Journal - Tomoko Tahara millinary works


Reminding 2011 - I was trying to find a direction of my hat making.

In the same year, my friend introduced me this contest. When I saw the detail of the contest, I was crazily excited like doubting my eyes. Because one of the judger was Stephen Jones. 

I am always inspired by his creations since I saw his show in Japan, in 2006. 

I submitted the contest and I didn't win, however I felt really honor, humble to be shortlisted by him and Vogue editor Dolly Jones. You can still see exact detail on

This news made me decide to direct where my hat creation should arrow to.