Maxine Van-cliff Arakawa
Creative Fashion Director / Editor of Maxine Digital Magazine
What does “Clothing” mean to you?
Clothing is enjoyment and projection my taste.
What does “Contemporary Life” mean to you?
My contemporary life is with my husband, daughter and my dogs, always there for each other and talking about creative projects. Currently Hiro, my husband has designed our new house and post covid we will build it.
What are the things you are thinking about lately?
What is your latest project. My new book that I am writing now is about OSHARE.
Elli Rose
Model / DJ / Producer
What does “Clothing” mean to you?
“They focus my mind when I wear them how I want to.”
I wear them for myself, not for someone else.
My spirits are high when I wear clothes that I like.
I feel blue on days when I can’t coordinate my clothes well.
I’m shocked when my favorite clothes are dirty.
They have the power to affect people’s mental state.
They have the ability to give people confidence and power.
They make daily life enjoyable and focus the mind.
What does “Contemporary Life” mean to you?
“Less is More”
It is the aesthetic of subtraction in all kinds of fields.
Minimal life, where you live richly with few things.
From the perspective of environmental conservation as well, an awareness of “Less is More” means not pursuing material richness but instead choosing only those things that are important.
What are the things you are thinking about lately?
In preparation for a skin care launch, every day I’m thinking exclusively about the product.
We are in an era of “Less is More.”
I want to bring many people products that are simple and feel good, that are nice on the skin, and that are sustainable and beautifully designed. I will be happy if I can bring “comfort” to people’s lives.
Hiroyuki Arakawa
What does “Clothing” mean to you?
Something fun that I sometimes wear.
Something that gives me courage when I lack confidence.
Mental support.
What does “Contemporary Life” mean to you?
A life where we help each other together with the bonds and affection that come from the strong ties of family.
What are the things you are thinking about lately?
I think of training myself mentally so that I can continue my life’s work of making photographs.