A Native of Osaka, Japan, designer Natsuko Kanno graduated from the Kobe Art University before moving to New York to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. She then went on to work for DKNY Jeans, Liz Claiborne and Doo-Ri before launching 4 Corners of a Circle in 2007.
Natsuko Kanno often draws upon her Japanese culture for her inspiration with a Spring 2012 Collection inspired by director Akira Kurosawa’s film DREAM. For Fall 2012, Kanno looked to Japanese mythology for her theme and took her inspiration from the mythical Tengu, a supernatural creature with both human and avian characteristics.
The 4 Corners of a Circle show began with a traditional dance performance which set the mood for a collection that married a Japanese aesthetic with a New York practicality. Which translates to a very wearable collection with an artistic edge!
Video Photography by Cassandra Past