March 2013 was a tough time for us all, when our favourite ever, Nike wearing, party hopping, freelance animator, left us all empty, sad and alone, to return to her homeland - Japan. Azusa Nakagawa quickly became part of the Primitive family, Catwalking's LFW team and let's face it, Queen of Rivington Towers. Azusa came to the UK for an extended holiday and creative exploration (!) unfortunately for London, there was a legal limit to how long our lives could be so enriched. So before Azusa left a babe-shaped hole in our lives, As You Are Mag spent the day with her, making her our latest 'AS SHE IS' feature girl. Her london bff Andrew who is co-founder of the aforementioned clothing and digi brand Primitive, was kind enough to fill us in on Azusa's idols, drunk tales & best London moments...
THE. BEST. EVER.
WRITING HER MEMOIRS/TAKING LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH.
SAN AND NAUSICAÄ FROM GHIBLI AND OSAMU DAZAI
QUEEN OF DALSTON. NOW SHE IS LIVING THE GOOD LIFE IN TOKYO.
MONSTER TRUCKS & WOODEN APPLES
WILLIAM TELL DREAM SEQUENCES.
I THINK THAT AZUSA THINKS THAT FASHION DOESN’T EXIST OUTSIDE PRIMITIVE. SHE THINKS PRIMITIVE IS THE GREATEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF CLOTHING.
COTTWEILER, AVA CATHERSIDE AND NIKE.
RIVINGTON TOWERS’S ROOFTOP
WHEEL CHAIR IN BARCELONA
IT WASN’T THAT FUNNY BUT IT WAS SOMETHING! SHE SLEPT ON THE FLOOR OF PRIMITIVE FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS PARTIED HARD FOR A WHILE AND THEN SLEPT FOR ANOTHER 3 HOURS. SHE IS WELL KNOWN AS ASNOOZA.
WATCHING ME FALL INTO THE THAMES AT 5AM.
SHE WOULD SWAP IT WITH ME SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE MY EU PASSPORT AND SO THAT I COULD HAVE HER JAPANESE ONE.
EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE TO THE QUEEN AND DEMAND THAT AZUSA BECOME A CITIZEN.
RIGHT NOW HER SOUNDTRACK WILL BE A CONSTANT ROTATION OF THESE THREE EPIC SONGS...