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THIS KID IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

THIS KID IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

INTERVIEW: CHAIRLIFT IN TOKYO
Caroline, you lived in Japan until you were six. Do you feel you still have some strange subconscious connection to this country? POLACHEK: Hite! Yeah, it’s really cool to be back, cause all the things you notice when you are an adult—like the way the streets are laid out, the sense of humor, or the way people dress—you don’t notice that when you are a kid. You just pay attention to candy wrappers, flowers, animals and illustrations. But the textures of things here—fabrics, ceramics, and gold embroidery—all those things trigger all sorts of feelings. It feels really natural to be here in a way.

INTERVIEW: CHAIRLIFT IN TOKYO

Caroline, you lived in Japan until you were six. Do you feel you still have some strange subconscious connection to this country? POLACHEK: Hite! Yeah, it’s really cool to be back, cause all the things you notice when you are an adult—like the way the streets are laid out, the sense of humor, or the way people dress—you don’t notice that when you are a kid. You just pay attention to candy wrappers, flowers, animals and illustrations. But the textures of things here—fabrics, ceramics, and gold embroidery—all those things trigger all sorts of feelings. It feels really natural to be here in a way.

MELBOURNE’S PET SHOP GIRLS IMPORTS JAPANESE FASHION
Despite being a hub of avant-garde fashion and a Petri dish of super-wild street style, it’s still famously difficult to purchase clothing from Tokyo designers anywhere but in Tokyo. Chiara Ippoliti knows this all too well: a family trip as a kid to Japan from her native Australia left her with such a hankering for clothes she saw there that she started visiting frequently, buying everything she could afford and smuggling it all back in her suitcase. At 22, with a degree in international relations to suit her cross-continental obsession, she’s opened a boutique called Pet Shop Girls in Melbourne dedicated to Japanese designers, allowing her to fully indulge her fashion fetish. At the store, she plays J-Pop online radio and spends hours doing heavy research through Japanese style blogs and magazines to find the hottest new stuff. READ HER PRIMER ON JAPANESE FASHION HERE

MELBOURNE’S PET SHOP GIRLS IMPORTS JAPANESE FASHION

Despite being a hub of avant-garde fashion and a Petri dish of super-wild street style, it’s still famously difficult to purchase clothing from Tokyo designers anywhere but in Tokyo. Chiara Ippoliti knows this all too well: a family trip as a kid to Japan from her native Australia left her with such a hankering for clothes she saw there that she started visiting frequently, buying everything she could afford and smuggling it all back in her suitcase. At 22, with a degree in international relations to suit her cross-continental obsession, she’s opened a boutique called Pet Shop Girls in Melbourne dedicated to Japanese designers, allowing her to fully indulge her fashion fetish. At the store, she plays J-Pop online radio and spends hours doing heavy research through Japanese style blogs and magazines to find the hottest new stuff. READ HER PRIMER ON JAPANESE FASHION HERE