Yukiko Harada (1967, Japan)Designer & Producer
Yukiko’s father was an oil painter and her mother was a seamstress
On her trips to Europe she was influenced by traditional handicrafts and fashion materials. Her journeys allowed her recognize the richness of Japanese culture. She learned the Japanese tea ceremony, flower arranging, clothing & accessory making.
The beauty of Japanese nature greatly influenced her, such as pearls cultivated in the inland Sea of Japan, or the coral that grows in the Pacific Ocean.
She collaborates with the pianist Fuzjko Hemming since 2012 and was commissioned to do costume restoration for Kabuki theatre by UNESCO in Japan.
For several years, she has been using traditional Japanese textiles such as indigo dyed fabric, hand-spun silk kimono fabric and embossed silk fabric in Kyoto, which is popular in Japan and abroad.
Matsuyoi is custom artisanal jewelry & accessories for the luxury market.
At present, Matsuyoi holds private showings and exhibitions for clients and luxury boutiques, as well as continuing to collaborate with fashion designers and the theatre, mixing classic Japanese and western styles.