I am so in love with Keiko Nishiyama’s English picturesque garden inspired collection from her MA graduate show. Her inspiration comes from English gardens, but forget cute and girly style – these are grown-up florals like you’ve never seen them before.
Keiko Nishiyama, born in Japan in 1984, studied BA Fashion and performance in Tokyo. after working for an assistant designer, Keiko graduated from the London College of Fashion, and closed the MA show at London Fashion Week in 2013. Her collection had the front row swooning, and bloggers like Susie Lau of Stylebubble and Disneyrollergirl begging for more. Her fabulous, utterly original prints of hybrid plants and botanicals are hand-drawn and added to beautifully ornate garments, then finished using Japanese printing and hand painting techniques. The idea of printing ‘hybrid imported plants’ in which new flowers were mixed to create an atmosphere of mystery. All the draft prints are hand-drawn creating the illusion of distance to rearrange and reposition the flowers. Flowers appear to grow over and into folds, layers, pleats and peplums, creating other-worldly yet gorgeously wearable collection. In her work, She blends traditional style with techniques like fine print and draping to add, in her own words, ‘another dimension to the appearance of clothes, both mentally and physically‘. I am so excited to see how this emerging designer continues to grow.
In this June 2014, she has created two be spoke prints exclusively for Fitflop. The prints are used across four iconic Fitflop styles to create an exclusive capsule collection that offers a mix of prettiness and comfort that we would love. The collection consists of three style :
Flower Power at full volume. Fitflop’s fun, fearless, futuristic SHUV clog is covered in Keiko’s bold botanical print, for the ultimate statement-making footwear. (solid patent upper with Rio Pink Keiko print cotton linin)
KEIKO BON™ GRAPE
A fresh, flower-strewn take on the classic-two bar, KEIKO BON SANDAL combines feminine-cool florals circling the ankle and a glossy patent front strap. With a beautifully curvy black strap, leather-wrapped midsole and designer buckles. Hip with jean shorts, darling with dresses, It’s the sandal to pretty up almost any summer outfit, and so comfy
KEIKO SKINNY™ PISTACHIO
Blooming lovely! the super-sveltetoe-thong with a grosgrain fabric upper in Keiko’s exquisite, English-garden inspired print.
Fine and flattering on summertime feet, embellished with beautiful designer buckles, and with our amazing ergonomic Microwobbleboard.
midsoles on the bottom.
Here I am wearing KEIKO SKINNY™ MARINE BLUE with Keiko’s signature print on the floor.
In love with her feminine yet vibrant style. +10 to Keiko !