Born and raised in Okinawa Japan, Suguru’s luxurious, high quality scarves and clothing are inspired by edgy urban landscapes and gritty city scenes. His designs are infused with light Japanese iconography, then filtered through an urban lens using fine silks and other fabrics that are distinctly weathered, classic, hip, and polished.
Suguru was inspired by the Japanese art of silk printing known as “Nassen”. Nassen is a contemporary application of a Japanese rice paste resist dyeing technique that was used in the making colorful kimonos in the early 20th century. Suguru offers several designs that are hand-made in Kyoto using this time-honored technique.
Designers featured at Monday’s event included Katty Xiomara, Rinat Brodach, Mariana Valentina, Sofia Arana, Mimi Tran, and a collective of menswear brands including: pants by Alberto, knitwear by Codice, shirts by Haupt, and sports jackets by Carl Gross.
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