Mikage Shin is an aspiring NY based designer from Japan. She joined NYFW 2018, 2019, and one of her shows was also featured by NY1 Spectrum News in 2018.
Mikage was born in Japan and brought up in Japan. Her mother was Korean and father was Japanese. Since her dual background, Mikage began to think about― what was the importance of NATIONALITY, what was IDENTITY?
Mikage has been highly focusing on proposing good fashion for all individuals to live better as more themselves without unreasonable stereotype. She proposed architectural designs with deep social concepts with cultural mix.
ABOUT THE BRAND
MIKAGE SHIN was founded in New York in 2017. From her background, Mikage dedicates to create new genderless and ageless brands for empowering today’s intelligent self-made woman and all individuals, who lives in such a difficult time without any unreasonable limitation and stereotype. All countries’ art and architect history and 21st century’s social issues highly inspire Mikage’s avant-garde designs, because Mikage thinks fashion should be the presentation of not only outside but also inside. Since Mikage firmly believes that fashion can promote self-confidence and change their life greatly, Mikage is creating best clothes today.
INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASON’S COLLECTION
This season is MIKAGE SHIN’s first debut collection as a business after her graduation from Parsons School of Design. It is composed by her best archives and several best collections from 2017 to 2019.
For instance, one main collection is SKIN AND WARMTH.
This aesthetic philosophy was suggested by Gio Ponti, an Italian great architect and furniture designer. Even though architectures are obviously inorganic things, he always attempted to make elaborate decoration on their surface as if they were living, and he also made structural uniqueness on them. It means “Skin & Warmth”. Through MORE PLAYFUL DESIGNS WITH PASSION AND PULSE, He gave birth to them.
The designer, Mikage Shin, was so inspired by this aesthetic. She interpreted his aesthetic philosophy into her clothes, and she examined interesting designs by two approaches: surface aesthetics and structural interesting. Mikage used neutral colors as “skin” , and developed multi layers for making structure to recall emotion, “warmth”. Through this collection, Mikage wanted to suggest the true beauty for humans. Mikage challenged drawing both Visible Beauty and Invisible Beauty, Tangible and Intangible Beauty. Mikage believes that true beautiful fashion can work on not only the surface, but also reflect a human’s inside, intelligence and attitude gracefully.
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