'As you know the industry that I work for is the FASHION industry. So far, I don’t see any fashion marketers that are getting back into the swing of it. In fact, there’s a large number of job vacancies now closed. The unemployment rate continues rising rapidly, and people are losing their jobs in fashion industry.' - Matthew Gu
We catch up with creative director Marta Grossi. We met Marta in Hong Kong and she is a creative one. The artistic mind of the Banana Project and live soul, it has been hard to keep up with her. Since she has had to stay put for a sec, it was a good time to catch our breathe and catch up with her!
I’m a filmmaker, director/editor reppin' Richmond, BC with an affinity for stories that explore music-centric underground worlds in the Asian diaspora. I’ve recently decided that I'm going to do a fun little music doc about Richmond’s/Vancouver’s/Lower Mainland’s new wave Asian rap scene, and I’m developing my first feature, a coming of age, hip-hopera, and crime drama, "Chinatown Diner".
We speak to our good friend Ms. Junko Shimada, owner of the Tokyo gallery, Gallery Side 2. She represents a strong roster of predominantly Japanese artists, and is an avid bon vivant of life. She has contributed to one of our favorite, 'Music Is Playing' playlists, and is always a great host and conversation, every time we meet.
We check in with our good friend, Nicolò Talignani, co-founder of the Italian brand, Waxman Brothers to make sure he is good, and see how they have responded to the Covid-19 epidemic.