ABOUT

Nationality: Japanese
Date of Birth: 19/03/1976

From 2000 to 2002, Japanese-born Mikio Sakabe studied at the Ecole de Mode Internationale (ESMOD) in Paris. Sakabe continued his studies in fashion design at the Antwerp Academy, finishing in 2006. That same year, he won the Fashion Special Prize at ITS#FIVE in Trieste, Italy. Sakabe first presented his own collection at the 2007 Paris Fashion Week.
His garments are clearly inspired by subcultures. Mixing both Oriental and Western cultures, Mikio Sakabe's collections infuse a Japanese style with modern European techniques.


AWARDS
Vlaamse Gemeenschap Award 2006: an award of the Flemish Governement from the Flemish Minister for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade to encourage creativity.
Special Jury Prize 2006 at the ITS#5, fashion competition in Trieste, Italy.


EDUCATION
2002-2006: Fashion Department, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
2000-2002: ESMOD, Paris.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
6/11/2007 - Selection and fashion show for Mango Fashion Award 2007.
5/11/2007 - Participation to Noovo Fashion Festival, Santiago de Compostela.
29/08/2007 to 05/08/2007 - Participation to 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo.
18/02/2007 - Participation LancĂ´me Fashion Show, Brussels
26/10/2006 - Participation Weekend Knack Fashion Festival, Brussels
14/07/2006 - Participation ITS#5, Trieste

ASIA
Hiroshima


Hokkaido

Kagawa

Miyagi

Shizuoka

Hyogo

HONGKONG

CHINA


EUROPE

BELGIUM - Antwerp

ITALY