Couture that combines Japanese craftsmanship with the science of space travel
Tehran (KNA) - Yuima Nakazato has long worked at the intersection of fashion and technology. Having made his name through 3D printing and digital fabrication, the Japanese designer is now pushing a new frontier: outer space.
His latest collection, Harmonize -- which debuted last night at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris -- is clearly inspired by the aesthetics of space travel. But, according to Nakazato, it also draws on the technology that allows astronauts to live and work in such difficult conditions.
"We had a chance to have a discussion with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)," he said on a video call from his studio in Tokyo's Shibuya district. "They are researching garments used in (space travel), like spacesuits.
"They said that, in the universe, everything has to use a circular system. Whether it's air or even the materials used in garments, everything has to be based on a circular philosophy. That's the starting point of the collection."