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Monday, 10th August 2009
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Designer makes a splash at Tokyo Fashion Week

A Scottish designer has spoken of her time at the recent Tokyo Fashion Week, where her new collection was "incredibly well received".

Iona Crawford, who this year made the short list for the Young Designer at the Scottish Fashion Awards, told Vogue that her new designs went down well in Japan.

She noted that the positive reaction from Japanese audiences has given her confidence ahead of her next big event - a catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week in October.

"I gathered a new stockist in Kobe who will stock my garments from spring of next year and discussion with a selection of other stockists from Tokyo and Hiroshima are progressing strongly," Ms Crawford told the magazine.

Her spring/summer 2010 collection was created in partnership with Japanese artist Yukako Sakakura.

The designer told the fashion magazine that working with the artist led her to explore interesting methods of working.

Yukako Sakakura studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien in Austria.

Written by Mark Smith.