Have you heard of Shingo Sato?

Neither did I, until today ^_^

He is a fashion designer/pattern maker famous for his Transformational Reconstruction (TR) approach to pattern design. He has unusual design process in which he designs directly on the form. He adds fullness, decorative details, seaming and the best fit, all as he works directly on his figures. This process he uses was learned when he began his design career with Azzedine Alaia in Paris.










The example above is just the beginning. He was at our University today and he showed us various forms he had finished; believe me when I say I was gutted to have gotten late to his presentation due to the fact that i had gone to the wrong room first. And I was again gutted when I got there and the front spaces were taken.

And guess what? I couldn’t take any photos in my position. There was so much as well 😦 But hey, he’s got some videos up at Youtube and here are the one I’ve checked out below:

Shingo Sato is from Sapporo city in Japan. He went to Bunka Fashion College in Hokkaido.

Worked as a technical assistant from year 1982 – 1986 in Azzedine alaia in Paris.

In Trussardi in Milano, Mr Sato worked as a pattern maker from year 1986 – 1990.

Now, he has his own studio in Milan πŸ™‚

So… yeah, just had to share this cause he is awesome!