January 2009

Title: Noteworthy supporting cast

Preparation for the next exhibition is moving as planned.
Planning for small items like accessories, are moving along with clothing.
The category called small items vary widely
from headwear like hats, footwear like boots,
accessories to put on yourself, to furniture that go in the room.

These small items that play a supporting role
greatly reflect the season’s theme just like the clothes.
An unexpected item might appear,
or an item that should be made does not get thought up easily;
this is all because it is based on the selection from that season’s look.


Naoyuki Inoue / Production

Title: Forget about yesterday

The dazzling days
cannot be stopped by anyone
and what happens today
becomes something that happened before
and when this repeats on
it is something of the past.

The reason to live everyday
is because tomorrow comes.

If you cannot live the moment
there is no tomorrow.


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: WTAPS EX19/#6 Past the speed limit

We started collecting files one by one for the 09A/W
right after the 09S/S exhibition we had last November;
now when the files are all gathered up, the next step is for the designer
to choose out the candidates from the many choices.

Looking at the work flow
I feel a characteristic style
of choosing in a speedy way without doubt
as if it was almost pre-decided.

There is always some sort of connection between those chosen,
and when this is found you move forward
into better grasping the atmosphere of that season a little more.


Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

Title: Done!

Photo by Ebisu-san.
Hair by Taku-san.
I am looking forwards to the photographs.
The models that participated were hard workers
and all of them used the free time to study.
Also thanks to
Mat-kun who did the set.

Great job crew.


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: Shoot Prep

For the EX18 LAMF catalog shoot
we made set up a room inside the atelier.
We produce the WTAPS catalog
under the notion that it is “a piece of work”.
This makes it our 4th catalog and it is
created as a collaboration between
different photographers and hairstylists each season.

Collaboration between artists is something exciting.
Mixing the image each has and the process of making
it happen acts as a catalyst for further inspiration.


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director
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