TOKYO — Naoki Takizawa, who spent 24 years working at Issey Miyake before launching his own line, came to a realization about two years ago during a conversation with Fast Retailing chairman, president and chief executive officer Tadashi Yanai.
“Mr. Yanai said, ‘Naoki, I don’t like designers like you. Because, you know, I believe that you have a great sense as a designer, or you have good skills to make clothes. But you always segment the customers. Why don’t you use your design for more people around the world?’” Takizawa said, adding that while he was always proud of his creations for the high-end lines he designed, he did sometimes struggle with the fact that their prices meant that only a privileged few could wear them.
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