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MAKI WATANABE

MAKI WATANABE

Maki Watanabe graduated from Design & Creation Course of Fashion Creative Faculty and joined Ziggy Vamp Inc. in March 2017. In August, she started to work for J Plus Minus Ltd.

Tell me advantages of joining ESMOD.
Becoming a designer is my dream from high school, so I joined ESMOD. At first, I aimed at Bunka Fashion College, but my high school teacher recommended me the small school, so I decided to become an ESMOD student. The greatest advantage was that many teachers are pursuing their professional career in the fashion industry and that I could easily contact them and asked questions or advice. I realized that what I loved in high school was actually not what I loved and that was thanks to teachers who understood well me. I could finish second year studies because Goto and Elodie cared for me in second year. If I had not learnt under Franck and Aoyama, I could not have completed school.
What did you gain in ESMOD?
Meeting with my teachers improved my techniques and mentality. I couldn’t express what I love in word before, even though I could create it. Doing presentations many times in ESMOD improved my communication skills.
What is your future vision?
I want to build up my own company. The owner of the brand “Dangerous Nude” which I sell now presented me a Taiwanese who will start his business in Japan in August, and I will work for him as salesperson and designer. After gaining experience there, I want to move to Italy soon to study art. It will be followed by my own brand launching and fashion show organisation. I will build up my company before I will be 30 years old!
Please give a message to ESMOD applicants.
Never give up and keep on going to your future dream. If you love it, then you can challenge and overcome any difficulties for it. Go for it!