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AKIRA HASEGAWA

AKIRA HASEGAWA

2007 Department of Fashion and Creative Studies
2011 Men's Grand Prix Winner at Graduation Collection
Men's major graduation

How you got into ESMOD?
It was decided to go on the way of making clothes from the third and fourth grade of elementary school.
I tried to look at it and look at it, and I made a Boston bag because I had a sewing machine at my house, and I was fascinated by nature and fashion since that time.
When I was in high school, my older brother was in Tokyo, so I went to the fashion college’s open campus in various ways. As I liked old clothes, S-mode was recommended by a second-hand clothes shop who became friends, and the distance to the teacher is small with a small number of students, and many college graduates are older. I decided.
What kind of student did you have after enrolling?
When I was in first grade, I was not good at feeling and I was a pretty bad student who slept under the desk during class.
The ladies didn’t have pain because they wanted to make their own clothes. As I was in the second grade, I finally felt that I was interested in the pattern class, and I was enthusiastic about doing assignments, but in the design class, I was an unfriendly student who only did what I liked. I have not been able to go up, and I have been in second grade twice.
From the third grade, I became a men’s major, and my awareness changed. In the morning, we came earlier than anyone, and Mr. Ms. Ms. Ms. Gaki, who is a men’s teacher, prepared to make classes easy to do, and changed from a bad student and changed to become a model student. At that time, I would meet a French firefighting suit 100 years ago in an old clothes shop in Koenji, but I’m releasing an aura that I’m really worried about, and I don’t know why I’m attracted so much, I’m wearing clothes that night I tried to rose. Then, tears overflowed naturally. Even though it was just a firefighter’s suit, I was disappointed with the details of how to make a custom-made suit, which I taught Kakida-sensei when I was disappointed. It was the moment I decided on my future life.
What kind of activities did you do after graduation?
I wanted to find a job at a sewing factory in Okayama because I liked making patterns and sewing, but I went to an interview with a jeans maker because I had no space. When I was a student, I used to pierce the face a lot, and I went to the interview as it was because I thought it was a part of the individuality, but the students around me were neat. I can not stop my blood. That’s why it fell off,
Next, I changed my mind and took a pierce and went to an interview, and this time I got a job offer.
I was telling from the beginning that I would eventually become independent from the company’s Human Resources Manager who received a job offer, and I worked hard.
As soon as I joined the company, I was asked for advanced things while my seniors followed up, and from the beginning I was given a challenge from the men’s jacket. In the third year, all men’s fabrics were commissioned.
While working for a company, I went to the shore of the tailor on Saturdays and Sundays. I thought that it was no good with ready-made clothes alone, and I went to Professor Kakita.
I didn’t have time to rest, but I liked making it anyway, so it didn’t bother me that much.
Tell us your vision for the future.
We retired last August 31, 2016 and became independent from September 1 of the same year.
Even though I was independent at that time, there are actually many reasons. In 2016, it is the 350th anniversary of the suit’s birth since 1666 Charles II issued the clothes reform declaration. A suit with the same concept as the current suit, long pants, long sleeves, shirts, vests and ties was born. I have always been supported by the making of a suit, so I wanted to give back to my clothes, and on September 1st, I was working independently for the first three months, doing solo work without work.
We displayed pieces of old clothes of the French Revolution before, during and after the French Revolution, which were collected by myself, and dismantled parts as if they were insect specimens.
I tried to touch and feel the abi a la francais (suit for men) I bought from the museum.
In order to convey the appeal of these old clothes, we held a “half-split” exhibition at three locations in Kyoto, Nagoya and Tokyo.

As a modelist, I would like to convey the excitement I experienced during my student days. With the theme of “I want to convey the impression of 100 years ago 100 years later”, I want to do whatever I can do. I can have any number of titles, and I want to launch my own brand. I would like to increase various means just because clothes are not considered important.
Please give a message to the person who aims at ESMOD.
First of all I want you to do what you like to the fullest.
I think it would be good if you try to put things in your mind when you are intoxicated.