Designer of HaRdy

Haruhi Shikata



Q1. What made you decide to establish your own brand? What is meaning of brand name?

Since when I was young, I always had a passion for creating something with my hands. I went to an art school following my love for creation. After graduated from art school, I spent 8years as a fashion designer. What I felt then was I wanted to explore what I genuinely believe authentic and to see people's reaction to it. December 2015, I founded jewelry & fashion accessory brand "HaRdy," and had a new start as a creator. The brand is a combination of my beloved dog and my name. I named my brand after my dog and myself because I hope to grow the brand as well as myself with love and a sense of responsibility. 


Haruhi Shikata, Designer of HaRdy

Haruhi Shikata, Designer of HaRdy


Q2. Please describe your production process.

First of all, to fully understand what I want to create, I will collect things that inspire me. I try to find anything I find beautiful. It could be sceneries from everyday life, photography, movies, or visiting museums... It doesn't have to be in an organized manner or consistent. Then, based on those inspirations, I first create a resin part and then finish the rest to balance it as a whole. 


Q3. What made you interested in NY market?


Many people told me that my style and my work are popular from international clients and I thought this would be a great opportunity to test that hypothesis. Also, as a creator, I believe that to keep challenging the status quo is the best way to build the foundation for my craftsmanship and my creativity. And this project is a part of the challenge!! I am looking forward to meeting new people with unique creativities:) 


Q4. Which one is your favorite piece? And why?

"mobile" collection is my favorite from this season. It is one of my new collections, and I'm very excited to finally introduce this at the ARCADE JAPAN!
I got the inspiration from Pieter Bruegel the Elder's arts when I visited a museum. I designed each resin parts first and added beads to the bottom parts to match each color and image. The bottom parts are interchangeable in 4ways which allows matching your style of the day. 


Q5. Lastly, please share some comments to customers at the ARCADE JAPAN.
   最後に、the ARCADE JAPANのお客様に一言お願いします。

I feel very honored and delighted that my brand will be finally introduced internationally!!! I hope you'll take my products into you hands, feel them, and like it!! 


Text by Nana Jitsukawa