Wigmaker, hairstylist and head prop maker Tomihiro Kono is a master of disguise. His ethereal headwear has long been key to the visual identity of Comme des Garçons’ runway and has appeared on the covers of W, T Magazine and several global editions of Vogue. For all the razzle-dazzle of his astral creations, the artist himself is a reserved perfectionist. He spoke to Selena Takigawa Hoy about how a childhood on an orange farm made way for a career behind This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Eight Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 43 Spring Trance Hypnotic looks for a new state of mind. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Paapa Essiedu The British stage star steps onto a new platform. Fashion Issue 43 Fresh Stems An improbable explosion of Brazilian blooms. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Amia Srinivasan Amia Srinivasan on the philosophy of sex. Arts & Culture Issue 43 David Erritzoe On the mind-bending potential of psychedelics. Fashion Issue 43 Mind Games Cerebral fashion, from the deepest folds of the cortex.