Takahiro MATSUSHITA started his own private label "BRAQUE" with a womenswear collection born Fall - Winter 2001. His first Menswear collection was launched Spring - Summer 2002 unifying the labels under the current name "M's BRAQUE".
With his atelier located in Paris-France, Matsushita’s creation, is focusing on the traditional techniques (both oriental and occidental) that the modern society has forgotten”, and tells us “what is truly good, and that truly comfortable things do exist”.
The dead stock materials with historical feeling he found walking around European countries are brought to life again with the back silhouettes adhered, a sense of aesthetic and sexiness.
Classic for Modern figure
Not just design, art of the pattern. Takahiro MATSUSHITA's design for "M's Braque" is made to achieve grace with comfort. From his past career as a patterner for various brands, both mens and womens, he does not just draw the design, but he drafts the pattern with caring details and chooses the materials best suitable for the designs. That means, his works are all combined to produce graceful figure without equal...
Head of Design and Planning at ALPHA CUBIC for 14 years (womenswear).
* Alpha cubic is a legendary Japanese fashion company from the 70s- 80s era. Alpha Cubic did the licence business with Yves Saint Laurent women in Japanese market, and also, they imported Yves Saint Laurent to Japan.
In 1989, He was appointed by men's brand COHIBA, as a chief designer. COHIBA has London's Savile Row tailoring and full collection of ready to wear, accessories and some vintage pieces. During this period, Takasu Mando also did costume design for theatre, movies and TV series.
* COHIBA was famous British taste brand which had been loved by lots of fashion conscious people and celebrities.
In 1997, he started his own brand MANDO with womenswear collection.
In 2003, he started his menswear collection.
Concept: Timeless, genderless and classic feeling, yet updated in a modern way. Influenced by 70s Yves Saint Laurent and tailoring of Savile Row, his collection express modern casual wear based on quality fabrics and tailoring techniques.
18 Years of High End Fashion Industry experience with companies such as Paul Smith, Yves Saint Laurent Couture, Y3, Juicy Couture...
Started "Angels (with Beards Of Stars) Satori" January 2009.
Connections worldwide for international development.
Specialized on Europe and Japan luxury brands marketing.
Representing Michael Tapia, M's Braque, 2K by Gingham, Flouzen Cashmere.
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