フランス人ライフスタイルデザイナー パトリス・ジュリアン オフィシャル・ホームページ Patrice Julien Official Site

“しましま”精神 The “Shima-Shima” Spirit…

sub02_main

I was one of the first to introduce the “Shima-shima” fashion in Japan (Marine style fashion). It was in 1994 when I created my first restaurant. I chose the stripes for the uniform of our team, with the beret as a kind of joke because it was the stereotyped image of the typical French man.

frenchman

Finally, the joke became a trademark and because I was also wearing the striped TShirt of the CFA it also became my personal signature. From there people started to wear “shima-shima” and several of the persons who used to work with me and now have their own restaurants still wear shima-shima.

05

I have been out of Japan during 4 years and I am back, with the spirit of “Shima-shima”. Not only a fashion…Shima-Shima is “The marine heart”…which means the spirit of traveling on the “Waters of life” free of fear : “Life should be an adventure, move towards your dreams(goals) and never look back.”

41uYRLcGIhL._UX425_

Tonight this “Shima-Shima” Spirit will be celebrated at “Plate” Tokyo.This will be a party to celebrate our Dreams,our smiles, our energy, our joy, our love.The place is important too because “Plate Tokyo” is also a dream born from the “Shima-shima” experience. Ayano-san, the Owner of the place chose to work with us when she was still about 18, she wanted to wear our shima-shima trademark. Then her next dream was to own her own place with the same spirit of hospitality. Her Executive Chef : “Tsuru-chan” (“L’oiseau”) was also part of the shima-shima world. He will cook for us tonight.

1622633_10205297877714758_8265997552686621487_n

This event will also be an occasion to introduce and sign my new cooking book : “Patrice Julien no Otsumami”…

So, if you have time, join the Shima Shima wave…we will be waiting for you!

I love you