STUDIO VISIT: Momo Suzuki of Black Crane
Company: Black Crane
Artist: Momo Suzuki
Designer Momo Suzuki and Director Alexander Yamaguchi have been at the EPCF almost since the beginning. They are as lovely and elegant as their collections and we’re always delighted to have them back.
Black Crane believes that clothes are tools of living. They should be comfortable, relaxing and useful in your daily life. Their design concept is to create clothes as a sense of the closet extension which reflect your lifestyle. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort as a simple cloth for the body which can be transformed into your clothes with your personality suddenly emerges once you put them on. They are committed to making everything in Los Angeles.
We were honored to visit Momo in the studio and photograph her wearing some of her beautiful garments, accessorized with jewelry by Hannah K, and shoes and jewelry by Beatrice Valenzuela. Follow the links at the bottom to shop Momo’s look.
Tell us about your current collection?
A celebration of effortless elegance with the elements of comfort, practical and minimal.
How long have you been participating in the Echo Park Craft Fair? Have you noticed any changes over the time you have been visiting or selling at the fair?
It’s been nine years since my first participation in the EPCF, which was held in Rachel’s yard. Energy for the people and by the people got bigger every time, and I believe this is the beauty of the EPCF.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Echo Park Craft Fair?
Unconditional, refreshing feeling to meet the people you respect and love.
Has the EPCF been important to your creative and business growth?
Absolutely! Direct feedback and criticism (sometimes) from our customer at the Fair is full of creative influence.
The ethics of production in fashion are on our minds a lot recently – questions of sustainability, fair labor, location, and artistic integrity. How do these concepts come in to play in your craft and your business? What choices do you make that take into account these ideas?
Photos: Pavielle Garcia
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