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Designer of KU8URI

Aya Kawai

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 Aya Kawai, Designer of KU8URI

Aya Kawai, Designer of KU8URI

Q1. What is the reason that you decided to exhibit at the ARCADE JAPAN three times?
    the ARCADE JAPANに3度目になる参加を決定した理由は何ですか?

The reason we dicided to exhibit is because we can get the feedback from customers in NY through the ARCADE JAPAN. We're excited for our third exhibition.

NYのお客様から直接KU8URIの商品に対しての声が聞けるからです。今回3度目の参加になりますが、今回も楽しみにしています。

 

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Q2. What is the concept of your collection this time?
    今回のコレクションのコンセプトは何ですか?

We're going to exhibit our "washi collection" (collection of the clothes made with Japanese paper material) same as the last exhibition. However, we're offering a wide range of sizes because we got some feedback about the size last time . We also offer summer knitted tops made with Japanese paper threads, so we hope that you enjoy those differences in our "washi collection" from the last exhibition.

今回も前回同様、和紙の生地を使用した“washi collection"になりますが、前回のPOP UPの際、お客様からサイズに関してのご要望があったため、サイズ展開を増やしております。また、和紙の糸を使用したサマーニットも新しく上がっており、また前回より少し変化した"washi collection"を見て頂けると思います。

                   

 

 

Q3. What part of your exhibit do you want the customers to pay most attention to?
       今回の展示物で、お客様に特に見てもらいたい部分は何ですか?

Some people might think it's too traditional when hearing of the Japanese paper material. However, it can become a variety of textures by combining with different kinds of threads. We'd like you to see the variety of textures at this exhibition.

和紙の生地と聞くと一見、堅いイメージを持たれるお客様も多いかと思いますが、他の種類の糸と組み合わせる事によって、色々な表情の生地感が出せます。今回、サマーニットも用意しておりますので、その色々な表情の和紙生地を楽しんでもらえたらと思います。

 

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Q4. Please share your enthusiasm of your third exhibit at the ARCADE JAPAN.
    3度目の展示となる、今回の意気込みをお聞かせ下さい。

Japanese paper material is perfect especially for summer season. We hope this exhibition will be a great opportunity for you to know the difference between a linen and a Japanese paper in terms of breathability, firmness, and comfortability.

 和紙の生地は特に“夏”に適した生地です。麻とはまた違う、通気性やハリ感、着心地を多くの方に知ってもらえれば嬉しいです。

 

 

 

interview & text by Asaka Nakazato