[1921-1981] Rokuro Taniuchi. From an early age this Japanese illustrator was suffering from asthma, and therefore was forced to live in nursing homes. As the institutions were usually situated near the sea, he spent his childhood trying to paint the surrounding landscapes. This experience later put into his works created one of a kind mood for the illustrations - innocent, childlike visions mixed with unexpected, deep and melancholic twists. Rokuro held his first solo exhibition only at the age of 35. But from that point on he managed to paint a huge amount of book illustrations, as well as over 1300 covers for ‘Shukan Shincho’ (the pioneering weekly news and literary magazine in Japan).
 Yusuke Maegawa. AW. Look #1. A Japanese born womenswear designer and Central Saint Martin’s graduate whose dark and voluminous signature style thrives from his passion for eclectic materials and surface decoration. The color palette, silhouette, and the way Yusuke Maegawa approaches the woman’s body is rooted in Japanese aesthetics.