Sawa Takai’s design is heavily influenced by menswear, stemming from her work experience with Engineered Garments in New York and guiliano-Fujiwara in Milan.
Bio: Takai was born in Gifu, Japan in 1987. At the age of 15, she moved to the United States to attend international boarding schools. For university, she was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to pursue design. While at FIT, Takai participated in the Fashion Fashion Show – the annual competition between FIT and Parson design students – where she wont the Best Designer Award. She then took a year to study abroad at the Politecnico di Milano before returning to New York to graduate in 2010.
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