Through the years, the Japanese fashion industry has produced some of the most revered designers in the world. There are the bold, eccentric designers such as Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto who are known for their avant-garde tailoring. On the other end of the spectrum are the streetwear designers like Tomoaki Nagao who became popular for their edgy, practical designs. But beyond flamboyant haute couture and no-nonsense streetwear, Japan has so much more to offer. Ahead, the five Japanese designers who should also be on your radar.
As a fashion designer who believes in creating clothes that will outlast trends, Yuki Hashimoto designs clothing that consists of minimalistic pieces with a touch of rugged chic. At its core, most of his works are focused on combining functional versatility and unique stylish elements. With only just two collections under his belt, Hashimoto has already garnered fans from the world over. He's truly one to watch out for.