Looks: NATTOFRANCO

NATTOFRANCO is a clothing line founded by Noemie Aiko Sebayashi, a 25 year-old fashion designer based in Paris and born in the North West Parisian suburbs. The creative process and the imagery she seeks is deeply influenced by her French-Japanese origins. She believes balance is life’s greatest philosophy. Therefore she strives to offer an equal part of her twin identities. Nattofranco is a new identity represented by two halves. Part 1: “Natto” is a traditional Japanese fermented soybean dish. “Franco” is the French that runs through Part 2. France is what I live by, Japan is a Muse.

Noemie Aiko Sebayashi

Noemie Aiko Sebayashi

What kinds of things are influencing your work right now? I like to travel to Japan collecting books and images.

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What’s your absolute favorite place in the world to be? I have a special thing with New York.

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What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on? I’m working on the new FW16 Women’s collection, and on a collaboration for a movie.

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Where do you plan to travel next? I’m going to Japan in March.

What was your first paying job? Crepes cook at a beach restaurant.

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What do you collect? Expensive shoes.

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Describe your current studio. There is a huge graffiti on three walls saying “Natto for Breakfast”

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How long have you lived in Paris? Been living in Paris since 2010.

What were you like in high school? Sweatpants with Doc Martens too big for me.

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