お疲れ様です！：） Lactose Intoner-Art at Rooms was a blast! After a lot of crazy hard work, 18+ hour days, and midnight typhoon runs to Don Quihote, the event was a success! Thank you to everyone who came and supported. It was a pleasure meeting so may different kinds of people from buyers, to press, to fans around the globe…Even the fun granny’s that stopped when occasionally passing by! I even met a woman that worked under Klasky Csupo (What a dream come true!)
Lactose Intoler-Art was part of a collective of designers in a space called the “CharaChara” area, directed by “Ichiro” who managed the area, as well as the brand #Dario .The area was toward the entrance of the stadium, featuring designers who use fashion, art, and character culture to create a pop-punch through fashion as the exhibitors and onlookers passed through. I am excited to share, and was incredibly honored to have been awarded the “Kameyama” award, chosen by the director of the rooms event, himself. It was a very surreal, yet humbling moment. I will never forget it! It was funny to see my brand name next to his wonderful cardboard cut out at the entrance of the stadium as well! :) Thank you once again to EVERYONE was involve and made this all possible! There is so much more I want to do, and so much more to learn. “Fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith.” Have fun with fashion!
If you’re in Tokyo, go check out the Collage Crush popup shop on the 2nd Floor of LaForet Harajuku. They are carrying a lot of items from indie/street brands that are hard to find in one place - including Tabinary, HEIHEI, Buccal Cone (they have the sold out sheer kanji-print setups), Lactose Intoler-Art, ZLISM, Sameheads, Lady Gonzalez, Uggla, Excube, and a lot more. The shop is only open until 06/17/2015! Lots more pictures here.