaChara" area, directed by "Ichiro" who managed the area, as well as the brand #Dario .The area was toward the entrance of the stadium, featuring designers who use fashion, art, and character culture to create a pop-punch through fashion as the exhibitors and onlookers passed through.
I am excited to share, and was incredibly honored to have been awarded the "Kameyama" award, chosen by the director of the rooms event, himself.
It was a very surreal, yet humbling moment. I will never forget it!
It was funny to see my brand name next to his wonderful cardboard cut out at the entrance of the stadium as well! :)
Thank you once again to EVERYONE was involve and  made this all possible!
There is so much more I want to do, and so much more to learn.
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith."
Have fun with fashion!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pachiko Power

Photography: Kimoken Fashion Photography
Hair/Makeup: Yuka Ishikawa
Mode: Pachiko

YESwave* x Lactose Intoler-Art Dance Performance Collaboration

Lactose Intoler-Art x YESwave* Live Avant-Garde Dance Performance collaboration 
インNew York、ラクトスとYESwave*アバーンギャルドダンスパフォーマンスコラボレーション
Choreographer: Malik Nashad Sharpe
Performers: Stephanie Hewett, Davi Cohen, Shelby Dinslage, Nikki Cella
Sound: Cory Neale
Costume: Brandon Reierson/LactoseIntolerArt
Illustration: Ayaka "EVE" Oguchi
This dance was supported by ShuaSpace in Jersey City, and Otion Front Studio in Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lactose Intoler-Art for Parco's "Creators Mansion"

ハッピーニューズ、です!(Lactose Intoler-Art for Japanese Department Store Parco's "Creator's Mansion" project. English Below)
Lactose Intoler-Artは、スタート、販売します!
Hey Kidz!
Excited to FINALLY announce it!
Lactose Intoler-Art will be available at Parco Shibuya and Fukuoka stores as part of a collective group of various designers called "Creator's Mansion."
It begins today and will last until July 9th. (Fukuoka will start on the 20th!)
This time there are a lot of new pieces-Nearly 100 different items divided between the two shop, including accessories, "remake" limited pieces, printed illustration on layering pieces, and new oversized bottoms and new silhouettes as well.
Mixing and mashing up one's style with their own personal interests has always been an exciting element of how I interpret Tokyo Street fashion culture. I encourage those who wear Lactose Intoler-Art to enjoy sharing a bit of their story through mixing their favorite pieces with their own personal style!
In the end-fashion is just fashion.
So relax a little. Have fun, and keep it Dairy Free, y'all

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lactose Intoler-Art on NHK Kawaii International

I was very excited to be featured on NHK's Internet TV program, "Kawaii International."
This program introduces Kawaii culture to the rest of the world through one of Japan's major TV networks in English. 
For this episode, there was a "Kawaii Leaders Contest," trying to find three "kawaii leaders" from around the world who have something unique and to offer.
Each girl is chosen and is given a challenge in Tokyo, as well as some air time.
A fresh boost for their up and coming careers! 
(Check out the official episode summary on NHK's Kawaii International web site here !)

So where does Lactose Intoler-Art come in?
Katy had followed my work since watching the mini documentary Tokyofashion.com did of my brand (Which you can see HERE .)
As a designer living and working in Tokyo, NHK suggested that Goto-san, the owner Hayatochiri in Koenji give Katy advice on what to create during the challenge.
Lactose Intoler-Art is also stocked at Hayatochiri, so this section of the episode was themed around Katy's passion for making things happen in Japan, and learning tips of the trade from Goto-san and I.
Overall, I was thrilled to get to be a part of it!
If you're ever in Tokyo, be sure to stop by and see Goto-san's shop and say "hi!"

*Best of luck Katy in all that you do! I know you have the potential to go very far! Keep up the creativity!