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
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
Well, hey kids-!
Excited to announce the opening of the Lactose Intoler-Art Official Online Shop!
Click away, and tanoshimi! http://www.shoplactose.com
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Excited to finally upload some shots from the Koenji, Tokyo photoshoot.
Click here to check out the rest of the photos on the Lactose Intoler-Art Facebook Page and the new and improved Lactose Intoler-Art Official Online Shop as well! www.shoplactose.com
Photography: Kyohei Abe
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Very excited to announce that Lactose Intoler-Art is now available at the new "SUPERSPACE" store in Singapore. SUPERSPACE carries some of the globe's most avant garde brands, and focuses on fashion as personal, creative self expression. If you're n Singapore be sure to stop by!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Things have been bonkers lately with Lactose Intoler-Art. I am back in Tokyo now after going back home for about a month to detach for awhile and recharge my creative batteries.
The lifestyle here in this city is so fast paced, it can be hard to completely adjust, even after spending a lot of time here.
I tell my friends back home that Tokyo just feels fake. I always say it's like I'm living in a Fashion Video Game World...Which sounds awesome, but sometimes it feels a bit disconnected from reality as well.
This disconnect can also be a good thing for the dreamer. I really love the idea of creative people gathering together in a community and creating their own sense of reality.
I feel like that kind of movement is definitely happening in Tokyo. There are so many people that have created a very vibrant, subcultural lifestyle that is so against the grain when compared to the normal, conservative side of Japanese culture.
I think what a lot of people in the west do not realize, is that Tokyo is not actually some thriving mecha where street fashion "reigns supreme", and is openly accepted everywhere you go.
I think the strong "street fashion" culture people often see online is actually a group of kids who find fashion as a means of self expression in a rather conservative culture.
The kids that you see in FRUiTS magazine are definitely not your everyday Japanese business folk. Sure, comments from onlookers may not be quite as harsh in Tokyo as some other global cities, but don't be too quick to assume that these "street snap heroes" are completely accepted because of that.
The fact that a lot of these people are doing what exactly what they want with their own personal style, in a rather group oriented culture is actually something to be admired. They are most definitely going against the grain.For me, I always feel that there is a weird, cultural twist as well-Being an "outsider" in a culture that pressures people to conform. I definitely get lots of "looks" from people, but that can be both positive and negative. In my mind, I just keep boppin' and feelin' free and enjoying what I do!
I must say though, I have been extremely fascinated with how fashion and art intertwine for a long time. Specifically with fashion as a means of creative self expression.
With that said, I'm not interested in copying Japanese fashion at all (which that would be a bit difficult wouldn't it? I think the fashion culture here is extremely complex anyway), but I am definitely inspired by the stylistically creative aesthetic of people in this city for sure.
I love to try to incorporate my own personal style into what I am interested in at the moment.
As an artist, I feel that art, nostalgia, and even hobbies can all be tangled together with fashion. Fashion alone is definitely not identity for me, but is simply an element and reflection of myself.
Fashion isn't life, but it is a fun part of the bigger picture.
This year, I want to continue to push my own personal boundaries as an artist. I hope to inspire people to be who they want to be, regardless of where they live, if anything. Whether it's wearing a see-through cloud top on a train in Tokyo, or wearing fun, bright red makeup that actually looks like you just got punched in the face in rural Arkansas, do what you wanna do. Don't take yourself too seriously. Life can be your Fashion Video Game.
Cap-Inverted Thrifted Orange Camo hat from Oklahoma.
Sheer Outer Top-Balmung SS14
Long Blue Waffle Shirt-Thrifted
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
It's been a great year! Stay tuned for more exciting projects coming for Lactose Intoler-Art in 2014!