Just found these pics of one of the first pieces we made shortly after we met, when I was a weaver, and Toshiki was a young fashion designer having just arrived in New York from Tokyo.
We were cutting our teeth in the business, and life; full of love, joy and idealism. This piece constructed of of a wool fabric I wove, and trimmed in leather (the beginning of it all) was shot on a good looking friend in front of our studio on Elizabeth St., which was at the time, a gritty, gritty (pre calling it NOHO) neighborhood.
A lot, and not so much, has changed since then. (Just a little more cynical!)