Yumi Katsura presents her new collection "The Awakening of Nature" inspired by Japanese artists Kiitsu Suzuki and Sotatsu Tawaraya.
After making a grand entrance in the world of Parisian Couture, Yumi Katsura breathes new life for this fall - winter 2017-18. This collection is intriguing, arouses curiosity and more than ever anchors itself in the City of Light.
This colourful and vibrant collection celebrates fauna and flora in the masterpieces of the two japanese artists. All parts and materials are hand accomplished in the pure japanese tradition, thus securing the permanence of ancestral mastery.
The all over prints inspired by japanese nature, wild life and flowers are surprising, full of life, expressing nature's awakening at its fullest. Evening dresses and gowns are "tayloring a magical tale" and transforming into living tableaux.
Her passion for genuineness, authenticity and tradition drives the designer to build a bridge between East and West. She selects pieces from a parisian wardrobe to highlight them onto a scene from a japanese realm, or is it the other way round.
Yumi Katsura's women are chic and elegant, icons of contemporary creation in symbiosis with surrounding nature.
It's the journey that Yumi Katsura offers you in the heart of Paris for this Fall Winter 2017-18, emphasizing japanese arts and crafts. Love of tradition and modernism will merge without compromises.
As a pioneer of bridal fashion in Japan, Yumi Katsura has been always in the forefront of the wedding fashion industry for over 50 years. We realize dreams of the beautiful wedding scenes and 700,000 brides have worn Yumi Katsura wedding dress.
Hence Yumi Katsura is known as "Missionary of Bridal." We held bridal fashion shows in more than 20 cities in the world. In 2015 Grand Collection Shows in Tokyo and Osaka were successfully held to commemorate the 50th anniversary.