As a designer, cook, gardener, skater, surfer, and someone who loves being active, Lauren loves to look back into history to root myself in the origins of ’how stuff came about’. Fascinated about ’why’ and ’how’ things came to be rather than following ephemeral trends for now reason, she designs by looking at how goodness in life came to be. Presenting a study of workwear, sportswear, and heritage garments, all of which inspire for next winter.
As a not-so-well-known destination on the vintage route in Tokyo, Mel Antique deserves every bit of recognition for its exquisite collection of French cotton and linen, ranging from 1830 to 1950. Owner Takatoshi Tanaka is no understatement to the term ’passionate’, and his spirit is rooted in France where he spends long digging trips around the countryside - looking for these incredible pieces from old barn houses and warehouses.