-Materials manager at CÉLINE

I have purchased textiles which used cotton or matte polyester, and denim, velvet, and corduroy. Japanese textiles strike me as intelligent, and I feel they have been made with an attention to detail. I was looking for an innovative material this time around, and ordered samples of Toray Industries Inc.’s thin nylon, designed to be used for outerwear.

“The finishing processes are interesting”

-Fabric buyer and developer, Menswear department of Lanvin

Looking at Japanese textiles, I feel the difference in culture between Japan and the West. Compared to somewhere like Italy, many of the products’ finishing processes are interesting. The compact wool textile is particularly excellent. This time, I came looking for fabrics made with natural fibres, and jersey fabrics. It is helpful that a lot of companies have a stock facility.


“There are many textiles available here that aren’t available elsewhere.”

-Owner and designer of NUBU

NUBU’s collection is contemporary and conceptual, so we are continuing to use Japanese textiles. There are many textiles available here that aren’t available elsewhere, such as paper-like materials. I came here again this season looking for a new techno-material.

“Japanese firms keep their deadlines, and have stock facility.”

-Menswear Designer, The Gigi

We are continuing to purchase Japanese textiles. We started using them for shirts and sweatshirts, then trousers, and we have gradually widened their application so that in the spring/summer 2017 line Japanese textiles were used for jackets. Costs such as customs duties, transportation costs and insurance, and having a width can be problematic, but Japanese firms keep their deadlines, and we like the fact that we can buy quickly from their stock.