Life & Style

November 17, 2015

Kiko Mizuhara in Strange Desire

The Japanese style icon takes a ramen-inspired journey to the realm of the senses

A journey inwards is so often a journey out, as our second cover star, Japanese actress and model Kiko Mizuhara discovers when we presented her with a bowl of tonkotsu ramen on a rainy Tokyo day. In Strange Desire, not only is the dish’s silky broth the perfect Autumnal comfort food; slurping the noodles from the bowl is a ritual that transports her to other worlds.

Taking inspiration from the cult 1985 film Tampopo, Strange Desire is a synesthetic journey to the most surreal corners of the style icon’s psyche. A collaboration between the Catalan director Albert Moya and i-D and Amuse’s Erika Kurihara, Strange Desire takes place in one of the Japanese capital’s most seductive sanctuaries – a 17th century tea house set in the gardens of the Tokyo National Museum.

Dressed in pieces by Japan’s leading designers like Junya Watanabe and Mihara Yasuhiro, and Amuse favourites Christian Dior by Raf Simons, Barbara Casasola and Charlotte Chesnais, follow Kiko into a place where senses collide to create a nirvana of food and fashion.

Cover Star: Kiko Mizuhara

Director: Albert Moya
Fashion Director: Erika Kurihara
Producer: Alexis Piqueras
Director of Photography: Christos Voudouris
Japan Executive Producer: Brian Masoto Kobo
Japan Line Producer: Yumi Kaneko
Hair Stylist: Go Utsugi
Makeup Artist: Ken Nakano
Art Director: Keisuke Sakurai
Editors: Alejo Maseide & Jack Williams
Grade: Moncho at Metropolitana
VFX: Xavi Bertran at Metropolitana
Sound Designer: Neil Johnson at Factory
Special Thanks: Junsuke Yamasaki

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Group Director of Video: Ravi Amaratunga
Head of Video: Tash Tan
Head of Creative: Bunney Kinney
Development Producers: Matthew Whitehouse & Kate Villevoye
Production Coordinator: Tom Ivin
Production Assistants: Ben Larthe & Emily Hodgson
Title Design: Albert Moya, Georgia Weisz & Valerio Oliveri



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