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 Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers.