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Handwritten Designer Questionnaires | Pop-In@Nordstrom Presents Heartbreakers II

etudesQ

Shop: Études Studio

As part of our deep dive into the world of Heartbreakers II—our Pop-In Shop focused on evolving menswear curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects—we got to know the brands with a quick interview.

For the format we chose a handwritten questionnaire, which should delight fashion graphologists worldwide (we see you).

Check our Q&As below with designers and creative directors from an international selection of the Heartbreakers II roster: Études Studio, BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS, Maiden Noir, LONGJOURNEY, Kinfolk, Needles, NIKBEN, Stutterheim, XLARGE, Xander Zhou, Tim Coppens and COTTWEILER.

We think you will find they are rich texts.

And you’ll notice one question is about music. Songs mentioned are compiled here.

Shop: Heartbreakers II

bedwinQ

[English translation]

Your name:

Masafumi Watanabe

How do you describe what you do?

I am the creative director of BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS.

What do you enjoy most about it?

I enjoy it all, from the first steps of the design process to the last changes on finished samples.

What’s the most challenging thing to you about the design process?

I wish I had more time. More time to go deeper in my various researches. The craziness of the fashion calendar doesn’t really allow it.

What is unique about this current period in menswear?

Youth is always unique and interesting. I spent time in NYC recently where I was fascinated about the way young men and women carry themselves.

Please share one recent, personal, memorable experience involving the outdoors or nature.

I went to Hakone where there are some pretty well-known hot springs.

Shop: BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS

maidennoirQ

Shop: Maiden Noir

longjourneyQ

Shop: LONGJOURNEY

kinfolkQ

Shop: Kinfolk

needlesQ

Shop: Rebuild by Needles

nikbenQ

Shop: NIKBEN

stutterheimQ

Shop: Stutterheim

xlargeQ

Shop: XLARGE

xanderzhouQ

Shop: Xander Zhou

timcoppensQ

Shop: Tim Coppens

cottweilerQ

Shop: COTTWEILER

alexdymondQ

Shop: Alex Dymond designs for Maiden Noir, New Balance, New Era Caps and mophie