A lady in gent’s attire (fashion director Takafumi Kawasaki)
Komatsu Nana was just 14 years old when she made the cover of the August 2010 edition of Spoon Magazine Japan, the first mag cover of a long series. Promoted by 3BJunior, the junior/underage section of Stardust Promotion, Nana Komatsu started her modelling career in 2008 in Nico-Petit ニコプチ.
In November 2018, Indonesian magazine Dew published a remarkable photoshoot of the actress in a special edition celebrating the mag’s 8th anniversary. The 35-page article presented over 30 glamorous and creative shots from photographer Ko-Ta Shouji and editorial notes by Kirana Ardhia, Features Editor. Nana Komatsu was wearing Patrick Owen, the self named label of an Indonesian fashion designer and photographer.
Excerpts from a follow-up article, On Her Rise to Stardom, published on December 5, text by Kirana Ardhia:
Nana Komatsu is not your ordinary 22-year-old. At the time where most girls her age would be glued to their laptop screens, binge-watching series or movies and fawning over celebrities, she is busy being the one behind those screens. Although one may argue that everything looks shinier from outside, the entertainment world is definitely not as glamorous as it is portrayed. Not all rainbows and unicorns, it is a truly hard and rough work. A job that is meant for someone who is strong-willed and has the ‘oomph’ for it, and Nana Komatsu might just be the perfect girl for the role.
Stating that modeling is about the art of expression, as a self-proclaimed introvert, working as a model helps her in learning to express things, and herself, better. Not just a profession though, Nana does fancy fashion. She enjoys experimenting with her outfits, freely wears what she wants, prefers pants than skirts, she doesn’t really follow trends and opts to wear the things that suits her best. Nana admits that acting is a career that she wants to continue pointing her soul at from now on, and it is looking like a bright future ahead of her when glancing at her past achievements (…) she loves movies, the art of making films and the industry scene itself. She likes the heartwarming feeling in the film production, of everyone working on different tasks yet are creating one thing that connects them.
It is possible to view the whole article online from this Issuu link (p. 96 to 131)SEE MORE
Social networks like Instagram frequently provide drawings, paintings, sketches created by either Nana Komatsu fans or artists who specialise in portraying Japanese celebrities. Insta is not the only popular place for sharing Nana Komatsu artwork, many pics can also be found on Twitter, Deviant Art or Pinterest.
Artwork 1 is the first post of a series dedicated to such productions from selected designers, amateurs or professionals. This time here is a ‘best of’ from the following artists: Amon, Terarin, U-ayumi and Yuriko Kusano. Please check their accounts to see the rest of their production (Nana Komatsu and others).