MINTDESIGNS

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First meeting as students at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, Hokuto Katsui (picture: right) and Nao Yagi (left) went on to establish mintdesigns in 2001. The team has been participating in the Tokyo Collection since 2003 Spring and Summer, and took part in the São Paolo Collection 2008 Spring and Summer. Main works include “to be someone” (Milan Design Week, TOKYO FIBER 2009) and, in 2011, “Happy Mistake/Pattern On Pattern” (individual work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei), and group works for Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion (Barbican Art Gallery, London, and Haus der Kunst, München), and Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery). The design duo has been recognized with such awards as the 7th Moët & Chandon New Designer’s Award in 2005 and the 28th Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix in 2010. Their creations are characterized by a confident use of colors and high-quality textiles with designs that are simple but playful. The team has been proposing clothing as one type of product design that can be used for many years.

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May 04, 2013 YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Date — May 04, 2013
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SPRING-SUMMER 2013
YOHJI YAMAMOTO
JUNE 28, 2012PARIS
By Matthew Schneier
“Bruised defiance” would make a nice subtitle for aYohji Yamamoto autobiography. The designer, so instrumental to the rise of Japanese fashion in the 1980′s, has fallen out of the center of fashion’s conversation—and into bankruptcy and back—in recent years, but never given up the fight. Bruised defiance was certainly the look he courted tonight, when he sent out models with black eyes and cuts on their faces. On they soldiered, and so does he. But it was hard not to notice that, though the room was full, attendance among American editors was at an all-time low. (Retailers, for the record, were somewhat better represented.) Those absent missed a solid, likable show, the main message of which was volume: billowing, shortened pants, mostly, tied off at the bottom or gathered with elastic, complemented with two-button jackets or long, thin coats. The colors were unusually lovely, too, in combinations like salmon and orange, or salmon and creamy sky blue. Still, it felt like Yohji doing Yohji. A few more surprises might help to lure some of those editors back.
Date — May 02, 2013
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LAITINEN
Date — April 29, 2013
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SPRING-SUMMER 2013
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
Date — March 08, 2013
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NEW ARRIVALS
COMME DES GARCONS TRICOT X SHIRT X BEATLES
Date — November 02, 2007
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