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Architect vs Fashion in Tokyo talk interaction         Toyo Ito (Architect) × Naoki Takizawa (Fashion Designer)


A discussion between two designers from different fields
The meaning and the future of DESIGN

When capturing the concept of design from different angles,
Will there be a shared awareness?
Will a new form of design emerge?
The two most successful designers
Interact for a golden moment
To discuss the meaning and the future of design

Toyo Ito, the winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which could be considered as the Nobel Prize for architecture, is an all-round architect whose works include Minna No Ie (home for all) built in the Tōhoku region devastated by the tsunami.
Naoki Takizawa established a solid reputation as the design director of Uniqlo after his role as the designer of Issey Miyake.
At this epoch-making event, the two geniuses will look into the meaning and future of design


Toyo Ito
One of the representing architects of Japan. Born in 1941.
His most famous works include the Sendai Meiatheque, Tama Art University Library, and the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari.
Winner of the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, Biennale di Venezia golden lion award, Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA), and many others.
After the great East Japan earthquake, Ito has been actively engaged in the reconstruction of the affected areas, building Minna No Ie (home for all) to provide a place of relief for the locals living in temporary housings.

Naoki Takizawa
Japanese fashion designer. Born on 1960.
After entering the Miyake Design Studio, he took position as the creative director of the Issey Miyake men’s line from 1993, and the women’s line from 1999. He left Issey Miyake after his final 2007 S/S collection. In 2011, he became the design director of Uniqlo.
Winning awards include the 16th annual Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix in 1998, The New York Dance and Performance Award in 1999, and the title of Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.



Date:   Monday July 8,2013
Time:   7PM – 9:30PM (open 6:30PM)
Location:   TOD’s Omoteando 6F
Admission:    3000 yen
Capacity:    150 (reservation required)
Reservations:  Council of Fashion Designers, Tokyo
e-mail: cfdtokyo@cfd.or.jp  TEL: 03-5413-3188
(Reservations will not be accepted once full)
Sponsor:     Council of Fashion Designers, Tokyo
Co-sponsors:   Nippon Menard Cosmetics Co. Ltd., Creek & River Co. Ltd., Heineken
Cooperation:    TOD’s Japan, Art & Architect Festa (AAF)