Chisato Tsumori Bright, bold and eye-catching, but still somehow elegantly simple, the work of Chisato Tsumori is a swirl of clashing ideologies and contradictions that come together so harmoniously it’s almost impossible to articulate. Born in Saitama, just north of the centre of Tokyo, Chisato worked with Issey Miyake in 1977 before going on to create her own line in 1990. Most of Tsumori’s designs are hand drawn, and she lets her prints take centre stage. Mixing manga boldness with a relaxed bohemian aesthetic, she’s garnered quite a large following overseas, especially in the US. Today she lives in Paris, though she still draws inspiration from her home country.