Created in partnership with EPSON, this innovative collection showcases the potential of digital textile printing technology and new fabric production processes to revolutionise the fashion industry. Inspired by the theme of "Love and Peace," renowned fashion designer, YUIMA NAKAZATO, has created a collection that is both stunningly beautiful and environmentally responsible. The collection features an array of bold and intricate designs, made possible by Epson's advanced digital printing technology.
But what sets the YUIMA NAKAZATO collection apart is the use of Epson's dry fiber technology, which allows for the creation of new fabrics from disused garments. By sourcing material from used garments in Africa, Nakazato has shown his commitment to reducing waste and protecting the environment. The ML-13000 digital textile printer, which uses pigment ink rather than traditional dye-based inks, also significantly reduces water use. This means that not only is the YUIMA NAKAZATO collection beautifully designed, but it is also created in an eco-friendly way.
By using innovative technology, Nakazato has been able to push the boundaries of traditional fashion design while still adhering to his vision of creating clothes that are kind to the environment. The YUIMA NAKAZATO collection marks a pivotal moment for the fashion industry to shift towards a more sustainable future. Through this collaboration with Epson, Nakazato has demonstrated how technology can be used to create sustainable fashion that is both beautiful and environmentally responsible. The YUIMA NAKAZATO collection is a testament to the potential of digital textile printing and sustainable fabric production processes to revolutionise the fashion industry.
Although in its early stages, Epson believes its dry fibre technology combined with pigment ink digital printing could offer the fashion industry a much more sustainable future, significantly reducing water use while allowing designers the freedom to fully express their creativity.
Hitoshi Igarashi from Epson's Printing Solutions Division explains the importance of the technology
This collection is more than just a fashion statement – it is a call to action for the industry to adopt more sustainable practices. With the YUIMA NAKAZATO collection, Nakazato and Epson have shown that it is possible to create high-end fashion that is both stylish and environmentally responsible. We can't wait to see what's next for this innovative partnership.
About Yuima Nakazato
Yuima Nakazato was born into a family of artists, with a sculptor father and a jeweler mother. Growing up surrounded by modern art and various forms of expression, Nakazato developed a passion for fashion from an early age. Self-taught, he refined his skills before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp's Fashion Department. It was there that Nakazato's talent truly flourished, with his graduation collection earning multiple awards across Europe.
Since then, Nakazato has continued to push the boundaries of fashion design, regularly combining the newest in technology and craftsmanship in his creation processes. In 2016, he presented his first Paris Couture collection as an official guest designer selected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, establishing himself as a prominent force in the industry.
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Epson is a global technology leader that aims to enrich lives and create a better world through its philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation. The company is dedicated to solving societal issues through innovations in printing, manufacturing, lifestyle and more. Their goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate the use of exhaustible underground resources by 2050. With annual sales exceeding JPY 1 trillion, Epson is led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation.
Epson Australia offers a wide range of award-winning image capture and image output products for commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. Epson Australia is also a leading supplier of value-added POS (point-of-sale) solutions for the retail market. The company is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for home, office and education use. Established in 1983, Epson Australia is headquartered in Macquarie Park, NSW, and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.
For more information, visit www.epson.com.au.
Image credits: Yuima Nakazato
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