Miami Design District, FL - 2018
KAIDO explores celebration and the hierarchy of femininity in nightlife culture with a youthful rebellious glamorous grit, I'm dubbing as Lux/Punk, while AMA on the other hand expresses the warmth and legacy of the sea diving women of Kuji Japan, which is dubbed as Colorful/Nobility.
Kaido is a collections of experiences, refined details and materials which showcase a dark and edgy inspired take on Japanese Nightlife and Entertainment. After exploring Japan’s diverse Nightlife culture I wanted to create a venue which expresses the beauty I found in sea urchins, which I think are jewels of sea, and transport that beauty into the abyss of nightlife and entertainment.
AMA - Celebrates the proud self-made, mature glowing ocean guardians, the hunters and collectors of Sea Urchins, for the love of Uni. A year ago in Kuji, I spent time with the AMA’s and these women are bright and lively fisherman. They are as strong as they are bold, and as bold as they are proud and are literally glowing happy beings who are stewards of legacy and tradition.
In Partnership: Chef Brad Kilgore
Photography: Mike Butler