OCT. 11, 2018

Newcomer brand questionnaire | RABD

Kanya Miki



Kanya Miki


Men’s / Ready To Wear

Brand information / About the designer

―What inspired you to become a fashion designer? Describe developments leading up to the brand launch.

While I was living in California USA, I wanted to challenge what I could not try in Japan.
I started to learn art, and shifted more fashion direction, then I entered the Royal Academy of Antwerp in Belgium to learn in earnest.

―What is the brand’s concept? What do you want to communicate through fashion designing? What are the images of men and women you want to project?

It would be nice if people could feel like uplifting day by wearing it.

―What is your source of inspiration in creating fashion? What is your process of developing a design concept?

In everyday life and emotimon, there is full of inspiration.

―Who are your current stockists (areas, retail formats, etc.)? Describe the typical followers of your brand.

It is on sale on our onlinestore.

―Which brands, designers, styles and cultures have had the most impact on your fashion designing, and why?

Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Linda Lopa, Walter Van Beilendonk, John Galliano

About 2019 S/S collection

―Why have you chosen Tokyo(Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO) as the venue for presenting your collection?

I thought it would be nice, if people know the brand.

―What is the concept / image for your brand’s 2019 S/S season?


―What is your vision for your show / installation?

To make momentary live feeling.


―What are your brand’s future outlook and goal?

I would like to make the brand that has both men’s and women’s wear in a full lineup.


―What does Tokyo represent for you?

It is an image reborn everyday. I think the speed will further increase toward 2020.

―Which parts / sites of Tokyo do you like most? Why?

It is Shinjuku. I like the atmosphere where various age groups and nationality were mixed.
There are even times when I feel like being abroad while staying in my country.

―What are your favorite / recommended shops (of any genres, e.g. fashion stores, homeware stores, food services), facilities and sites?

It is OPERA CITY. I like the simple building itself, and also atmosphere with an art museum and a theater.
Just because there is an art museum, cafe there makes me feel little more relaxed.

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