Yuima Nakazato Co., Ltd. and Toray Industries, Inc. announced that the “Yuima Nakazato Exhibition – Harmonize” will be held from February 21st to 25th at the design exhibition space 21_21 Design Sight Gallery 3 at Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown.
The exhibition will feature the latest collection of Nakazato introduced at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on January 22nd, and its proprietary manufacturing system of innovative clothes, along with its new products using Ultrasuede PX, an environment-friendly suede texture fabric invented by Toray.
“Eventually, each and every garment will be unique and different.” This is what Nakazato envisions as the future of mankind, aiming to create totally new clothes that harmonize with individuals who wear them and can be handed down to others.
Based on this vision, Nakazato reconsidered the way clothes had been produced conventionally, and developed an innovative method to manufacture clothes without sewing. Assembling clothes with originally developed parts called “Units” makes it possible to freely combine and rearrange their design, size and materials, leading to garments that harmonize with everyone who wears them. It is a completely new manufacturing system that realizes mass customization of clothes.
Ultrasuede is a high-sensitivity, high-performance advanced fibers material that Toray created by leveraging its advanced fiber technology. It has high industrial productivity as it is uniform and stable, while its edges can be left without stitching after cutting, giving Ultrasuede high affinity with the manufacturing system developed by Nakazato.
Ultrasuede PX, using synthetic fibers derived from plant-based recycled resources with an aim of realizing sustainable environment, conforms to the vision of Nakazato with an eye on the future.
In anticipation of its innovativeness and craftsmanship as a Japanese, Nakazato was invited to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week as an official Guest Member by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. He became the second Japanese designer to present his collection on the Week’s official calendar, and has been presenting his latest collections since July 2016. The spring/summer 2018 collection held recently marked his fourth participation.
Traditionally, haute couture was accessible to a limited, small fraction of designers. However, the innovative manufacturing system proposed by Nakazato will realize new couture that can be enjoyed by anyone.
At this exhibition, visitors are encouraged to experience the future of mankind’s garments envisioned by Nakazato, who wishes to deliver ultimate one-of-a-kind clothes to each and every person in the world.