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  • Writer's pictureHakan Öztunalı

Fangophilia: Fervor of Fangs

Silver accessories label Fangophilia has been founded by Tokyo-based designer Taro Hanabusa in 2012. The custom jewelry brand entered the fashion arena via back-door. Over the years, Fangophilia has become a howling success with understanding the value of creating a cult for their specific audience. In this blog article, I will identify the brief story of Fangophilia about every nuance you should know.

nail rings by Fangophilia
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The name Fangophilia derived from the combination of ''fang'' and ''Philip'' stands for a vivid meaning which is love of fangs. The fascinating part of the label is that the founder Taro Hanabusa is a licensed senior dentist. Abruptly he realize that he is absolutely fatigued of the routine work of his profession. Hereby, Taro thought that - ''Why I do not perform something which more fun'' - and then he commenced his own business without hesitation.


Despite his medical background, Hanabusa embraces the idea of body modifications, grills, implants and related customization involving art-pieces. Usually, he meets with customers one-by-one to discuss about modification and molding. As designing second skin for human body, in-depth connection needed with the designer and targeted customers. With that said, you can grasp that is not dissimilar from dentistry. The only downside is you have to travel a lot to meet with your customers rather than staying in a workshop on the behalf of the designer. Regarding matter clarifies one more point as well. Taro Hanabusa is a couturer no doubt. Literally unlocked another dimension about what he truly does. Impatient to see Hanabusa's accomplishments after launching ready-to-wear concept at once. (P.S. - Fangophilia already sells ready-made jewelry pieces but clothes.)

finger nails
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silver finger nails
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In the very beginning, Taro was molding teeth jewelry and then enlarged the spectrum with other parts of the body. Even he is self-taught on custom jewelry, do not underestimate his potential dexterity. He is a professional dentist with education background, 8 years experience and license. Noticed by world-class celebrities and reknown popular figures. Marilyn Manson, Grimes and Lady Gaga are one of those heroic socialites wears Fangophilia. To hear more about how and where Marilyn Manson and Taro Hanabusa met, please find the article here on Tokion.jp


Taro Hanabusa not merely molds body parts with tools, but molds the insight of functioning of our bodies. For a moment, refresh your memory about last booking for a dentist. Assuming you had to be there for an exodontia operation. How horrific. Who is there to calm and pacify you before the operation? Your dear dentist.The correlation between a dentist and a designer could be affiliated on contentment and credibility. The underlying insight of this interconnectivity relies on dedication to anything that we focus to advance skills. For that given example, Taro expanded the creativity he hold and burst it with distinct method.


The significant problem in fashion, everyone dramatically focuses on projecting brand-new unbottomed things on the table. Vexatious and waste of efforts. Alternatively, why not fixating and protect the concepts already have? Enhance and fortify, then eventually you will have something renewed.


The tenacity behind Fangophilia is not based upon innovation, but adjusting the perception of concepts.

fangophilia photoshoot
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molding fangophilia
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molding fangophilia
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molding fangs fangophilia
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Credits

Official web-store of Fangophilia, tap here

Official Instagram page of Fangophilia, tap @fangophilia






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