(WeAreTheMarket has invited Jake Gallagher, editor of Wax-Wane.com to contribute a series of articles that delve into the thought process behind the collections.)
Daisuke Obana has an enviable understanding of enduring design. For years Obana worked in the vintage market as a buyer and manager before starting N. Hoolywood in 2000. Obana capitalizes on his understanding of what makes for a timeless garment to create collections that are thoughtfully handsome. His strength lies in placing his historical background and knowledge into a contemporary setting to produce beautiful pieces. Obana spoke with us about his influences in his upcoming collection.
What were your biggest inspirations in creating this collection?
Lifetime of Ernest Hemingway
How are these influences reflected in this collection?
The story of Hemingway's last years is well known in Japan since it's very dramatic. This season, I represent his ways of dressing in different situations from through his lifetime.