Remaining relevant amidst the clutter of social trends is a difficult task to pull off, especially in the super-saturated fashion industry. So what is it that separates the leaders from the followers, the artists from the puppets? Japanese label designer Tetsu Nishiyama describes his philosophical approach to it all via an intimate lifestyle interview with Obscura. In it, the 15-year veteran of design culture breaks down what he considers is the “Tao” of his approach to living. Grasshoppers take heed, as Tetsu is living proof that most masters of their own domains always submit to the flow of energy around them.