Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Jersey Dress.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Jersey Dress.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
Double Breast Jacket.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
Double Breast Jacket.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
Sketches of Natsumi Zama’s 2→3 collection.

 

Japan-born London-based young womenswear designer Natsumi Zama holds a BA Honours in Fashion Design and Technology from London College of Fashion. Since graduating in 2009 Zama has launched her own fashion label while working as a freelancer machinist. Her most recent collection entitled “2→3” (two to three) is a series of garments that explore how material can be transformed from it’s two dimensional form to a three dimensional object. Each garment, when laid flat, looks as though it is mounted on a large expanse of square fabric, but when worn on the body this backdrop transforms into sweeping folds that dress the figure in pleats and fluted shapes. GENIUSSSS!!!

 

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
Gray Peg-top Trousers.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
Gray Peg-top Trousers.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Oversized Shirt.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Oversized Shirt.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Two-piece Dress.

Natsumi Zama's 2 to 3 Collection | Yellowtrace
White Two-piece Dress.

 

“Through clothing design, I explore how the garment interacts with the body with a fresh approach, featuring a more simple and sophisticated style”, explains the designer. The draping fabric of her collection looks both angelic and elegant, in some ways recalleing the traditional Japanese Kimono. So simple yet simply extraordinary. I never realised how badly I wanted a blazer-cape or full-skirt pants until now!

 


[Images courtesy of Natsumi Zama. Photography by Yuji Shimazaki.]

 

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2 Responses

  1. Josh

    Great fashion/concept.

    Strange to have a model looking like she’s about to end it all in every shot… not exactly the most enticing art direction!

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  2. Teresa

    She looks like Kristen Stewart, so…yeah you are not far off. I think it is the look they wanted. That said I love this collection!

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