※COLLAGE ： 独自の世界を平面、立体で表現すること
■ Concept ■
“Always charming, always attractive”,
“Always cherish your-‘classy’-self”,
“search for the ‘new you’ “
Those are the energy source for a big smile.The riff, always changing moment to moment, leads into your true identity at the end, with maturity, as a beautiful collage.
At times, it is alright to take centre stage, with your chin up, with an air of audacity.
We wish each item be the accent of your daily mood, and bring smiles and joy to you and people around.
■ About ■
Kaoru Nakayama :
Born in Germany, grew up in the United States. Moved to Australia after graduating Tama Art University. With her original, unique sensibility she got through lives abroad and experience as an accessory designer in an apparel company, KAORUCOLLAGE started the brand in 2009, with the concept of “sparkly happy collage of the item and the one who wears it.” She happily creates items that make people happy to wear.
Graduated Tama Art University, Department of Environmental Design. Learned Interior design and environmental design.
“Searching for the blue sky and sea”, moved to Sydney, Australia. Worked at Haron & Robson as a graphic designer. Enjoying Sydney’s international and laid-back free atmosphere, and meeting people enjoying fashion regardless of age, she then became strongly interested in fashion, art, and graphic design. The interaction with fashion brands such as “Alannah Hill” and “Akira” had strong influence on her interests as well.
Back to Japan. The encounter with one ring, and fascinated by the sensibility of Mr. Takanao Muramatsu, she started to work in H. P. France. S.A. Worked as a shop manager for a limited time shop “3rd”, in charge of shop display and projects.
Her urge for creating and with the encounter with creative MD buyers let her moved to PAL. Co, Ltd. Worked as a designer for the company’s brands, “GALLARDAGALANTE”, “BEARDSLEY GALLARDAGALANTE”, as well as her own brand, “keotic.”
Wanting to create the items which bring out joyful collage to those who wear them, she started her new brand, “KAORUCOLLAGE”, of the products with adorable, functional design and classy colourful features.