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CULTURED - A Common Thread

Last month’s couture fashion shows saw wearable art making its way down the runway, a subject designer Maki Yamamoto is well versed in. After completing a degree in fashion design, Yamamoto took her designs off of the mannequins and into interiors with the launch of her namesake label. Now, the designer counts Peter Marino, Chanel and Dior as fans of her couture sewing techniques, which she employs to create one-of-a-kind fabrics and installations. Here, we talk with Yamamoto about innovation, the challenges of materiality and her own personal legacy of design...

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Interior Design | The Bespokesperson

Maki Yamamoto: custom textile design

Exquisite home furnishings that marry contemporary design and traditional textiles

Christina Ohly Evans Couture techniques and exquisite fabrics set the work of textile designer Maki Yamamoto in a league of its own. Her collaborations have included those with top fashion houses (such as Dior), interior decorators and noted architects (such as Peter Marino on fabric finishes for Chanel stores across the globe). But the New York-based designer also creates bespoke commissions for private clients – from hand-stitched wall panels and hangings to sumptuous curtains (from $5,000) in heavy lined silk organza and exquisite pleated valances (from $3,000) – each unique but united by its playful and sophisticated spirit...

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