【Profile of Yuima Nakazato】
Born in Tokyo 1985. After graduating from high school, went to Europe unaccompanied. Was the youngest Japanese to graduate from the Fashion Department Master's Course of one of the world's leading fashion schools, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in Belgium. His graduation collection was awarded the Innovation Award by Ann Demeulemeester of the Antwerp Six. Awarded numerous prizes two years in a row at International Talent Support held in Italy, the second largest contest in the world. Recently designed costumes for female vocalist Fergie Duhamel in the Black Eyed Peas World Tour, and for Lady Gaga during a visit to Japan, as well as the costumes for EXILE and J Soul Brothers promotional video and tour.
Named a future talent in the "Best Dress-up" category by Nicola Formichetti in a special issue of US "V Magazine" special issue.
His fashion product designs that utilize the latest technology in collaboration with major US 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys Ltd., and the trends inspired by these, have attracted attention. Launched the Yuima Nakazato fashion label in 2009.
※Antwerp Six: Collective term for a group of 6 fashion designers who graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.