Service, rather than the products!

Hello…
It has been a quick year.
I can’t tell it was a great year..

I lost my dearest dad it was very very very painful…
But same time, I have met many friends and family who are helpful and believing in me…
I am so lucky to meet people like them, and I would really love to continue helping and encouraging to be better each others.  

2019…It will be another challenging year.
I think as a human in general, it is important to be trying to be better yourself.

The past year, I have been making lots of products related designs…but I listen to my dad’s word ” life is all about ” Dan shari ”  – Art of decluttering and organzing
It will be my lifetime motivation! 

I shall try my best for your service in 2019.

Sincerly, 

Toco


 


My motive and my wish for Christmas!!

Hohoho…

I am not the person excited about Christmas…
I love the decoration and display in the street and town.

But that is all I love about it….no no, I like family gathering…

I am happy to cook for the family around any time…

Just I couldn’t keep my space to be showroom condition…

2019 I will change that!!

Maybe just 3 weeks to Christmas, but still I have 4 weeks to start by end of the year!!

I started to clear my room…then my floor got a problem,,. it wasn’t easy as I wished…

I wish my motive and wish come true!!

Beautiful Christmas Display at Royal Palace 2018 from Royal Collection’s newsletter…

 

2018 Scotland International Fashion Festival Glasgow

It was a fantastic time announced as an “International Fashion Designer”

Model @Wiktoria
Photographer @Nas Din

Models 1@Mhairi Waddell 2@Tumpa Saha 3@Sukhi Singh 4@Megan Kavanagh                                          1@AnuLiimola 2@Shannon Martin 3@Heather Waddell 4@Yasmin Trendy                     Photographer @ Paul Francis McGugan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been working in Fashion for quite a number of years.
I trained all round for fashion at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo,
then got the job as a hat designer in Tokyo,
studied further millinery advance in London, and got the job as a milliner in London…

Still, I wasn’t sure where to go next…but I like the idea I can make both hats and dresses.

When I studied at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo,

I showcasing my collection for the first time there in public.

I was already doing hats and outfits all the time, since then…

I will keep at that, and any occasions, but I really enjoy special occasion like competing for an occasion.

So If you have any special occasion, please let me know, I can help you with the eye-catching design, just for you!!

Designer 2

Summertime is switched to Wintertime,
means day is getting shorter and shorter…

Wintertime we need to motivate yourself!!

I just realized how serious it is seeing the location of Scotland.
I was so shocked when I see this map related where I was born and where I am now.
( image by https://www.scotland.org/about-scotland/where-is-scotland )

Edinburgh is 55 degree. London is 51 degree. Tokyo is 35 degree that is similar latitude to LA, Malta, Morocco…

So we need some entertainment for yourself.

Things we haven’t done for a long time…

Finally managed to see ” Incredible 2 ”

They never disappoint us!
Quality of the graphic is amazing…Their hair’s detail is unreal!!

Again, Designer ” Edna Mode ” is making us very entertaining!!

Oh, I wish I could make myself such strong character s her!!

I so recommend for any age for this film!! Such entertainment for Friday night!

Process of the bespoke service…

The process of the bespoke service…

I live with you, so understand the lifestyle has changed now…

I was brought up in Japan.

My mum used to make my clothes including  jumper,  School Uniform ( Hand knitted, machine knitted, occasion dress, jacket, coat, and cape, hand embroidered napkins for my school lunch and bag. )  everything from scratch for all 4 kids…

So I couldn’t buy the clothes until my teenage. ( I know I was so spoiled to have a wonderful mum who made all my clothes. )
I am used to designing my clothes and my mum make them for me.

Most of the clothes took 2-4 weeks, but she never did like her job, just for family members.

Perhaps, that is the reason, I can’t help making stuff.

I have the desire to buy things.
Most of my clothes are from the supermarket ( recently ) or charity shop never from online…

Occasionally I alter my outfits to make it completely different.

Bargen from the high street retail shop.

It was a dress but Length was not my style, so I chopped and made a top. Rest of the fabric became matching flat cap. I got complements many occasions from the people when I wear them even at the supermarket.. lol

 

I used rest of the fabric and added similar faux leather. And I wear a black leather pencil skirt to finish!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That way, not wasting and keeping a style for you, too. 🙂

People’s conscious is changing slowly and big way.

