Sunday, December 5, 2010

Local design talent: Stunn Men by Takaaki Kubo

T.K. is a star. Pick up a brochure about my school, and you'll find him on it. Aside from modelling for our fashion design program, he's a regular at Montreal Fashion Week. But most importantly, he designs avant-garde mens-wear pieces... Here's a taste of T.K.'s work:

all jackets are Stunn Men by Takaaki Kubo

On January 28, he will be presenting a few outfits of his own making at the SynesthASIA charity fashion show, taking place at the TELUS theatre. This fellow classmate of mine agreed to tell me about his inspirations and upcoming plans:

Hi T.K. Tell me about what made you interested in fashion?
First, when I was 15, I wanted to become a stylist. I've been in love with fashion all my life, but when I was at Lethbridge College in Alberta, I took a pattern and drawing class and started sewing on my own. Then I was set for LaSalle College.

What do you have in mind when you design?
I want my clothes to be different from everything you see. It has to "look cool". It can't be too crazy-it has to suit people, aim to be sellable... I want to create a lifestyle, for some people they wake up and they will think about food; I think about fashion. It's the content of my life.

What are your plans for the future?
I want to move back to Japan, maybe work for H&M or Abercrombie & Fitch. Work in Design, Marketing... And if I ever start my own line, it will be menswear... or unisex.

Any favourite designers?
Comme Ca ISM.

If you wish to contact T.K. about purchasing or information click here.

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