MAME KUROGOUCHI

BORN IN NAGANO, MAIKO KUROGOUCHI, THE CREATIVE MIND BEHING TOKYO’S MAME LABEL, CHALLENGES CLICHÉS.

Urban gardens, cobblestone floors, traditional kimonos, office stationery, meat netting the shining star of the archipelago’s new generation of open-minded and cross-disciplinary fashion desi- gners finds inspiration in everything. Her work is infused with both contemporary art and everyday beauty. Since 2010, the Bunka Fashion College graduate, who cut her teeth at Issey Miyake and is known for her unique blend of the avant-garde with the traditional, has had the wind in her sails. Unanimously praised, her designs for contemporary, globe-trotting, confident women were showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and at the Centre Pompidou-Metz.