LCF: What is the inspiration for your collection?
Keiko: I was inspired by the picturesque English garden – a rich treasure trove of inspiration for any artist.
LCF: Where were you born?
K: I was born in Tokyo, Japan.
LCF: What and where did you study initially?
K: I studied BA Fashion Design at Joshibi Art and Design University in Tokyo, Japan.
LCF: Where do you live now?
K: East London
LCF: Have you interned or worked?
K: I interned as an assistant designer at Emilio de la Moliana in London last year. I have also worked as an assistant designer for Plaid Fill, Tokyo.
LCF: What are your future plans?
K: I’d like to gain experience as a designer for established labels. Eventually, I’d like to have my own label.
LCF: Why fashion?
K: I think fashion is one of the most accessible ways you can express yourself – as a designer, you both facilitate and participate in an individual’s self-expression.
LCF: Why did you decide to study at LCF?
K: Completing a MA at LCF is a major step towards my immediate goal of joining a major label.