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Yumi Katsura is one of Japan’s most renowned and prolific designers. A pioneer of Japanese fashion, she was instrumental in the contemporary revival of the kimono, introducing innovative fabrics and styles that lightened and refreshed the traditional ensemble for modern Japanese women. With more than half a century in the industry, the ‘Yumi Katsura Couture 50th Anniversary’ was celebrated in 2014.


Yumi is celebrated worldwide for her ability to combine the best of kimono traditions and Japanese ancient craftsmanship with the sophisticated dressmaking techniques and modern patterns of the West. Her magnificent bridal creations are considered unique and innovative masterpieces.



  • Triumph of Fashion Award

  • Japan Foreign Minister Award for Excellence

  • The Dalian Honorary Medal

  • First Asian couture member of Camera Nazionale Della Moda ltaliana

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