×
209
Fashion Jobs
PAUL SMITH
Junior Art Director - Japan
Permanent · TOKYO
360 TALENT LONDON
Senior Sales Executive
Permanent · LONDON
PAUL SMITH
Franchise Regional Executive
Permanent · LONDON
CONFIDENTIAL
Kidswear Area Manager - UK Market
Permanent · LONDON
BURBERRY
Retail Training Manager Emeia
Permanent · LONDON
CALZEDONIA GROUP
Key Holder
Permanent · LONDON
DR MARTENS - AIRWAIR INTERNATIONAL
Footwear Purchasing And Planning Aid
Permanent · WOLLASTON
HOMEGOODS
Loss Prevention Detective
Permanent · Edina
THE KOOPLES
Part - Time Sales Assistant 30 Hours - Bath
Permanent · BATH
JU-NNA
Studio Intern
Internship · LONDON
SANDRO UK
Sales Assistant - 12 Hours m/f
Temp/seasonal · LONDON
ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
Sales Assistant
Permanent · LONDON
THE SIMPLE FOLK
Graphic Designer And Image Retoucher
Freelance ·
MOON
Retail Manager - York Flagship Store
Permanent · YORK
RELY RECRUITMENT
Luxury Menswear Concession Sales Manager
Permanent · LONDON
CLAUDIE PIERLOT UK
Sales Assistant - 16h - Temporary - Birmingham - UK Nord m/f
Fixed-term · BIRMINGHAM
CLAUDIE PIERLOT UK
Sales Assistant - 16h - Permanent - Birmingham - UK Nord m/f
Permanent · BIRMINGHAM
HEIDI KLEIN
Wholesale Assistant
Internship · LONDON
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LTD
E-Commerce Customer Service (Maternity Cover)
Fixed-term · LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON
FRENCH CONNECTION
Womenswear Woven Design Internship
Internship · LONDON
SANDRO UK
Sales Assistant - 24 Hours - Ashford Store m/f
Permanent · JERSEY CITY
LE COLONEL MOUTARDE
Sales Assistant
Internship · LONDON
Advertisements
By
AFP
Published
Feb 15, 2016
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Japanese designer, in New York, inspired by France

By
AFP
Published
Feb 15, 2016

Japanese designer Yukari Suda is so inspired by Pas-de-Calais that when she founded her fashion house 18 years ago, she named it after the northern French region on the English Channel.

It is perhaps unusual for a Japanese designer who speaks only Japanese to be so drawn to that particular corner of France, which is most famous abroad today for its worsening migrant crisis.

Designer Yukari Suda - Pas de Calais


Inspired by the famous "Dentelle de Calais" lace, the landscape, cliffs and light of the area, Suda has found success in Japan. In 2013, she opened a store in New York, then another last year in Paris.

This week, she unveiled her fall/winter 2016 collection in a former workshop in New York's Soho -- called "decay" and adhering to the spirit of the label with soft palettes in beige, brown and grey.

"There is a relationship," Suda told AFP about Pas-de-Calais.

"My clothes are not bright colors, it's always grey. It's very similar to the colors of the ocean in Pas-de-Calais," she said through a translator.

During a visit to the area in 2014, Suda went to renowned lace makers, Cosetex and Noyon. Although she did not use Calais lace in her latest collection, she has in the past and would love to do so again.

Suda has been head womenswear designer since 1998. She balances Japanese simplicity with French elegance, fashioning cotton, linen and silk into a collection of effortless and wearable pieces.

In her latest collection, prints on dresses were made to look like a decaying wall. She said she was drawn to explore the decline in manufacturing, in Japan as elsewhere.

Her style is timeless so that a woman buying from her collection 20 years ago could pair items from the latest collection.

"I want to make real clothes," she told AFP.

Copyright © 2021 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.