koko kasugai
Print designer
koko kasugai
Print designer
Paris, France
Année de création
À propos

Growing up in a highly cultural environment, Japan gave me a passion for design and aesthetic matters as well as a concern for hard work and commitment with my professional duties. I inherited a special sensibility from my mother (Luxury brands select shop owner) and my father (Hair Stylist). Imagina


tion and creativity, ability for abstraction and constructing ideas are part of myself and my professional career through all my life.
I am a quick learner, good listener and assertive character. I can adapt to multicultural working environments and enhance them with my understanding and disposition.
I work as a Print Designer for SONIA RYKIEL since 2010.
I graduated in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where I specialised in the technique of Print and Fashion Design.
After 2 years in main line SONIA RYKIEL co-responsible of the Print Section, I am now in SONYA BY (second line) in charge of the whole Print Section myself. I do print, intarsia and T-shirts /Jersey. I am, on a daily basis, supervising the factories around the world, making corrections and giving method headlines. In my position I manage Fabric Creation techniques and other ones such as Printing, Finishing, Needle Punch, Felting, Traditional Printing, Japanese Print: Kimono, Deep Dye, Wax Print, Digital Print, Jacquard… I do show pieces from Pre-collection to Defilé.

 I did study Fashion, Art Textile and Textile Science for 7 years (both in Central Saint Martins and Joshibi Art University in Tokyo) and I have more than 7 years work experience (Sonia Rykiel, Acos Textile Company -a Tokyo textile supplier-). I did as well 4 internships: Galiano (4 months: Embroidery and Print), Dior (3 months: Embellishment and Draping), DVF (3 months: Sample making) and McQueen (1 month: Print).

En savoir plus
Print Designer
Sonia Rykiel jan.. 1, 2011 - Présent

2010 Nov – Present: Sonia Rykiel and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Paris Status: Executive, Print Designer

Afficher l'expérience
Fashion Print(BA)
Central Saint Martins sept.. 1, 2006 - juin. 1, 2010

Fashion Print (First-Class Honour). Studying print design, fashion design, pattern cutting, print technique and textile development.

Christian Dior, Paris avr.. 1, 2009 - juin. 1, 2009

Haute Couture Team member: Experimenting with embroidery, research for volume and draping details. Working in the Haute Couture Pre Collection to Defile.
Report to the Senior Designer

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Diane Von Furstenberg, New York jan.. 1, 2009 - mar.. 1, 2009

Textile assistant, focusing on Embarashement. Report to Textile Creative Director (main director for Textile)

John Galliano, Paris sept.. 1, 2008 - déc.. 1, 2008

Print Designer, work from Pre Collection to Defile. Report to both Head Designer and Collection Directorr

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Alexander McQueen, London avr.. 1, 2007 - avr.. 1, 2007

Print Design Assistant. Report to Print Designer

Textile Designer
Maison de Acos Ltd Tokyo jan.. 1, 2001 - avr.. 1, 2004

Work with several fashion companies to design and develop prints and woven fabrics.

Afficher l'expérience
Pattern cutting
Wayo Gakuen college avr.. 1, 2000 - mar.. 1, 2001

Studying sewing and pattern cutting

Fashion and Textile
Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo avr.. 1, 1997 - mar.. 1, 2000

Studying Fashion and Textile. Specialised in screen-printing, hand printing and traditional Japanese printing, woven and print pattern.



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