TAISEI ISHIKAWA

Contact:
yasuo23191107@gmail.com
University/School:
Bunka Gakuen
Location:
Bunka Gakuen
Specialism:
Art DirectionAward WinnerDiversityFashion DesignMakeup & Hair DesignStyling
About Me

I want to create clothes that touch people's hearts

While studying at Bunka Fashion College, I participated in many fashion contests and won the YKK Special Award at the YKK Fastening Awards, and took second place at the Bunka Fashion College Contest. After graduating, I entered Bunka Fashion Graduate University and now I create costumes for dancers and artists.

Up to the moment when I encountered fashion, I was like the “Spirited away” movie character Kaonashi (No-face) - without self-awareness. I listened to other people's opinions and ideas and passed them off as my own. However, fashion made me realize that the joys and sorrows I feel in everyday life are my own and it helped me become an improved version of myself. A single impression can change your life for good. That's why I want to be someone who can create impressions and share opportunities with people like my past self who live in the Information Age.

INSPIRATION

The BALL - Creatures living in nature and us humans living in the modern world

I was very attracted to the Ball culture of the 1980s and instantly felt a connection with it. Just as in nature, which is the source of life, plants and animals battle against harshness of conditions and people also face stereotypes and discrimination within human society. I have gained a better understanding of: “I am what I am. I'll stick with it and live."

The details of this collection are inspired by the shapes and movements of various animals. The red pleated coat is designed in a way it can also be worn as a dress, and the styling expresses the commonality between the feature of betta fish to “flash” when courting and intimidating, and human fashion. In addition, blue organza dress with YKK eyelet washers to imitate the frills, inspired by a sea slug that lives vigorously in the sea, creating a “living armour”.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Life-giving armour - To be myself

I felt suffocated in the world. The power and beauty of the living creatures. I implemented the strength of living creatures in clothes. In this technique, I recreated the continuity that forms the shape in the dress by forming wings inspired by those of a dragonfly. I reimagined the elephant's trunk into the design of the sleeves, mixing functionality and design. All the outfits were worn m\by male models, and the portfolio was created with the Ball Culture of the 1980s aesthetic.

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Rupaul
Art DirectionAward WinnerDiversityFashion DesignMakeup & Hair DesignStyling
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