Monday, 30 May 2011

patchwork's prodigy

Yusuke Maegawa is a gifted Japanese born fashion
designer who moved to London in 2004 where he
completed his MA course at Central Saint Martins
showing his compelling graduate collection as part
of CSM's catwalk show at London Fashion Week.

Yusuke's dark and modern creations deservedly
caught the eye of fashion experts for the skillful
mixing of fabrics and textures, the juxtaposition
between the inborn Japanese aesthetic filtered
through his European education.

I bet his works may sound quite a bit exotic 
to Japanese because of his Western-influenced
approach to womenswear in which street style 
hints and the careful selection of fabrics are 
of paramount importance together with 
his own cutting-edge silhouettes.

The young designer's  AW 2011-12 collection
shows amazingly tailored jackets and coats
with leather or neoprene bonded sleeves,
eye-catching denim patchwork biker jackets
worn over boiled wool skirts or layered
trousers and occasionally accessorized
with collars and cuffs.

Kind of a statement collection, conceived for a 
woman who wants to wear something really new,
something that may have some clues in
common with Japanese street style yet
certainly bears Maegawa's hallmark.

photos from the collection's lookbook, by Tomo Inenaga and Marsh Mel

1 comment:

  1. I like his work, his avant-garde vision, so unique and special. I'm glad to see artists who don't follow the trends, they set the trends.

    Have a nice week dear.