KENTA TAKAHASHIKENTA TAKAHASHI
- ◆ How you got into ESMOD?
- While at Tochigi Hakuho University, my friend was making jeans by himself, and it was booming to make clothes around, so I set up a fashion circle and held a fashion show.After graduating I wanted to learn in earnest and went to a summer seminar in S-mode, where there was a learning environment of S-mode from Akira Hamasaki (currently working as a British fashion brand ERDEM patternr) at the time of grade 3 I could hear a direct talk about goodness and decided on admission.
- ◆ What did you learn in ESMOD?
- After all it is high level of technical ability, high level of professionalism. In particular, in the case of patterns, since we are simultaneously advancing a solid and a plane, it seems to be a flexible patternter that is not limited by numbers.
- ◆ Tell me about your activities after graduation.
- In 2009, when I graduated from S-mode, I quickly launched a brand. At first I was thinking of trying to find a job with a patternmaker, but of course not only my own lack of power but also the year after the Lehman shock, employment was severe, and a sharp brand for a company’s conservative manufacturing I wanted to launch it. The brand name NICK NEEDLES is promoting manufacturing on the theme of mode, futuristic and unisex, in the sense that it is a key to the heart. It seems that the recognition level has gradually increased gradually as it is handled by select shops such as XANADU TOKYO and CANDY.
- ◆ What is your vision for the future?
- Aside from NICK NEEDLES, we plan to launch a brand with a slightly lower price than the spec. NICK NEEDLES wants to be more specialized in creation and create both wheels. I also want to put more emphasis on fashion education, so I teach fashion design at high schools in Utsunomiya, but in April 2018 a dressmaking classroom with a more modern image at SONAR in Utsunomiya. We would like to introduce more technology and fashion to more people.
- ◆ Please give a message to the person who aims at ESMOD.
- It’s amazing that you often meet people who have graduated from S-Mode since you’ve been out in society. That’s a sign of S-mode’s high marks, but because of the tough world, if you don’t get trained in tough schools, you’ll never be an excellent designer and patternner. I would like you to be prepared and to choose a school for the future.