(Fashion Designer / Artist / Educator)
Born 1980 in Tottori Prefecture. In 2005, Yamagata graduated from Central Saint Martins
(London, England) with a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear. He served as design assistant to John Galliano during his studies.
After returning to Japan, he started his own brand in 2007 called "writtenafterwards".
Yamagata was the first Japanese designer to be nominated for the LVMH prize in 2015.
In addition, he opened a space for fashion taught in a free and honest style called "coconogacco".