As the daughter of Japan's most celebrated grand prix driver, Tetsu Ikuzawa, she grew up in the world of motor racing and has become a passionate racer herself.
A graduate from Central St Martin’s, Ikuzawa is the CEO & Creative Director of Bow Wow, a successful global design and marketing agency with footholds across the worlds of film, luxury cars, music, clubs and fashion.
Currently living in London where she is often spotted engaging in some fuel-powered adrenalin activity with her GT-R and her fat pug dog, Debu-san.
A friend, Editor in Chief of couple of car magazines posted on his facebook as 'RIP Paris Motorshow (1898-2016)'
Ford, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and Volvo didn't even bother to show up.
It's like going to an Haute-Couture show and presented GAP (not that I have anything against this brand).
Here's the highlight... works better than your sleeping pills tonight...
Honda Civic Type R
Citroen C3 WRC
La Ferrari Aperta
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6... long is the new black.
Audi Q5 - but it comes with an electric scooter. Amazing.
Are you still awake??
Toyota FCV Plus Concept - Toyota has been loyal to this design and colour scheme for a few years now. When does futuristic become passé? (I am being as polite as possible. Please note Toyota, I am a customer!)
NEW Porsche Panamera. Wow.
EV Renault Trezor - what happens when there's a rain storm?
Land Rover Discovery - is it my imagination but is this render very out of proportion?
New Nissan Micra - a HUGE improvement on the last one.
Hyundai RN30 - the Koreans have been showcasing more innovative stuff year on year.
I'm certain I have hypnotised my audience into a coma...
I think the anticipation of the press conference and car covers were more exhilarating this year.
Clearly, Peugeot have budget issues this year.
The BEST IN SHOW for Paris Motor Show 2016 goes to the car cover of Citroen!
What do kids idolize now?
Maybe I should stop being sarcastic, perhaps this is all amazing, and it's my personal taste that doesn't suit the current trend in car design.
I would love to hear your opinion...
The Goodwood Revival is always such a delight every year. The event production is impeccable to the finest details and everyone is welcome,
where aristocrats and F1 legends will mingle shoulder to shoulder with the 'working class' and touch a 1960 Ferrari 246S Dino or watch bumper to bumper racing of fifty Ford GT40s. The British car culture is the best in the world, you could never recreate this vibe anywhere else.
The warm welcome at the gates. You are obliged to dress in post-war 1940's, 50's, 60's to attend. If you don't have anything to wear, there are plenty of period stalls at the venue.
Here is Earl of March of Goodwood. He has always been so kind to support my passion for racing for years.
This year he threw me a very challenging task of judging the Spirit of Aviation concours d'elegance steering me away from the car paddocks onto the airfield!
At the Pilots' Club for the debriefing for the judges. Very serious. Judges include some serious heavyweights including Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB, ADC, John Simpson BBC News' World Affairs Editor, Air Marshal Air Christopher Harper KBE former Director General of NATO, Sir Ralph Robins former CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Stephen Bailey the British Design & Culture critic and me!!
1942 DC-53-DO Dakota - the first significant modern airliner in the world. Stunning metal riveting. I never knew Norway was so advanced in aviation.
1933 de Havilland DH84 Dragon - I love the retro angular design. Like a caravan with wings!
1946 Avro Anson XIX
The engineering, design, and agility is on another level, but it's not easy to forget they were used in battles which killed and destroyed.
The cockpit detail of the winner of the 'Goodwood Freddie March Spirit of Aviation' - 1934 De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth. A simple rugged light aircraft with the most luxurious leather-bound passenger cabin hidden in the front. Here is a photo showing the the window from the cockpit to the cabin. The paradox was just brilliant. It's difficult to explain why from this photo, but if you ever get the chance to Google it please do (or ask me!)
Lunch break - I bump into my boys. The fashion royalty, Nick Ashley (son of Laura Ashley and former Creative Director of Dunhill. He has also been pioneering the most brilliant men's clothing for decades), and Camille Jaccoux of Black Crows skis.
And to the Race Control Tower which is strictly by invitations only to Charles March's close friends and family has been transformed this year!
Watching the races with Jacky Ickx the legend - 6 times winner of Le Mans 24 Hours amongst other great achievements.
1959 Beech 18
Chicken or Beef sir?
Finally, I have recently been fortunate enough to help the very talented boys at Blackbird Automotive produce the stunning limited edition for Goodwood Festival of Speed 'Full-Throttle'. There will be a Revival edition to soon follow. Watch this space...
Hiroshi Fujiwara is not only the 'Godfather of Streetwear' but most importantly the Godfather to my son, Arto.
It was so important to have a Godfather who will be a mentor, the uncle who would play a role in shaping the interests of our son.
BUT, also, sometimes, uncle Hiroshi is just too cool and makes a totally limited edition Fragment School Bag for Arto!! NOT FOR SALE
Thank you Hiroshi.
今回、ロンドンでとてもスゴイものを頂きました。。。限定の中の限定 Fragment スクールバッグを作ってくれました。売り物ではありません。