KAZU HUGGLER is one of a new generation of fashion designers making waves in the fashion and art scene today.
Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Swiss father, Kazu was raised in both Japan and Switzerland. After completing the International Baccalaureate in Zurich, she enrolled in Tokyo’s Keio University and graduated with a degree in Japanese History of Art and Aesthetics. Her label is heavily influenced by Japanese themes—kimono patterns, ancient printmaking, Japanese aesthetics, and traditional attitudes/philosophies of dressing. While most of Kazu’s inspiration comes from her strong Japanese background, her designs are geared for the global marketplace and made in Switzerland.
Kazu Huggler's pre-design stints include working in the marketing and sales department of Fabric Frontline Zurich where she was responsible for introducing Swiss products to the Japanese market.
Kazu Huggler is no stranger to textiles; in addition to her custom couture line, she creates original prints and designs high-end sterling silver bags and accessories.
Kazu resides in Zurich with her family and travels frequently to Tokyo where she is show casing her latest collections and collaborations.
Since March 2011, she has been actively involved in restoration projects in the north of Japan and has donated sewing machines to high schools hit by the disaster. Kazu has also committed to the long-term support of the citizens of Rikuzen Takata region in Iwate Prefecture.
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