Dear Shaded viewers, dear Diane.
A good thing in this fashion world is that there are always special people that deserve special attention and support, and one of them is Nao Okawa.
Nao is a senior Japanese designer living in Paris for the past 20 years. He is also the typical discreet, efficient collaborator with an extremely elaborate sense of design and production. After graduating from a Tokyo School of design, he completed his studies at ES.Mode in Paris. Hired from school by Jean Paul Gaultier he started in a perfect Parisian set up for fashion. After 5 years in the atelier, he moved towards menswear design at Marith