Eley Kishimoto: boots

Eley Kishimoto: boots

Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto have come a long way from their textile design roots on which they cut their first creative teeth to the world of high fashion for which they are known worldwide today. Forging their partnership in the early 90’s the design team quickly gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their work being displayed on the catwalks of the world through work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen to name but a few. In the mid 90’s the partnership moved into the fashion world with the launch of their first womenswear collection; this proved to be such a success that the company has produced collections ever since. It is safe to say that is due in no small part to Eley Kishimoto’s influence that a resurgence in print has been evident on the international design scene. Although primarily reknowned for their fashion line the design team continues to work within textile design with work for the likes of Ratti, World Textiles and Sanei in their impressive portfolio. What with their unique take on design it is not surprising to see the team venture into other related fields such as interiors and architecture, not to mention car design with their involvement in the Volkswagen GTI sponsored launch of their menswear collection via entry in the Gumball 3000 rally. With so many string to their creative bow it is easy to see how they have gained their reputation as the patron saints of print.