Aya Kanai

"Right now, I am obsessed with Goldsign, the denim line launched in 2005. I mean, yes we are inundated with denim, so it does take a really good one to make me take notice. This season, they made a black wax-like leather jean backed in cotton to give it some stretch. They make me feel tough. I'm also completely into The Illustrated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, illustrations by Dame Darcy (Viking Studio/Penguin Group), a classic novel that we've all read in high school but with gothic punk illustrations…I can't think of a better combination. Karen Walker is one of my favorite designers in the comtemporary category. Last season she made neon windbeakers with a matching bonnet…talk about following her own vision. For fall she showed a collection fit for a female superhero with electric-blue sunglasses, layered lightning bolts, and more cool headgear. I'd like to be a superhero come fall…"
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Aya Kanai is the Fashion Director of Nylon magazine.
Photograph by Ray Lee.
"Right now, I am obsessed with Goldsign, the denim line launched in 2005. I mean, yes we are inundated with denim, so it does take a really good one to make me take notice. This season, they made a black wax-like leather jean backed in cotton to give it some stretch. They make me feel tough. I'm also completely into The Illustrated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte…"
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