October 2014

Title: All Things WTAPS./214th entry「Excitement for the 30th time」

The 2015 SS exhibition took place right around when the temperatures have considerably dropped.
To forget for a moment the real autumn and winter which will come and throwing on a short sleeve shirt thinking of the next spring summer; as I clean up the venue, I think about how this gap compared to the outside temperature, this contradiction, is a characteristic of the apparel industry.
When I think about it, this time WTAPS will welcome its 30th season.
Back in the day when I was infatuated with WTAPS, it was not what I want to buy, it was what I want to wear. I had fun carefully choosing what would fit my size. I find my crazy self realizing that those impulses and senses of exaltation do not change at all even after all these years.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./213th entry「Careless or nonchalant」

I have come to the conclusion that slack where the consciousness does not reach is called carelessness.
Not leaving it as ok whatever, especially things that may not seem to make a huge difference like pants length or how many folds; I cannot really point specifically where and what, but I really feel it is wonderful and take interest in the look that comes from consciously fixing what did not feel right, the subtle adjustments that others may not notice.
As if it is something new, this may be something I have noticed since an exhibition is where many people gather at once.





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Title: All Things WTAPS./212th entry「Not just a break」

I feel that shopping and tea time are quite closely related working together.
When I was a child and would go along with my father for shopping, I have memories of going to a cafe to take a break although not much time has passed by; for a child that has no concept of taking a break, such time of eating sundaes or having cream sodas was a form of entertainment; once they were consumed, I wanted to rush out.
But now when I go out, I take a break as soon as I can find a reason to.
Now, cafes are a necessity when going out.
The newly opened HOODS SEOUL has a cafe set up next to the shop.
Thinking of what I wrote above, a cafe next to a store is something very nice to have.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./211th entry「Scenes from shooting」

The other day, there was a shoot for a magazine feature page.
Magazine shoots are very exciting since the people involved are different each time.
Of course we convey what we would like, but each time there is also the fun of trying to find out the other party's idea.
In the formal conversation starting with a nice to meet you, there is always a line where I feel "that idea is wonderful, so interesting". It has nothing to do with age, it is something I feel every time.




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Title: All Things WTAPS./210th entry「MY LIFE IS THIS LIFE」

To transmit what you feel in your own words. To consider that an expression.
But it is not an explanation, there or no additional notes to help understand it.
Left in a way to leave it up to the sense of the one receiving it.
40 keywords set to interpret, an autobiography written in the individual's own words.
I still feel after working on it, how the generosity and effort from people from various places allowed this to be made...editors, art designers, illustrators, and others which helped out with fact checking the memories and materials.
If you read this book you will know; a product of the path Nishiyama has walked along.




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