Daniel Wakahisa wearing traditional Ainu costume

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met Daniel Wakahisa on my last trip to Sao Paulo, he is Brazilian Japanese and back in Japan at the moment connecting with his roots and wanted to know if he would see me again this year at Sao Paulo fashion week. I was indeed invited to both Rio and Sao Paulo but unfortunately can not go because the dates do not work for me this time.


Daniel in Hokkaido (north of Japan) wearing traditional Ainu (the indigenous people who lived in Japan before the japanese arrived) outfit in a village known as Porotokotan.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.