The footwear from her MIRAI collection captivated us here at So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins so we decided that we wanted to know more about their designer, Salome Totladze. She’s the brains behind NAKAHARA and here’s the interview that she gave us. We’ll be keeping our an eye out for whatever she comes up with next.
So Catchy!: We really like your collection ‘MIRAI’, could you tell us more about how you developed the concept behind the pieces?
Salome Totladze: Since i was kid, I always loved Japan, so I decided to use it as my main inspiration for my collection. The collection is about Japan in the future. The name itself means ‘the future’ in Japanese.
SC!: What’s your creative process like?
ST: My creative process starts with the main inspiration. Then I do the research to narrow down some key points I want to use for the project. For me, making sketches is the most pleasant part. The process itself is very complex but i enjoy every part of it.
SC!: What will you be working on next?
ST: I just finished a capsule collection for a concept store I’ve been working with. And I’m planning to do another project very soon. For now its just sketches.
SC!: Who are some creative minds that you admire?
ST: My favorites are Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen, and Yamamoto Yohji.
SC!: Which Instagram account, magazines, or blogs can you not miss out on?
ST: I follow @Wmag, @Voguejapan, @id-magazine, @notjustlabel, and some art museum accounts and blogs such as @artbasel, @tate, and @sothbys.
SC!: Do you have a dream yet to be fulfilled?
ST: Of course I have. I want to be a famous and inspirational fashion designer!
Images courtesy of Kikala Studio
Translation and layout by Michael Padilla