Naomi Shimada is a woman on a mission. Multiple, actually.
Entering the fashion industry as a model at age 13, today, the London-based creator counts author, writer and broadcaster amongst her titles, best known for driving critical conversations around beauty standards and social media to encourage practices of care and tenderness with ourselves and the world around us.
Influenced by her own multicultural background—Japanese, Dutch and Canadian—to encourage others to embrace their uniqueness, she is also a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in fashion, both in front of and behind the lens.
To discover more about her how she kicked off her career, her creative process and approach to style, The Aje Report caught up with Naomi in the scenic surrounds of Lake Como and Milan, where she wore and captured looks from 'Pre-Fall 23, ‘Nowness of Then’.
Continue reading for our conversation with the ever-inspiring, Naomi Shimada.