Eley Kishimoto are London based fashion designers and husband and wife team, Eley is Welsh and Kishimoto is Japanese. Their first collection was Rainwear For Winter 1996, by now they are not only a strong and very identifiable design house (their prints are probably what they are most famous for) but have a huge list of exhibitions, collaborations and art directions under their belt. If you read their CV (resume) you will see how diverse and adaptable their design talents are and how their fantastic prints lend themselves to so many different disciplines. As well as producing two fashion shows a year they have designed wallpaper, glassware, furniture, worked with the automotive industry, with architects, designed accessories, designed patterns to cover computers and phones and all kinds of packaging. They have also produced prints for a bunch of other fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander.
For me, their prints really come alive when incorporated into their fashion. The garments shapes and styling are always fun and perfectly designed to show off their joyous graphic designs. And I also love how different they are to everything else out there in the fashion world, ignoring trends and following their own unique path.
Their prints make me feel happy. How about you?