Charles Le Mindu AW11
Sung Hee at Opening Ceremony F/W 2014
"With more and more Tokyo-style (or was that Osaka?) bistro-cafés popping up in Kyoto, the one-time sanctum of quaint old coffee shops, the "sushi café" opened just a year ago in a student area nearby Kyoto University and Kyoto University of Art and Design. The owner-chef is the son of a famous Kyoto sushi master, who did his times apprenticing at the family sushi bar before going independent. His new little space has an eatery on the ground floor; a small gallery above that and a penthouse on top where he lives — home and work all nice and cozy together. He may be new as a café proprietor, but he’s been on Helmut Lang for ten years now. Back in his Tokyo college days, his life was changed by a visit to the Via Bus Stop boutique in Shibuya Parco. Oh, he tried other designer brands, but Lang was the only one that really did it for him. "Now I don’t even went to buy anything but Lang, and even thought of making Lang the shop uniform! At present there’s nowhere in Kyoto that sells Lang, so he sometimes goes on shopping trips to Nagoya or orders on-line from New York. How many outfits does he have? He himself has lost track, he’s got so many. "And just look at this…" He flips out his mobile phone and there on the screen — the Lang logo. Such a passionate young man.!"
Kom ba wa.
It’s unbelievable how fast this year has gone. I guess the closer it is to Santa, the better? Honestly I’m too impatient, so here’s something that gives me the same happy chills.
This year I’m proud to announce to be part of QUT’s Fleet Store (Brisbane) Opening in September the pop up store will feature my illustrations and merchandise, along with many talented/upcoming designers.
If you’re in town or around it..be sure to come in, and converse with these exotic kittens.