I-POSE: TOKYO

I-Pose is the latest addition to SOMA’s ongoing tradition of introducing unique, cutting-edge features to our magazine. This section portrays the winners of our online competition, where SOMA readers posed as their favorite icons. In this issue, we featured young creative minds from Tokyo and ask them to explain the reasoning behind their choices.

Text by MIKE BURNS
Photography by JAKE HODGKINSON


I Pose Like: Johnny Depp
Name: Kenta Niikura
Occupation: Actor

“Johnny Depp is my hero. I admire his independence, unique style and attitude. For me, that’s really something special.”
CA4LA hat, Comme des Garçons shirt, Ugo Cacciatori silver ring, DSquared2 bracelet, Ayame x Kiit glasses


I Pose Like: Morrissey
Name: Mike Ness
Occupation: Artist / Musician

“I do believe Morrissey once wrote ‘I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside.’ I suppose if I’m caught dressing like Moz on the outside, it’s because I feel Moz on the inside.”

I Pose Like: Pattie Boyd
Name: Utano Sasaki
Occupation: Student / Vogue Japan Blogger

“Pattie Boyd is my icon. She is so fascinating”
Alexander McQueen dress

I Pose Like: Sebastien Tellier
Name: Bryan Butcher
Occupation: DJ / Model

“Sebastien Tellier looks like a bad ass yet his music is very dreamy and romantic. I too am a romantic. Plus he’s down with Daft Punk and the Coppola family.”
Nooka sunglasses

I Pose Like: Audrey Hepburn
Name:
Akiko Murakami
Occupation:
Fashion Designer

“I really love Audrey Hepburn’s personality, philosophies and way of thinking. I fell in love with her classic style! When I dress like her, I become full of love!”
Dries van Noten gloves

Hair and Make-up Mahiro Watanabe and Toru Takanishi

Clothing thanks to:
TLC, Jiyugaoka
www.tlc-jiyugaoka.com
Kind, Harajuku
www.kind.co.jp
Brand Collect, Shibuya
www.brandcollect.com
CA4LA, Shibuya
www.ca4la.com

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