"Story of My Life" With Keizo Shimizu of NEPENTHES and Needles

An amazing interview with one of Japan’s most revered fashion designers and brand architects.

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Marking an astonishing 27 years since contemporary Japanese retailer NEPENTHES was established, an in-depth interview with founder Keizo Shimizu has been released in both English and native Japanese tongue. Exploring Shimizu’s extraordinary take on modern day clothing and his nonconformist approach to the way in which he has developed each and every seasonal offering, NEPENTHES diverges into aspects such as a reluctancy to shave his head and how the cult classic film “American Graffiti” and his first encounter with a book titled “Made In U.S.A. Catalog” ultimately defined his decision to pursue fashion. Despite NEPENTHES and Needles collections being revered for the Japanese feeling they often encapsulate and represent to the rest of the world, each piece is built from a love for American workwear and in turn provides a refreshing view on a perceptively generic clothing group. To read Keizo Shimizu’s “Story of My Life” in full, head directly to NEPENTHES’s official website.

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