Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Josiah Chua x Lactose Intoler-Art "Remake" Collection Collaboration

I'm really excited to announce a long awaited collaboration project with designer Josiah Chua!
Josiah and I became friends after I reblogged some pieces from his graduating collection from LaSalle in Singapore on my tumblr years ago.
He and I ended up moving to Tokyo around the same time, and have became really close friends.
The same collection that started our friendship ended up being stocked at DOG in Harajuku, and the main showpiece from the collection was purchased by Lady Gaga later.
In Japan, Josiah and I both went through very similar experiences. We were working with people in the fashion industry, and trying to manage the language and the daily strive that comes with living in Japan.
Being both "outsiders", in a very "insider" scene and culture, we were able to keep each other inspired and encouraged, with the root of our inspiration being the same...Tokyo!
This collection is a collaboration of Josiah's amazing design skills and aesthetic  and a very Lactose Intoler-Art illustration-inspired style..As if my sketchbook came to life in real garments!
Each of the looks consist of several one-off pieces, and will never be reproduced. The exhibition will be the first weekend in March. Please look below for more information! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu! :)

Josiah Chua x ラクトス コラボレーションコレックション!
When? 3月の6(金)、7(土)、8(日)!(13:30時-21:00時くらい)
。。ぜひぜひ!ラクトスとJosiah Chuaのオリジナルアイテムもあります。よろしく!:)
The long awaited Josiah Chua x Lactose Intoler-Art Collaboration will soon take place!
WHERE? Koenji's Hayatochiri Gallery alongside the Kitakore Building.
WHEN? Fri-Sun, March 6th through 8th (the first weekend in March!) we plan to be there from around 1:30-9:00pm each day!
This will feature a collaborative collection with several unique looks. There will also be original Lactose Intoler-Art and Josiah Chua items avsislvld as well. Come out and support local indie artists in Tokyo! :)
Looking forward to seeing you all there! Special Thank you to our fun model Holly (@lehua__ ) and creative photographer Lenne (@lenneigh for the original non-illustrated photos as well! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

excube exhibition featuring Lactose Intoler-Art x Kisoutengai (キソウテンガイ)

Very excited to announce that Lactose Intoler-Art will take part in a collaborative exhibition at excube Gallery in Osaka.
There will be "remake" themed pieces, collaborating with the designer of "Kisoutengai" (キソウテンガイ in Japanese)

If you're in the area, please be sure to check out unique one off pieces by designers from around the world.

The pieces will be available Saturday, January 10th to Sunday January 18th.
I will be in the States, but please let me know here if you stopped by!

Be sure to check out excube if you haven't already on Facebook or instagram @excube . 

Or, check out their official web site at http://excube.jp


"超メイク人"展 ナニワ編
[期間]2015.1/10(sat) to 1/18(sun)



5TOY (はやとちり/キタコレ)
On Mark,Sue Going (OMSG)
Rachel (ilil/キタコレ)


(Art Exhibition:memento)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lactose Intoler-Art x Josiah Chua Collaboration Photographed by Kimoken

Excited to share these photos of a shoot I did with featuring one off collaboration pieces I did with Singaporean Designer Chua.
The idea behind this collection was mixing the idea of art and fashion, as well as analyzing how people perceive "Japanese street fashion" outside of Japan.
There were a total of six looks for this collection, so there's a lot more to see and to be talked about.. (More info in the next post!)
For this particular collection, we had two official shoots. This shoot is solely featuring one specific piece shot by Kimoken in Koenji.
Kimoken is a street fashion photographer, taking photos of the more indie/underground side of Tokyo's fashion scene. The people he captures are usually more subcultural, into the arts, music, or have their own indie brands. Koenji is an area where you can see a lot of flavor in Tokyo outside of Harajuku. It's more of a place though, where you have to be there at the right time/event, and to know the shop. Kimoken does an amazing job of capturing exactly what's happening in the scene when other photographers aren't around.

I have enjoyed working with Kimoken on this project. He has a great eye for location and people on the street as well.  Not only is he is truly talented,  but has become a great friend.
For this shoot, I was also very excited to meet Pachiko, the sweet model he scouted on the streets of Koenji when she was visiting in from Hokkaido. She did such a nice job embracing the clothing! This first photo below is called "hatching Tamagotchi" by Kimoken..(haha). Stay tuned for the rest of the looks from the other shoot!

Model: Pachiko-chan
Pachiko-chan's twitter and instagram
Top: Lactose Intoler-Art x Josiah Chua
Inner: Lactose Intoler-Art x Josiah Chua
Shoes: Buffalo (with original hand painting by Lactose Intoler-Art)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tokyo Fashion Special Feature Video Interview : Lactose Intoler-Art - Street Style-Inspired Art & Fashion in Tokyo

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be featured on Tokyofashion.com's video interview. The video pretty much explains everything, but I want to be sure and say thank you so much to Tokyofashion.com for being incredibly supportive of underground artistsm and showing what's happening here in Tokyo. You guys are so amazing and I am incredibly grateful!
I also want to thank the people that have followed my work all the way through. Whether it's from my tumblr, networking and meeting people at events, or from this blog,  you guys are all incredible, and encourage me so much to continue to fight hard for my dreams.
For everyone that is new, or to those that have found me through Tokyofashion.com, welcome! :) I am so excited to be able to share a bit of what I do with all of you.
Again, thank you all SO much for the support!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lactose Intoler-Art for "Naniwa NANIコレ" Exhibition by excube

I was very excited to be a part of the "Naniwa NANIコレ" series of events.
"Naniwa NANIコレ” featured various independent designers, held throughout the year at the shop and gallery "excube" in Osaka.
I was happy to be a part of the last batch with five other designers, including HeiHei, Anima Animus, He (へ), Shetamonda, and Tarzankick.
These are some of the official photos. Check out the rest at www.excube.jp , as well as my instagram @lactoseintolerart .

Thank you Aono-san for this amazing opportunity, and for supporting indie and underground artists!

Sunday, July 13, 2014