S/S 2013

A letter from the Editor

Cinema is the theme of the third issue of TWELV; however, what exactly is cinema? What does it encompass? Certainly, part of cinema is the art of the moving image itself. TWELV drew its inspiration for this issue's theme from classic films set amidst a backdrop of dreaminess and haziness.

For one, there's my all-time favorite movie, 1995 indie flick Smoke, featuring among others, Harvey Keitel. Actually, "favorite" doesn't even begin to describe my adoration. I must have watched the movie some 40-50 times - at least often enough to catch enough of a buzz to be persuaded to make the move from Japan to New York. But I digress. The movie, based in a Brooklyn smoke shop, knits a yarn out of the rather nebulous plots and sub-plots illustrating the customer's daily lives.


Kiko Mizuhara, an American model, actress and singer based in Tokyo, is featured in TWELV's most recent Cinema issue. Fusing activewear and high fashion, Mizuhara shines in sporty, chic garments from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Takao Oshima, a renowned shutterbug who has shot for international editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and Esquire, flawlessly captured the theatrical spread featured in TWELV. Mizuhara is the star of the show, appearing as a graceful acrobat in striped Chanel platform sandals and dramatic pearls; youth in revolt in Chanel sneakers, white suspenders and an excess of chic chains and pearls streaming over her bodice; and classic Pretty Woman in a tailored bolero coat with pearls for buttons, pearl-cuffed necklace and matching bracelets. The exquisite triple-threat exudes the vision of freedom Karl Lagerfeld created in this season's line of edgy, sophisticated pieces accentuated with bulky pearls.

Hissa Igarashi, Editor-In-Chief
Hissa was born in Hokkaido, Japan and raised in Tokyo. His interest in movies and music led him to study fashion design at Yohji Yamamoto's alma mater, Bunka Fashion College. Upon graduation, Hissa organized several fashion shows while working as a stylist's assistant for magazines & celebrities in Japan. He later moved to New York, where he assisted world-renowned stylists Joe McKenna, on shoots for magazines like Vogue Italia and Paris Vogue. He began styling independently in 2007, and is currently based in New York and Tokyo.


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