Japanese inspiration, Yuima Nakazato

Japan is and has always been a strong influential center for fashion. Japanese designers are mastering various technics of creation, and have developed a particular sense of Fashion, colorful or not, with a lot of shapes and structures, featuring unique materials…when a piece of cloth has been designed by a Japanese creator, you know it…it has a very particular signature.

Yuima Nakazato is an example of this Japanese “genius” for fashion design.

Let’s talk a little about the designer’s education; Yuima has always been surrounded by a very creative environment, with a sculptor father and a jewelry designer mother, who were a good source of inspiration for his work. Yuima Nakazato graduated from one of the world’s top fashion schools, Antwerp Royal Academy (who also counts many of today’s most influential designers such as Dries Van Noten) noticed as being the youngest Japanese to graduate from the school.

Throughout his career, he received many awards such as the Innovation Award by An Demeulemeester, the Vertice Award from Diesel and the Coccodrillo Award. In 2012, he presented his collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo opening show.

For his 2014 collection, the designer collaborated with a 3D printing company to create a first of its kind creation.

Here are some of his most notable work that we do love.