YOJIRO KAKE is a fashion designer label based in Florence, Italy.
Established by Yojiro Kake since 2013, the studio is based in Florence Italy after he graduated from POLIMODA. The brand is consist of the designer/pattern-maker Yojiro Kake from Japan, the atelier Chisato Tabashi from Japan, direction by Oka HuiYun Lin from Taiwan, and current intern Ryota Sakai from Japan.
For the passion of western menswear, Yojiro applies the tailoring techniques into all the collections, on the other hand he loves rich volume and detailed decoration seeking for visual impact. Mixing with fresh ideas the garments are full of surprises. Just like children’s dreams – romantic innocence and ephemeral anxiety, the mood of YOJIRO KAKE illustrates a story to express those wordless contexts.
YOJIRO KAKE is now available to shop at boutiques in Florence – Fly Fashion Loves you by FUA, Bjork Florence and La Gare 24, or online multi-brands shopping platforms at NotJustALabel.com, Akoon and Pinkoi.
After finishing high school Yojiro went onto study at UEDA YASUKO School of Fashion in Osaka Japan. For 3 years he pursued the technical skills required in both womenswear and menswear fields, After graduating Yojiro worked within a company as pattern-maker and designer. While he still cherished his work he understood that in this area of manufacturing, the only objective was at making a profit.
He soon realised a need to return to study fashion outside of Japan in order to re-discover and establish his own ideas, beliefs and creativity. He left the company and made the life changing decision to study at POLIMODA International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing in Florence Italy, where the studio is now based.