Thursday, November 13, 2014

Interview with Junko Wong: 10 Years of Junie Moon Part 1

We are happy to be celebrating 10 years of fun and cute with Junie Moon. It was just a decade ago we brought Junie Moon into the world and made it a hub for Japanese doll culture in the heart of Tokyo. We are over joyed to have made so may friends over the years.

This is the first part of a series of interviews with Blythe Creative Producer Mrs. Junko Wong. She is also the founder and president of the retail shop Junie Moon.

Here she speaks about the original and exclusive dress sets "Junie Moon Dollywear".
Junie Moon Dollywear "Plum Blossom" kimono set

* Why and how did Junie Moon Dollywear develop?
I always wanted to start a fashion brand for dolls. The idea came to me in 2004 so it has been almost 10 years in the making and is still growing in ideas and styles. We first started right here in the office in a little room with a sewing machine.  In fact we still have that sewing machine and make our samples here ourselves.

* Who is behind the design?
I have a seamstress and pattern maker here and a factory in China. We have several girls who come up with designs and I supervise them.  We meet and discuss the line up of the styles for each season and the colors and the textures.  
* How do you organize themes?
We organize them mostly according to seasons and holidays. 

* A word about collaborations
We have 2 or 3 collaboration in a year with popular doll fashion designers. This year Momolita designed two dresses for Halloween for both Neo and Middie. And Miyuki Odani did too. We will be launching a collaboration with a Lolita designer next. 

Check out more Junie Moon Dollywear at our online shopping site: