Fashion Designer Arisa Fukumoto (Japan)
Written by Elaine Wu
Arisa arrived in a black and white polka-dotted cardigan over a cute powder pink lace dress. Framing her flawless face was an unexpectedly bold red-beaded necklace. Growing up in Japan, Arisa took a strong interest in illustrations and photography. In high school, she began sketching designs and always dreamed of transforming them into actual pieces. After studying design in England at University of Hertfordshire, she followed her dreams and is now designing in Tokyo at her home studio in Shinjuku-ku.