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After being cut by machine, the units are assembled by hand.
Hundreds or thousands of units are used in each garment, with each of these units folded like origami.
The combination of tasks that can only be performed by machine with tasks that can only be performed by human hands results in a totally new type of clothing.
YUIMA NAKAZATO COUTURE
YUIMA NAKAZATO 2017SS
The units have evolved further in Nakazato’s 2017 SS couture collection. Greater flexibility enables the units to be combined with a range of other materials.
Inspired by alchemy, this collection combined materials representing fire, wind, water, and earth to create the textiles.
Behind the scene
Nakazato’s concept of unit-constructed clothing means that a range of different patterns, shapes, and materials can co-exist in a single textile. The system enables units to be detached or added to update the final garment in various ways. It therefore allows the garment to be immediately altered to fit the wearer, regardless of the wearer’s body shape, and takes Nakazato a step closer to achieving his vision of “To each individual, his own design.”
YUIMA NAKAZATO COUTURE [Ignis are aqua terra] spring/summer 2017