What Neighbourhood Story manga taught Hong Kong knitwear company founders about clothes design, styling and self-expression

Originally a manga and later also an anime television series and a film, Ai Yazawa’s Gokinjo Monogatari (1995-98) – known in English as Neighbourhood Story – tells the tale of a group of teenagers who attend a school for the arts in Tokyo, with protagonist Mikako Kouda aspiring to be a fashion designer. Phyllis Chan Ji-li and Suzzie Chung Yuen-shan, co-founders of Hong Kong contemporary knitwear label YanYan Knits, tell Richard Lord how it changed their life.Phyllis Chan: “We were at school…

What Neighbourhood Story manga taught Hong Kong knitwear company founders about clothes design, styling and self-expression
Originally a manga and later also an anime television series and a film, Ai Yazawa’s Gokinjo Monogatari (1995-98) – known in English as Neighbourhood Story – tells the tale of a group of teenagers who attend a school for the arts in Tokyo, with protagonist Mikako Kouda aspiring to be a fashion designer. Phyllis Chan Ji-li and Suzzie Chung Yuen-shan, co-founders of Hong Kong contemporary knitwear label YanYan Knits, tell Richard Lord how it changed their life.Phyllis Chan: “We were at school…