YKK London Showroom - The First YKK Showroom in the WorldLearn More
YKK was founded in 1934 by Tadao Yoshida in Japan and has since grown into a global manufacturing company.
Since opening in 2015 the YKK London Showroom, located in the heart of Shoreditch, has become a crucial source of inspiration for the future of the UK fashion industry. Visitors to 154 Commercial Street are able to speak to world leading fashion experts for advice, guidance and inspiration for fastening solutions, often resulting in bespoke hand crafted products being created at the Showroom suited to individual requirements. The showroom encourages and enables designers to dream big and achieve their ambitions through a core understanding of the different elements required in the design process.
Creating the YKK London Showroom
The YKK London Showroom, which was inspired by YKK's industrial background, brings its manufacturing expertise to the heart of Shoreditch. The space combines Japanese precision with British fashion. Featuring fashion designers Kei Kagami & Martina Spetlova.
YKK London Showroom x Graduate Fashion Foundation
YKK has always been a dedicated supporter of emerging design talent, not only through its workshops for students and exhibition displays at its London Showroom but also historically supporting students and graduates through various projects, and in recent years as a sponsor and partner of Graduate Fashion Week. YKK is the sponsor for the YKK Accessories award for the 5th year in a row now, looking for students that show creativity and originality in their designs, have used YKK products to create their work and push the boundaries creating potential to be the next in fashion industry. Students who have a modern directional approach to the accessories arena, whether that is with millinery, shoes, bags, belts or jewellery.
For the last four years, the winners of the YKK accessories award have been Megan Evans from University of south Wales (2017), Essi Pekhuri from Nottingham Trent University (2018), Dimitri Gabellier from De Montfort (2019) and last year’s winner Ella Hall from University of Brighton.
Visitors can see first-hand the extensive YKK product range at the Showroom: comprising of zippers, snaps and buttons, fabric tapes, plastic products, and other fasteners ideal for use across fashion design, helping to turn creative visions into a reality.
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