Teppei Fujita doesn’t know how to use a computer for design. Instead, he sketches and stitches and amends as he goes – a technique he learnt under the tutelage of Japan’s most famous master tailor. A protégé of Yohji Yamamoto, the master of Japanese tailoring, Teppei Fujita’s work plays on his background as a pattern-maker, celebrating visible seams, untrimmed cotton and raw finishes.
When Teppei Fujita launched his label Sulvam at Paris Fashion Week in 2014, there was collective intake of breath from the industry. Luckily, as Vogue put it, his collection “justifies the hype.” This marks his Australian debut.