Tokyo born Nano has been living between England and Japan since the age of twelve. Her experiences from both sides of the globe have shaped her identity into one of a mixture of Western and Eastern cultures: producing a worldly wisdom and super-open mind. With an admiration for Japanese preconceptual fashion and the Western designers for pioneering the concept of fashion, she finds great inspiration from the two cities she calls home: Tokyo and London.
Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Inspired by sports- and street-wear: movement, youth and comfort are key to Nano Aoshima’s S/S12 collection. Possessing an attitude of strength, yet attractively feminine, with twisted tassel fringing likened to the lines of Japanese woodprint – Nano takes an innovative approach to sweatshirt, fusing Eastern and Western influences together. Covering the body instead of exposing it, her clothes are an extension to the body that enhances the form and provides an elegant presence.