The Fashion Folk S02 ep15 : Keita Maruyama, Maruyama Fashion, [State]
Interview with Keita Maruyama
Short and sweet, Keita Maruyama's collection was poetry in motion set to fine works of classical music. In perfect harmony with the trend for next fall/winter, he worked his magic with ruffles. Maruyama opened his show with a beautiful, very ladylike trench coat in cream. The coat has ruffles in the back and is to be worn with matching boots. He worked wonders with his knitwear and fringes. A long knit coat complete with fringes will give a woman the movement in time and in space that she will need during her cold afternoons of shopping. The cross-your-heart knit fringed top in grey and matching fringed skirt will certainly guarantee the right kind of attention to she who wears it.
Keita: Maria M… to the … interpretation?
Keita: I was born into and grew up in the centre of fashion in Tokyo and my mother was a very big
fan of fashion.
Keita: So my incentive to enter fashion came from my mother.
Keita: The exhibition you’re seeing today is what I consider mainstream fashion.
Keita: We did a show and to … this is
The archive I love this, this is amazing.
Keita: The 10th anniversary of the … in Paris.
Look at these amazing, you are so chic. I’ve never seen you know like all dressed up like, are we
going out tonight?
It’s because 10 year grown up. I see I get it. I get it.
Keita: Kimono is very traditional dress associated with Japanese culture. You don’t borrow from
this in our designs as we are really dealing only with western fashion, even though it’s not really
strange or unusual today to mix Japanese style with western style.
What is his process, is he starting with the fabric?
Keita: This depends. It depends on the piece.
I notice it’s very glamour, from the 20’s. Paris in the 20’s. Is this your inspiration?
Keita: I’m afraid it’s not. It may be a part of that. He … got inspired by Paul Poiret.
Keita: If he get a … it’s very classic so it might be material but more familiar theory to …
Is Monsieur based in Paris now or still in Tokyo?
Keita: Tokyo the best yes. I’m … in Tokyo.
In Tokyo is the sensitivity and sensibility the same?
Keita: I’m based in Tokyo, Tokyo is where I live but Paris is a place I must come to.
So this is the centre for fashion, does he feel?
Keita: Yes he does.
What about London, Milan or New York?
Keita: Paris has an enormous capacity for fashion, much more than other cities like London or
New York. It also easily embraces cutting edge local and foreign talent.
After the shows, does he have a lot of inspiration?
Keita: After my shows in Paris my customers absorb what I’ve created and I need to recharge my
creative batteries and figure out what to do for the next season.
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