A native of Tokyo, a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Misora Nakamori now resides in Paris, the base of her namesake label. Her creations and collections document her multicultural experiences as well as her personal journey.
Misora’s roots are intrinsically Japanese (poetry of craftsmanship versus technology), her creative freedom shaped by her formative years in London (the license to be eccentric), her commitment shaped by her time in Antwerp (acquainted with radical ideas and work ethic), her spirit indubitably Parisian (a slower more ingenious creation/life balance). Each layer in her personal story contributes to the foundation of her work.
Deference to tradition guides her towards revitalizing forgotten techniques. She joins forces with artisans to create individual and multifaceted handmade pieces that capture the delicacy in what is usually discarded; what is in the shadow. Embracing what is often considered “unnecessary” she finds inspiration and brings abandoned materials, factors, and thoughts into the spotlight. She questions the construct of beauty: what you see versus what you feel versus what you know.
We are aimed to search for personal identity. We understand nowadays the borders between cultures and races are blurred, so we concentrate on personal history and experimentation with mixed inspiration in the culture and artisanal techniques.
The journey of our creation is about discoveries. We demonstrate the beauty with what is to be got rid of, or what is in the shadow. We embrace everything even what is considered ‘unnecessary’ and we find inspiration in it. We aim to bring abandoned materials, factors, and thoughts into the spotlight. We go away from the traditional way of “how it should be” by providing our approach.
Versatility & sustainability
We consider the context of sustainability not only by the use of recyclable materials but the life of garments that could stay long in a wardrobe. Beyond the must, we embrace that the garments should be special to each person. We suggest the items to be transformable and versatile so the garments could perform in many ways.