- Where do some of the most influential accessory designers venture to be inspired? OLIVIA WAKEFIELD finds out
This place inspires me because... of its mix of tradition with something very modern – the vibe is amazing and it makes me very happy.
The cultural spots I love are... Yoyogi Park, the Ghibli and Nezu Museums.
My favorite restaurant is... Kyubei, the Hotel Okura sushi bar. I order the Omakase, which means “chef’s choice”.
My most-treasured discoveries are... the vintage stores in Nakameguro.
My insider tip is... visit La Jetée, a shoebox-sized bar in Golden Gai.
I bring back... Totoro [a Japanese cartoon character] merchandise.
My inflight essentials are... a cashmere scarf, Brooks Brothers pajamas and lots of moisturizer.
Bag designer Olympia Le-Tan rocks a traditional Japanese kimono
Le-Tan loves to visit Yoyogi Park and dines in the Hotel Okura restaurant (below)
BIG IN JAPAN
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