Takahiro Kawaguchi by atlier.Ta.a.Na 2012 S/S Collection
The 2012 S/S edition of Japan Fashion Week (aka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) in Tokyo is under way! Several times each day, TokyoFashion.com’s contributors are reporting back from runway shows and events all over town. Be sure to check out all of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo coverage.
On Thursday, October 20th, Japanese label Takahiro Kawaguchi by atlier.Ta.a.Na showcased their 2012 Spring/Summer collection on the runway at the Belle epoque College of Beauty.
Label creator Takahiro Kawaguchi was born in 1967 in the Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan. He worked in the family construction business until age 30, then left to attend a dress school in Nagoya. Kawaguchi enjoys creating original designs from denim in the form of skirts, dresses, and jackets.
Takahiro Kawaguchi by atlier.Ta.a.Na 2012 S/S collection shown at Japan Fashion Week had a singular focus – denim. The collection was inspired by poor and working class immigrants who came to California during the gold rush of the mid 1800s. The collection is basically a fusion of two cultures and times – 19th century pioneer Americana re-imagined by a 21st century Japanese premium denim brand.
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Takahiro Kawaguchi by atlier.Ta.a.Na 2012 Spring/Summer
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External Link: Takahiro Kawaguchi by atlier.Ta.a.Na Official Website
About the photographer:
As long as he is behind his camera Will is a happy man. He has photographed everything from the slums of Bangkok to the catwalks of Tokyo. He is a contract photographer for Lonely Planet, his images and photo essays have appeared in Time Out, The Japan Times, Sportswear International and a variety of other newspapers, magazines and guidebooks around the world and his photo essays from Iraq for The Griffith Review even earned him a mention in the Australian book review of the year in 2006. In addition to his media related work, Will also shoots events, portraits, weddings and the occasional CD cover. Whatever he’s working on, he always writes about his jobs and how he goes about them at Will Robb Photography.