Movement and comfort, are key to my collection.
Hence, sportswear and street wear have always been my inspiration. The challenge born, to break the boundary between everyday street wear/sportswear, and elegant and glamorous femininity that are required in designing Womenswear, is what I hope to have achieved within my collection, though looking at Japanese traditional wear, Japanese wood print, and by using a new approach to sweatshirt.
I have also been inspired by the subject of preconceptual fashion, which is, covering the body instead of exposing, and by hiding the body it becomes enhanced in a more effective way. Oversized and baggy may not make a woman look beautiful or attractive, yet I believe that by providing a space for someone that I design the clothes for, to move in the garments, and providing fabrics and silhouettes that move together with the body, giving her a presence and an attitude, she becomes undefeated and the most attractive woman.
My passion to Fashion Design has grown over years, whilst experiencing and memorizing life at different time and place. Nano Aoshima Spring/Summer 2012 is a very personal collection, hence full of youth and it is what I feel right now at this moment. My ideas are never ending and I am convinced that this is the reason why I continued to enjoy designing so much. I wish to create something that has a character, and pieces of work that leave something in the corner of people's mind, to be remembered and recognized that it is my own work.
My designs will keep changing as I grow up and enrich my experience, and I wish to keep expressing and communicating all of myself that is consumed into Fashion Design, in every opportunities that I meet in future.