Hasna Naoko Ohwashi
Hasna is the name of a Moroccan friend whom I met on my travels.
I value chance encounters with people and things, and the unspoken wishes they engender. The choice of this name derives from just such a wish.
Something designed in casual style, with using fine materials (bringing people confort), something with warmth, to be loved for a long time, or something which is a well-balanced blend of simplicity and dynamic,...etc.
Every season, I slightly change a creation theme.
・Naoko Ohwashi was born in Nagoya.
・1992 Worked for an accessory planning company, engaged in design and creation.
・1992 Studied hatmaking in Nagoya, Japan.
・1993 Studied dressmaking at a vocational fashion school.
・1995 Move from Nagoya to Tokyo.
・1995 Started activities as a hat artistom I met on my travels.(Solo exhibitions & group exhibitions arranged by department sotres and specialized stores)
・1997 Finished both regular and advanced courses at the Akio Hirata Hat School.
・1997 First solo exhibition at Sugar Water, Shibuya, Tokyo.
・2000~ Established an atelier, “Hat brand HasnaNaokoOhwashi”, and started diverse activities, including designing, creating and selling original HasnaNaokoOhwashi brand hats for men and women at select shops in Japan as well as making hats and headpieces for stage costumes ordered from a thema park, and designing/making other various O.E.M.products.
(UNITED ARROWS,TOMORROW LAND,ISETAN Shinjuku etc..,TAKASHIMAYA Shinjuku etc...,MITSUKOSHI Nihonbashi etc...,MATSUYA Ginza,TOBU Ikebukuro,SEIBU Shibuya,Hankyu Ginza,Galleria Dept Korea etc...)OEM design(aquagirl,PATRICK COX wannabe,hat maker etc...)
・2006 Solo exhibition at Setagaya gallery, Setagaya, Tokyo “ HasnaNaokoOhwashi Hats for pleasure - Naoko Ohwashi”.
・2009 Moved from Tokyo to Nagoya.
・2011 Started to sell semi-custom or original hats at my own atelier.
・2012 Started craft workshops for children, Hasna.
・2013 Established a HasnaNaokoOhwashi custom-made shop, “Cuchurier”, Meito ward, Nagoya, selling and wholesaling works created by HasnaNaokoOhwashi original hat and custum-made hat.
Engaged in artist activities such as solo-exhibitions at gallerlies while running "Cuchurier".
・2013 Started craft workshops for adult, Hasna.
・2015 Started Hasna Naoko Ohwashi hat school .
・2016 Started gift shop Paraiso~rakuen .
Design creation of gift goods,exhibiting photographers.