Tsumori Chisato’s signature disrespect for conformity has been handwoven with in ridiculously joyful hue of orange tuile, and finished with carefully braided aqua and violet yarn. Every Tsumori Chisato collection is a travel journal of the designer’s adventures – most recently in New Zealand. Instead of ink on paper, Tsumori uses luxury textiles, embroidery, sequins and hand drawn watercolour on silk.
Tsumori Chisato’s grip over the world’s fashion elite might be breathtaking, but underneath it all is a technicolour print-obsessed Japanese girl without a pen licence. Tsumori Chisato learnt her trade under none other than Issey Miyake, who eventually encouraged her to start her own line in Paris in 2003. Thanks to a cult following around the world, vintage Tsumori Chisato garments are coveted as lustily as the new season pieces that sell out within minutes in Tokyo.