Japanese artist Fumiko Imano studied Fine Art and then Fashion Styling and Photography in London in the late 90s. French fashion designer Charles Anastase was one of the first to recognise her work, commissioning her to shoot his campaigns and sparking a working relationship that continues to this day.
Whilst Imano’s fashion work has a vivacity and lightness that are just right for the spirit they celebrate, her personal work demonstrates an approach that is spontaneous and yet highly nuanced.
Imano considers her bags to be artworks. They are made to order and could just as appropriately be hung on the wall as used to carry your favourite magazine (we like POP).
red screenprint onto cream cotton, rope handles.