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Tokyo Fashion Award at London Fashion Week with six upcoming names to know


February 17 2021
Fashion

London Fashion Week will be held in February, from 19 to 23, only in digital format, with no live audience due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The six winners of The Tokyo Fashion Awards 2020, will be included on the official calendar of the British Fashion Council for the first time to present their FW 21-22 collections.
The Tokyo Fashion Award, launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, is a newly introduced type of fashion prize which selects six fashion brands from Tokyo each year, investing in the brands potential to grow within the international market, further supporting the brands overseas expansion and promoting Japanese creativity on an international level.
The six Japanese designers will also show their collections on Joor Passport which supports London Fashion Week.

YUKI HASHIMOTO
Yuki Hashimoto graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2010, and he got at fashion department in Antwerp Royal Academy of fine arts. He worked with Raf Simons and Maison Margiela. After graduation, Hashimoto launched Yuki Hashimoto 2019 Spring/Summer collection in July 2018. His style and his design go beyond trends.

RE:QUAL≡
After graduating from Bunka Fashion Graduate University, the fashion designer Tetsuya Doi studied at “coconogacco” under Mikio Sakabe and Yoshikazu Yamagata. After that, he started working with friends as Re:quaL≡. He got an honorable mention from the fashion jury of the 34th Hyeres International Festival.

SHOOP
Shoop is a Tokyo-Madrid based brand launched by Miriam Sanz & Yohei Oki.
The collections have a contemporary aesthetic with a sophisticated touch, they combine different genres and several cultures around the world and are inspired by culture and music. Shoop debuted first runway at FW 2018 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.

FUMIE TANAKA
Graduated from Mode Gakuen in Osaka, Fumie Tanaka worked with brands like United Arrows and JUN as a designer. She launched THE Dallas in 2016. Her clothes imagine a dignified woman and they are for sexual but self-supporting women.

IHNN
A Tokyo based designer but born in Seoul Korea, Chisung IHN after graduating from Bunka Fashion Graduate University, founded his women's wear brand IHNN in 2015. His collections express a luxurious modernity through colors and a mix of the high quality materials, using experimental and unique textiles.

MEANSWHILE
Naohiro Fujisaki founded Meanswhile in 2014, after years of working at various fashion houses. In 2016, he took top honors at “Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix” in the professional category, and won the “Tokyo Fashion Award” for 2020. Born from the concept of “clothes as not only a garment, but tool of daily wear,” the brand takes elements from various fields such as outdoor, military and work wear re-interpreting them through styles suitable for everyday wear, utilizing high performance materials and emphasis on design-driven details.

For more informations: London Fashion Week