Designer of the week: Toga Archives


About the designer:
Yasuko Furuta created the brand Toga in 1997. Toga originates from the Greek word meaning “draped clothes”. Graduate of Esmod Paris, Yasuko Furuta is a self-taught designer, who made a name for herself in Japan, where she worked as a freelance costume maker.
Her first collection, presented in a showroom in 1997, caught the attention of many buyers and journalists. She held her first fashion show in 2001 during the Tokyo Fashion Week for the Autumn-Winter Collections 01-02. Distinguished by its exclusive fabrics research and experimental volumes, the Toga silhouette is urban, deconstructed and avant-garde.
In 2003, Toga was awarded the Mainichi Fashion Awards for its Autumn-Winter 03-04 collection. In 2004, TOGA opened its first boutique in the Ebisu district of Tokyo.
Did anybody else used to pretend you were a Greek or roman when you were a kid ,taking the bed sheets and wrapping them around you like a toga? I know I did, And it was fuuuuunnnn:)
Well toga archives although its meaning directly describes the garment that the ancient Greeks and Romans used to so fashionably sport back in their day, Yasuko’s garments are nothing short of elegant style.
Her style caught my eye because the fabrics , the design,and love that she puts into her garments are both unique and diverse. Yasuko gets 5stars from me because I am impressed with this women’s designs.
xoxo Sole Shoe Boutique

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