#DESIGNERBIO Upcycling & Christopher Nemeth

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Born in Birmingham, Nemeth graduated in 1982 from the Camberwell School of Arts in London, in the studies of painting. In his works we can appreciate the use of upcycled materials in a collage style where second-hand clothes were his canvas.

Christopher started creating his own clothing line because he couldn’t find the stuff he wanted to wear on the market. Later he started selling them in Kesington market where he met photographer Mark Lebon with whom he began to collaborate and also helped him connect with the world of fashion.

Nemeth moved his brand to Tokyo after, so he could be with his partner Keiko. He really created a movement here, specially in the famous Harajuku neighborhood.

His deconstructed garments and his way of repurposing them by sewing, created an aesthetic of its own that generated a large fan base in Japan and also among famous designers, such as Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo or Kim Jones. This last one created a collection for Louis Vuitton inspired by the late designer.

Written by Adrián Lorca