Aoi Kotsuhiroi, who has released the new chapter of her Exotic Regrets collection, entitled Colorless Murder & Silent Wolf - Aoi sends Pas Un Autre a message each time a new collection or chapter is release - is nothing short of stunningly beautiful. Her collections indeed recall a mystic, other worldly plane. Infused with breaths of haikus, lyricism, poetry - oft times human hair, bone, and leather - her pieces are certainly beyond simple accessories - body accessories could explain it better, but it is much more. And because Aoi Kotsuhiroi is mysterious herself, a name or a categorization is even harder to attain. Aoi Kotsuhiroi was kind of enough to answer a few of Autre's question regarding the new chapter.
You just released a new chapter of your new collection entitled Colorless Murder and Silent Wolf. Can you tell me about the new collection?
The chapter Two of Exotic Regrets continues this 'relationship' that has begun in the chapter one... A number of characters find their place in the chapter two. Signs indicate that something happened or is going to happen... The images write a waiting, an in-between, in the middle of somewhere...
Each one of your collections, it seems, tells a story and you release each collection by chapters - the first chapter of the new collection Exotic Regrets was released a few months ago - just recently you released a new chapter. What is the concept behind releasing the collections like that? Is it for the anticipation?
There is no 'concept', no 'calculation'... Just affect and subject. I'm in the moment.
I also see a lot of poetry infused in the identity of the collections - are you a poet?
Yes, it's like breathing.
Can you tell me your poetic influences, inspirations and who is your favorite poet? Do have a favorite stanza?
I do not want to do any 'list', I find it boring and a bit simplistic perhaps...I like that has no "name", lost, which belongs to nobody, that we can not lock up or put in a category or a style. I have a short native american song in my mind:
"I walk in the sky I go with a bird "
"The clouds change"
You use some way out there materials; namely, human hair, horn (for the heels), and bone. There is actually something quite tribal about it. How did you get into those materials?
The materials are a language, they are a story...With them, in silence, and dialogue, a relationship is going and take shape...
In terms of fashion, who or what are come of your fashion influences?
I do not watch fashion, it bores me ... The influences are 'crutches', I walk alone by doing my own mistakes which are mine ...
Whats next for Aoi Kotsuhiroi?
The chapter three is on the road...
See Aoi Kotsuhiroi's designs here. Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper.