December 2017

Title: All Things WTAPS./352nd entry 「A nurturing environment

I had an opportunity the other day to meet many skateboarders, and I got an impression that skateboarders are skateboarders even from when they are a child.
Like their actions, what they say, how they act, or how everything about them is naturally urban.
I convinced myself that it is like that, from feeling a unique independent atmosphere that only skateboarders have from the young children.
The adults there were children, and the children were acting a little older; how they were enjoying things were exactly the same. Each one is fairly individualistic, but somehow a sense of unity was born that is unique to those sharing the same attitude.
I truly feel they are a wonderful and attractive group of people.


Shiori Etsugu / PR

All things WTAPS.Shiori Etsugu / PR

Title: All Things WTAPS./351st entry「Sort of happy, sort of lonely」

The first ever WTAPS brand book, WTAPS® 01, has been completed, and an exhibition took place the other at BOOKMARC in Harajuku. The oldest JUNGLE LS for WTAPS was exhibited in a frame, and the latest WTAPS JUNGLE LS was created by the Director as a pattern, and exhibited alongside for comparison.
There was an event celebrating the creation of the book on the first day of the exhibition, with a talk show featuring the fashion journalist Tetsuya Suzuki, alongside the photographer Chikashi Suzuki for guest speakers.
After this, there was a time for book signing for those that purchased the book, and it felt like I was the only one scurrying around, but I also felt relieved after everything ended successfully.
Usually I do not feel relieved, or glad, when a certain process has been done, usually I am more like "ok, next," and do not get sentimental when something is completed; so at first I really did not understand it, but this time I really reflected back on many things and felt a sense of excitement.
After all, this book took 5 years to complete, so maybe this was part of why my feelings were deeply imbedded somewhere that I did not realize it.


Shiori Etsugu / PR

All things WTAPS.Shiori Etsugu / PR
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