Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Designer Spotlight–Mihara Yasuhiro
Mihara Yasuhiro is a Japanese designer held in high esteem both in Japan and the rest of the world due to his Avant garde designs with a touch of the urbanite to them.
He started his career in footwear while still at university 17 years ago. They quickly became popular thanks to their innovative edge. In 1997 he formed his footwear label Miharayasuhiro and a year later he opened his first shop Sosu in Tokyo. Once his domination of the footwear scene was complete he smoothly transitioned into menswear with a signature style that’s understated and simply chic.
Being a designer that’s always expanding into different markets – never stopping, aiming higher he now designs womenswear. Last autumn he debuted his S/S 2011 womenswear collection at Japan Fashion Week. It doesn’t fail to deliver – from nautical to rock chic, dressy casual, knitwear, tailored blouses and truly innovative footwear. He utilises high quality fabrics including silk, cotton, wool and the workmanship of his collection is exquisite. This collection has something for everyone. He is definitely one to watch he may not yet be a household name like Issey Miyake or Yohji Yamamoto but it’s only a matter of time.
Mihara Yasuhiro’s S/S 2011 collection is available exclusively at Browns Fashion in London