mintdesigns

Tokyo・RTW/Women's

The brand name " mintdesigns " represents " mint ": freshness of the aromatic plant, and also " new "or" scarcity value ", as in " mint condition "mintdesigns conceives of clothing as a form of timeless product design that is not limited to thecategory of fashion. It is an item to enrich people's daily lives and sight.

One of mintdesigns'catchword is " happy mistake ", which means to take an unexpected outcomes positively. Sometimes the " failures "are more thrilling than what we originally envisioned. There are limits to how far our imaginations can fly.

Hokuto Katsui
Hokuto Katsui was born in 1973. After studying at Parsons School of Design in New York, he moved to London and graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Nao Yagi
Nao Yagi was born in 1973. After studying art criticism at Doshisha Univerisity, she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

Katsui and Yagi returned to Japan after their graduation and launched mintdesigns in 2001. The team has participated in such events as the 2003 Spring and Summer Tokyo Collection and 2008 Spring and Summer Sao Paolo Collection.