Cover Story & Profile: Kiko Mizuhara for WOW Magazine
I wrote the cover story profile of Kiko Mizuhara for WOW Magazine's Issue 4 (2021). The profile explores the actor and model's relationship with her 'mixed roots' identity, her passion to use art as a form of self-expression, her love of celebrating individuality, allyship to the LGBTQ+ community, and climate change.
'One of Japan’s most famous supermodel rose to fame after starring in the adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood(2010), making her a household name. Now, she's pursuing her own creative projects.'
You can read an extract of the piece here:
Launched in 2019 by WEI LIU, The WOW is the UK’s first biannual magazine and digital platform celebrating Asian culture and inspiring modern Asian women. It is stocked at Selfridges and other retailers in the UK and internationally.
INTERVIEWER NAOMI MORRIS OMORI
ART DIRECTOR YUANN @ KIDZFRMNOWHERE
TALENT KIKO MIZUHARA
STYLIST MASAKO OGURA
HAIR & MAKEUP RIE SHIRAISHI
NAIL ARTIST EICHI MATSUNAGA
SET DESIGN AKIHIRO YAMAYA
CGI ARTIST GAEL DELHAYE
FLOWER ARTIST MOCHIZUKI KOTA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANNE DANAO
LOCAL PRODUCER TORU HOSAKA @ IINO GRAPHIC IMAGES
RETOUCHE SAKURAKO UCHINO @ IINO GRAPHIC IMAGES
SPECIAL THANKS IINO MINAMI AOYAMA STUDIO, MIN YUAN & MIMI YE @ MGA
With thanks to Arthur Reiji Morris, Waco Yokoyama, and Hanako Lowry.