Yuima Nakazato, a Couture for Life
Yuima Nakazato SS19 – Spring 2019
By Tony Glenville.
It is always a pleasure to attend a presentation that demands some thought, and time to consider, even to discuss with others the designer’s work. On the final morning of the couture season we heard Yuima Nakazato explain how he is thinking of communicating with people. The thoughts and concepts and the philosophy behind his clothes and collections.
The clothes cover all ages from baby or children to clothes appropriate for older people. We also saw how the paintings transfer to the clothes and how this specific couture is studded together with no sewing involved in the construction, through this method a total personalisation can be achieved. Each piece and garment may be assembled from the components and adapted to the individual; in a sense the very heart of the theory of couture.
Viewing the clothes and art works was a real pleasure and from witty children’s wear through to architectural lines in the womenswear it conveyed a designer seeking integrity in his work, and a designer whose brain is fully engaged with his outcomes. Space age or futuristic?
Not at all, just a different viewpoint from Yuima Nakazato; a man who is searching, developing and in the process taking us with him on the journey. The film he showed to start the “Life” presentation had a beautiful aesthetic and reminded us that the very term fashion can have a myriad of answers.