Fashion

Fashion Designer – Yumi Katsura

The Quintessence of Japanism


Yumi Katsura was born in Tokyo, and immediately after graduating from the university went to Paris to study designing and couture techniques
at Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

She started her career as the first Japanese professional bridal fashion
designer in 1964, and in the following year conducted the bridal fashion show, which was also the first time in Japan.

She has held the fashion shows every year since then, and has been
a driving force and leader of Japan’s bridal industry Yumi Katsura was
born in Tokyo, and immediately after graduating from the university
went to Paris to study designing and couture techniques at Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

She started her career as the first Japanese professional bridal fashion
designer in 1964, and in the following year conducted the bridal fashion show, which was also the first time in Japan.
She has held the fashion shows every year since then, and has been a
driving force and leader of Japan’s bridal industry.

Katsura is called „Bridal Evangelist“ as she conveys dreams toward
wedding via her fashion shows not only in Japan but also 30 foreign
countries.
Thanks to such achievements she was given „Japanese Foreign Minister Award“ in 1993 and „Wedding Garment for The New Generation Award“ by the Chinese Authorities in 1996.


Since 2003 she switched her base ground from Rome to Paris and opened up the retail store in Cambon Paris.
She is still active in designing dresses on a worldwide basis .