Ozono Momoko, who graduated from Nogizaka46 and retired from showbiz on September 4, announced on her Instagram account that her apparel brand 'philme' will open in early October.
On her 22nd birthday, September 13, Ozono updated her Instagram account announcing the upcoming launch of her apparel brand. She confessed, "I used to live each day without any goals. I didn't know what I liked, and I wondered what I would be able to do." Through the stay-at-home period, she found the time to reexamine herself and figured out what she likes and wanted to do.
The answer Ozono found was: "I want to create clothes that I love from scratch." This became one of the reasons to graduate from Nogizaka46.
"From now on, I will not be taking any jobs that require me to be in front of people, but with the help of reliable people in the fashion industry, I will do my best quietly in order to create beautiful clothing," she said.
Ozono also revealed that she will continue using Instagram as many of her fans had requested. She plans to share her clothing as well as things in her everyday life.