Misora Nakamori


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.   

Her rich experiences in different workshops with various materials and the application of ever-updated techniques are her strongest communication tools and form the impressive image of her world, meanwhile, her sophisticated cuttings demonstrate her one-and-only creation. Her bold yet luxury design embrace fashion and other fields. She is Britain’s Top Designer Award 2019, runner-up.

The deference to traditions guides her towards revitalising 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. Her creations can’t be explained only by the technical features. The series of her work document her multicultural experiences as well as questioning to the issues raised up by her everyday life. 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.  

Her creation is not only appreciated by her high-end craftwork but also her conceptual yet philosophical thoughts behind. She has a wider vision than just as a fashion designer. Her aim is always set beyond a piece of clothings.