Haven 專訪日本鞋履品牌 Hender Scheme 主理人 Ryo Kashiwazaki
加拿大時尚名所 HAVEN 的編輯團隊于今年秋季來到日本，並造訪了位于東京淺草區的 Hender Scheme 工作室，與品牌創始人 Ryo Kashiwazaki
加拿大時尚名所 HAVEN 的編輯團隊于今年秋季來到日本，並造訪了位于東京淺草區的 Hender Scheme 工作室，與品牌創始人 Ryo Kashiwazaki 進行了一次對話。作爲一個新晉的鞋履品牌，Hender Scheme 以其向經典致敬的設計而聞名，這次雙方便以創意和靈感爲主題進行了深入的探討，並分享了品牌的設計理念，以及手工創作的重要性。下面我們便爲大家帶來這次訪談的節選部分，完整內容不妨前往 HAVEN 閱讀。
There has been an increasing interest in the market for high-end/luxury sneakers like yours; what are your thoughts on these current trends? Has this affected your approach to design?
I think that the most important thing is to express what we want to make and represent that honestly, so the products that we make are not affected by the current trends. Of course trends affect sales in the market. However, we try not to follow the trend and rather design what we feel, so there is no particular desire to change our business philosophy. I work with a small and skillful team using the minimum amount of staff necessary.
What are some of your favorite places to travel for work, play, or to be inspired?
I like Tokyo very much, it is the city that I reside in and it’s very exciting. It has a mixed culture with various different subcultures. The culture changes over time and even evolves, so it is messy in a good and fun way. Asakusa has traces of Shitamachi (traditional) culture; in contrast, Shibuya and Shinjuku are chaotic, but all these areas are within Tokyo. It is very profound; I feel it is important for me to be in Tokyo.