About the Designer:
Shinya Yamaguchi was born in 1985 in Yokohama Japan. He attended Tokyo Media Academy fashion school and was apart of the graduation production collection “Suit Revolution” where he won three prizes. He later started “Shinya Yamaguchi” while working as a designer of leather goods and a stylist. His heart was set on “A great revolution of men’s fashion”, and he released men’s high-heeled sneakers called Long Tall “Sally”.
Various media outlets started to cover “Sally” and he quickly became a famous new generation creator of Tokyo. In the 2010AW and 2011SS collection he released footwear collaboration “RYNSHU” and then went on to participate in the Paris Men’s collection for the first time. The footwear has become synonymous with Shinya Yamaguchi.
In 2012, he started “Street Couture” as a brand concept and completed a full collection including ready to wear and accessories for the 2012AW season. Since then he has played an important part of the Tokyo fashion scene and consistently delivers innovative collections twice a year.
He made his debut and participated as a designer in the Vancouver Fashion Week 2015SS season.