Section 1: Contributor Essays Section 2: Photographs Section 3: Terminology
Exhibition to be organized by Ashu will be scheduled in parallel with book launch Advance orders have already been requested by major booksellers in Japan, such as Junkudo, Kinokuniya, Tower Records, Logos Shibuya, SHELF Aoyama and Tsutaya. Similar specialty markets in the States should also be considered. Hat "workshops" will be run in Tokyo and Hong Kong witch the artist, in which participants will learn the basics of hat design using recyled materials. Currently finalizing the details for similar workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.
Shlomit Yaish: Born in Israel, fashion designer and milliner Shlomit Yaish began her career apprenticed to the Head Designer of Elie Tahari in New York. She arrived in Japan in 2003 to join the team at Grace Hats of Tokyo/Hong Kong/Seoul/New York, where she designed hats for their biannual collections. Konishi Katsujii: president of ADVAGE, an advertisement and photography agency in Aoyama, is a Tokyo-based photographer whose works have appeared in many magazines such as Seven Seas and Bansanken. He has worked at Tokyo Fashion Week for designers such as Hiroko Koshino, Kino, Ato and Jutaro Saito. Hiromitsu Ogata : has been working in the fashion industry for eight years. He works with Japanese fashion brands, celebrities, actors and actresses and for magazines such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Departure and People. His work includes catalogues, fashion ads, magazines and personal shootings. Meg Suko : was born and raised in Tokyo. She studied photography at Seattle Central Community College, and worked as an Assistant Photographer for Akio Tomari and Kaoru Izima. Her works have been published in magazines such as The Seattle Times, Men's EX, My Space (Japan) and Eslite Reader (Taiwan).