Backstage with Sonny Vandevelde at Yuima Nakazato

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Mountains of clothing waste in Kenya inspired today’s couture collection by Yuima Nakazato. The collection, although inspired by his African adventure felt like a mix of global references from Japan, India and of course Africa. It was a departure from last season with draping, wrapping and transparent textiles. The presentation was sublime, mysterious and 100% Yuima Nakazato. I am happy to say I’ve been following his collections from his graduation days till now and am always impressed by his singular view on fashion, the world and the future.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.