Beyond East & West: A Look Into Yumi Katsura’s Japan-Inspired Dresses

From Mt. Fuji to koinobori-inspired dresses, these haute couture styles will take your breath away.

February 20, 2018, was a big day for Japanese fashion designer Yumi Katsura and her fans across the globe, but it was also a milestone for the fashion industry as a whole. Held for the very first time in the history of Japan, the designer unveiled her latest collection of dresses, bridal wear and kimonos in an exclusive fashion show at the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace. For Katsura, it had been a four-decade-long dream to have a fashion show at the venue — a culturally significant former palace, today designated as a national treasure. For us viewers, it was a breath of fresh air and an ultimate candy for the eye, a spectacular show unveiling the most impressive wear we’ve seen in awhile.

A Mix of East and West

Titled, “Beyond East &



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