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AKI TAKEUCHI&MIWA MORITA

AKI TAKEUCHI&MIWA MORITA

THEATRE PRODUCTS

Takeuchi Akira
Born in 1976 in Nagasaki Prefecture. Designer, Associate Professor, Department of Space Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design. Graduated from S-mode Tokyo School General Course in 1998. After a pattern maker by Com des Garçons Co., Ltd., in 2001, with designer Myoya Nakanishi (resigned from 2013) and producer Kaori Kanamori, a brand whose concept is "the world becomes a theater with clothes", THEATER PRODUCTS (theatre products) Start.

Miwa Morita
Born in 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture. designer. In 2001, graduated from S-mode Tokyo School General Course. Joined THEATER PRODUCTS in 2009. Launched ensemble THEATER PRODUCTS (Announced Theater Products) in the fall / winter of 2011, and worked on accessories and accessories design. From the fall / winter of 2013, he works with Akira Takeuchi as designer of THEATER PRODUCTS brand.

The theater product by two people has just begun.
Takeuchi (T below) It is from last year. Morita (F below) Finally three seasons.
Both of you, Morita’s predecessor Nakanishi Myousuke are also from Esmode, are you by accident?
T Since I was a student, all three people knew each other. F I was acquainted originally, Mr. Nakanishi was a senior.
Do you have a academic background? (Laughs)
T & amp; F (lol) T I have never intended to solidify the person who is from S-mode.
Do you have any trust in people who learned in S-mode?
What I feel objectively in dealing with many students since I established the
T brand is that S-mode students are highly motivated. I am prepared to get a fashion job in the future. I do not know why, but everyone has that kind of atmosphere. Where do you think the goodness of
S-mode?
T I feel that each student is being taken care of. The size of this school may be just right. The eyes are on everyone, a little family-friendly. F I also had a strange side, and I do not like the place where there are many people, so the sense of size of S mode was very suitable for myself. However, although it is a small school, there is an impression that it was difficult to catch a teacher. I had not decided on a seat in the classroom, so I would like to go to school as soon as possible to take a seat in front of the teacher. T Too serious (laughs). F It was really three years when I worked my best in my life and ran through.
So your motivation was high.
Everyone around was so. At that time there were no textbooks and prints were distributed that day, so I had to keep a close watch on what the teacher said. Especially when I was in the second grade, I had the problem of making jackets.
Have you been struggling to make a jacket?
F It was serious! T For women, the jacket may be quite difficult. Because tailored is not something that women originally have in skin sense. F One of the operations of the iron, I have to see everything from the teacher’s hand gesture.
Such ongoing research will lead to confidence after graduation.
F I think so. Because I’ve come through that.
Have you ever been enthusiastic in school days other than school work?
T I was completely in fashion (laughs), and it was three years I was making clothes with a feeling that it was not enough just with the S-mode task. Make clothes other than the task and consult with the teacher. F That’s how serious … (laughs). T If I say so, I think it is serious (laughs).
Mr. Morita also did not change the side eyes besides making clothes.
F I bought a lot of clothes (laughs). I feel that I was looking forward to learning new things and expressing my feelings through clothes.
Before I came to make clothes, there were clothes for me to wear. Did you change your mind when you started making clothes when you were a student?
F I felt like making clothes that I wanted to wear, so it didn’t change much. T I did not decide to make clothes at work, and I entered Es mode with a light feeling. Over the next three years, I gradually realized that the means of expression of fashion was better for me. So, when I was a student, I was just at the point where awareness for making clothes had just begun.
Did you meet fashion if you were looking for a means of expression? I originally liked something like
T design. I was good at mathematics and physics in high school subjects, but I was always thinking about how to connect design with it. I had instincted the possibility of fashion in a conversation with a group of preparatory schools aiming at beauty college. So when I took the summer course in S-mode, the task was draping, but at that time, I said, “This may be good!”
Mr. Morita says that your family is a fashion store.
F So it was natural to move into the fashion world. By the time I reached out to my heart, I was thinking that I would be living surrounded by clothes, so I did not blur there. When I first entered S-mode, I wanted to be a stylist because I didn’t have the skills and it seemed fun to combine certain clothes and complete the style. It is said that you should decide the direction after learning the technology if you consult with the person in the entrance counseling room with that intention. It’s very hard to start making clothes from scratch from scratch when I started from scratch, and it’s almost like giving up with yabayashi that I have to do some troublesome things. However, my teacher told me that the line was beautiful.
Is it the line of finished clothes?
F No, I’m still in the process of drawing a pattern, but it is already happy and I am happy. From there, it became possible to work on it little by little. This line that draws a pattern can be seen and understood as it relates to this line of actual clothes. It was the moment I touched the essence of making clothes. That’s what happened during first grade and third grade. When I was disappointed, the teachers complimented me like God.
What kind of clothes are those theater products that they make?
T I would like to aim for clothes that can be worn, easy to wear, clothes that you want to wear, and clothes that have strength on them. If you just slam your design, you will complete a strong avant-garde clothes, but I would like to reinterpret and spread it to the point where it can be worn normally. Do it to that point, or use the strength that the design really has. F: I don’t like clothes becoming “works”. Clothes that are treated like art and lose lightness that can be worn immediately are really bad. I would like to make clothes that I want to go through the sleeves as soon as I see.
Theater Products also has the image of a leading brand from Tokyo that constantly challenges new things.
In the spring / summer 2013 collection, THEATER, yours (theatre, yours), you tried to sell paper patterns.
T Well, I think that there was a considerable allergic reaction inside the apparel industry. It is strange, but there is a strong sense of rejection in selling the pattern paper or selling it as it is. I believe that it was a very avant-garde attempt (lol).
The concept that “the world will be a theater if you have clothes” has been around since the brand was launched.
T I think that the style of proposing various things that occur around clothes as well as the clothes was very fresh in the year 2001, when you started theater products. So I was not understood at the same time as being perceived as a brand that does new things. But in the past few decades there have been a lot more people to understand.
Has the era caught up with theater products?
T That means we noticed a little earlier. For example, as in AR (Augmented Reality), it is possible to quickly adopt and propose technologies that are already attracting attention, but which have been delayed in the fashion industry. I feel that the times are changing in the right direction for the brand.
Do you have any expectations for the future of fashion?
F I think it would be nice if a small shop with a unique view of the world would be resurrected. I would like to stare at the information contained in the magazine and want to visit the address and the map. T It is good that fashion is one of the joys of life in the future. Fashion must not be lost to SNS in fashion.