Yesterday, we talked at length in a personal interview with a member of Moi-même-Moitié’s staff. Among other things, Andrea shared with us which Moitié goods are among her favorites. Surely it is normal for everyone to have their favorite item from a particular brand, or a few favorite pieces.
Moi-même-Moitié has produced many kinds of goods over the nearly two decades of its existence; there are heaps of beautiful clothes and accessories to choose from. Have you ever wondered, however, which concrete Moitié items make it onto the list of favorites of the brand’s founder Mana? Or what he likes about them? Feel free to worry no more, your curiosity shall be sated here.
We asked Mana about his favorites. So today, Mana himself tells us about his top 5 favorite Moitié items!
Green Cross Arch Lace-up JSK (2011)
Mana: The vibrant green shantung is very beautiful. I think most people will think of blue when they hear the words Moi-même-Moitié, but actually, I like green as well. I’m really pleased with how the shimmer of this JSK makes you feel like you’re wearing emeralds.
Coffin Bag (2000)
Mana: I designed this bag myself around the time of Moi-même-Moitié’s foundation. The final product was the result of repeated trial and error, so I’m very attached to it. It’s made from real leather and the shape is so beautiful you can even use it for interior decoration.
Altar Print Gauze Shirt (2011)
Mana: This was the first Moi-même-Moitié gauze shirt with a more punk taste. I have ties to punk as well, so I wanted to try and construct the traditional punk gauze shirt in a more Gothic way. We added corset lacing to the sleeves for a more elegant interpretation of the original shirt.
The decadent print is my own design. In continuation of this concept we later also released the Fall Cross gauze shirt.
Bat Cloak (2000)
This is the long cloak I’m wearing for Elegant Gothic Aristocrat on the Moi-même-Moitié poster. What I really like about the design of this item is that the cross appliqués have openings for the arms. Reversing the cloak reveals the beautiful shine of the original blue lining, featuring the Moi-même-Moitié logo in a repeating pattern.
Harpsichord Trio Print (2013)
Mana: It can be said that the sound of the harpsichord is my most favorite of all. I have used it ever since MALICE MIZER and still use it for Moi dix Mois. I really like this print because it feels like you can almost hear the beautiful, dark sound.
So, what do you think about Mana’s picks? Which one of these items caught your attention the most, and why? Do any of them make the list of your personal favorites?
Let us know what your favorite Motié items are, and join us tomorrow to continue our week-long journey, as we look into some of Moitié newest releases.