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The "Ninth Class of Flowers" after graduation. I am on the far right, and our teacher, Chie Koike, is in the center.
Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (9) A dream job in Ginza and the thrill of nightlife in Roppongi

My career got off to a promising start as my friends and I enjoyed our youth the full

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Winning the Soen Award had a tremendous impact. I promptly received a job offer from Soen magazine asking me to design apparel to be introduced in print.

Though still a student, I was starting to make a name for myself in the fashion industry. Before long, orders from other magazines started coming in.

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