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Six Japanese Design Talents On Show at the YKK London Showroom


The six award winning, emerging designers from Japan’s most prestigious fashion schools now have their collections on show. The designs include both apparel and general fashion goods, are inspired by a multitude of themes, including Japanese heritage and production, visual illusions, and feminism.

YKK six japanese designersOn display at the YKK Showroom in Shoreditch are collections by:



YKK EikawaEach of these creations, diverse in their themes and offering, incorporates YKK’s fastening products from fasteners, hook and loop fasteners, bucklers and snap and buttons.

The designers are all honorees of the annual YKK Fastening Awards – an event created to establish relationships and build the gap that often exists between upcoming designers and the fashion industry.

Now in it’s 17th-year, students from fashion schools in Japan submit one piece of wearable clothing, judged on its utility, originality, design and degree of perfection.

(Image left: Eikawa)

Commenting on the installation Sabine Bourgeau, YKK Showroom manager said: “The YKK Fastening Awards establishes national pride and strives to build long lasting relationships in the fashion industry, whilst understanding how YKK solutions can enhance collections. We encourage all of those who are interested in seeing these collections to visit the YKK Showroom in Shoreditch; helping us to celebrate the future of the fashion industry both in the UK and overseas and to commend inspirational collections.”

The collections will be on show until 12th May 2017 at The YKK Showroom, 154 Commercial Street, for more information about the showroom, visit: www.ykklondonshowroom.com


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(Image right: Koki Abe)

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