As one of its activities in the realm of fashion, Shiseido presents the Newcomer’s Prize and Shiseido Sponsorship Award at MAINICHI FASHION GRAND PRIX, which was held for the 35th time this year. This year’s winner is Mr. Yuima Nakazato, designer of the YUIMA NAKAZATO brand. Shiseido has already supported Mr. Nakazato for his haute couture collections in Paris as well as Tokyo collection. In this second issue of Cross Talk, Mr. Nakazato and Shiseido hair & makeup artist Joji Taniguchi talk about what actually happens on the runway in the fashion capital, Paris, and exchange their views on the future prospects of the sense of beauty.
– Have you two worked together for long?
Taniguchi: It’s been about a year and a half, I guess. I joined his haute couture collection in Paris twice, supporting the hair and makeup. Before that, I also supported his Tokyo collection.
– You seem to be very much in tune with each other.
Nakazato: Yes, I truly appreciate his support. For an haute couture collection, we spend hours discussing and creating images of hair and makeup here at the office of YUIMA NAKAZATO brand, although the time allowed for preparation is limited. That said, at the end of the day, we cannot tell what will actually happen on the runway, it will never be the same. So it is very important to have good communication on site. In this sense, Mr. Taniguchi is always ready to quickly respond, coming up with an idea and realizing it whatever situations we face, which is a great help.
Season returns, New York Fashion Week is here ! -Shiseido Hair ＆ Makeup artists team is supporting the back stage.
2018 Autumn/Winter Global Collection had just kicked off from New York.