Fashion designer, Tokyo
Tominaga Wataru is a fashion designer and artist currently based in Tokyo and has lived in Helsinki, Paris and London. In 2015, upon graduation from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, he became the recipient of the prestigious Grand Jury Prize Première Vision at the 31st edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Tominaga’s characteristic works involve the application of vinyl over twisted and pleated fabrics printed with maximalist designs, which unfolds on the body into surfaces crackling with vibrant colours. Through contrastive textures and prints, Tominaga confounds the binarisms of everyday social constructs; and through the fluid geometries of his unisex outfits, Tominaga merges silhouettes that are traditional with contemporary, familiar with foreign.