Haute Couture and Digital Print

News from Fujifilm and the Design world.

Fujifilm has extended its full cooperation for the production of dresses by YUIMA NAKAZATO, the first official Japanese guest designer to take part in the Paris Haute Couture Collection since Hanae Mori 12 years ago. FUJIFILM Inkjet Technology made a major contribution to the production of the outfits that shine with a bright yet mysterious aurora-like light.

The dresses were heavily featured in international fashion magazines, winning a favourable reception.

In 2009, Yuima Nakazato launched the brand YUIMA NAKAZATO, and has since then continued to show creations that make skilful use of “hologram” light effects. This most recent creation looks as if small countless coloured folded paper cranes have flocked together, responding to the surrounding light by emitting their own shimmering colors.

These creations are built from uniquely-shaped “cells (units)” and use special holographic material completed through six years of research together with a hologram manufacturer. Images are printed on the material using Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 20 wide-format UV inkjet printer, together with the company’s high-elongation Uvijet KV ink.

To create a single unit, an A5-sized piece of printed material is finely cut using a cutting plotter. Each individual unit is carefully folded into shape, just like origami. More than 1000 of these units, folded by approximately 100 staff, are combined and assembled to match the model's figure. In this way, without using a loom, fabric, or any stitching, a single YUIMA NAKAZATO dress is created.


Fujifilm will be showcasing a number of creative 'Digital applications' at our sister show : InPrint 15th-17th November 2017 - Messe Munich


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Hall A6, Stand 428 InPrint