Kenji Kohashi
Creative director
What does “Clothing” mean to you?
It is a tool to change my mind.
I can change myself and my mood by changing what I wear according to where I go and what I see.
What does “Contemporary Life” mean to you?
I think it is to live between "the city" and "nature".
I myself live in a dual-location lifestyle, shuttling back and forth between the city and nature.
It has become the norm nowadays, but I get a lot of inspiration from living in multiple locations, such as working online in rural areas or overseas.
What are the things you are thinking about lately?
What I feel more strongly about this coronavirus pandemic is that the period of time I was unable to go outside has allowed me to visit nature more often, and I am reminded of my connection to nature again.
By remembering our connection with nature, we are grateful to nature and know that we are not taken for granted, but that we are being kept alive.
I think daily about the future in which such people will live in harmony with nature.