Fashion brand? Collaboration is non stop!!

Fashion…..there is no more brand credibility?!

There are licensing and branding…

As a designer, all of them need to care…

Marketing, sales…also need to know…If you can do everything yourself, you will be great in the fashion business.

Because the world changed for the lifestyle, Buying style, big fashion brand need to consider their way of marketing!!

H&M×MOSCHINO

H&M image collaboration with Moschino will sale November.

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/moschino-hm-runway-show

https://www.fashionsnap.com/article/2018-10-11/hm-moschino-look/

Hat off for the genius business mind!!

I would even run to the H&M for these 🙂

I like creating things for the customer who needs their own style…..Just letting people know if you need some help! 🙂 x

Just thinking about the fashion…..

Hi,

It was great to showcase my designs in Edinburgh kids fashion festival 22nd September 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/kidsfashionfestivalinternational

It has been a long time to decide on the venue…
I had one opportunity that I was really looking for that had to cancel for the great reason.

It wasn’t anybody’s fault, just as it happens sometimes because we are not selfish!!

As a designer, people think you should be aiming for Paris Fashion Week for where all the best buyers gathering.

But in my mind saying, it is not my venue…

The reason why I was thinking that way because I really don’t want to go into the trap in the bad wheel of the

fashion industry.

The big brand is just wasting their energy for producing new, but same time burning them,

to protect their brand credibility.

I would rather serve my energy to people who need for. Waste not want! 

So I feel good when I did my show in Edinburgh with part of Cancel Cancer Africa Charity show with my dear friend

model who should shine in the huge stage like in the Cinema, or Paris Fashion Week!

The background is my fantastic models who walked the catwalk at Surgeon Hall with Edinburgh Kids Fashion Festival International. White Dress with headpiece is my beautiful friend Mhairi Waddell. In gold outfits is Layla Burns both did fantastic job actors/models talented girls who have a bright future!! Image by Anne E Milne

 

Show time….

Hi, there

There are many big fashion shows like NFW, LFW, MFW, TFW and PFW….

There are so many many to choose from….,

I mainly design and make hats and outfits for adult ladies.

I am supporting this charity with my dear friend model, Mhairi Waddell

I am showing on catwalk my designs at kids fashion festival international

next week along really talented actress/model Mhairi and more in Edinburgh.

Please come along and enjoy The show and support Cancel Cancer Africa🙏

Saturday 22nd September 2018
@Surgeon Hall Edinburgh
2:00-4:00pm ( doors open 1:45 pm )

https://www.facebook.com/kidsfashionfestivalinternational/

Thank you!!

Production for A/W

Hi.

The world is round and every season is everywhere…..

Anyway, I am currently making lots of Scottish Wool, British Wool, and Waterproof hats

for A/W fashion accessories must have items!!

And they will be available in SDX in Glasgow from October or you can order from my site directory for your size!

Handpicked from Hawick Tweed company “Lovet” product is showerproof and very quality 100% Scottish Wool!!

Photo : Ian Coyle Model : Shannon Martin MUA : Rachel Miller Hat and Dress : Toco

Casual on the way….

Hi,

I am lucky to be invited to stock my design at an exciting artist portal.

It is very exciting to hear the news!!

Lynzi Leroy got her idea for the Scottish Design Exchange from an outlet in Cape Town

Lynzi Leroy got her idea for the Scottish Design Exchange from an outlet in Cape Town Lynzi Leroy got her idea for the Scottish Design Exchange from an outlet in Cape Town   MARK K JACKSON

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/glasgow-opens-doors-on-ikea-for-artists-to-escape-costs-of-galleries-and-department-stores-l2zkfrkmh

I was once stocking my design in Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh…but
This time in Glasgow.

They hold independent designers and creators original designs and arts.
It will be fun to visit there once the shop opens!

SDX is opening in Buchanan Gallery in Glasgow.

Unit 21-22, Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, G1 2FF

The 2nd floor just outside of John Lewis.

My all different casual designs are available at the shop!

We had a great shoot with these items the other day, and for the editorial reason, can’t share right now…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for the news!! 🙂