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Minus Sun is a London based fashion and art label by the girl who hates the sun, Yuka Maeda. The collections revolve around a story with a dark narrative, which is naive, erotic, and sensuous featuring the girl of my dreams. All the patient handiwork is a reflection of the feelings I have for her. The clothing are made for each of the 10 characters from the story book to suit their individual personalities. The pieces are not only handmade but crafted with the greatest care and attention to the tiniest details. The use of cotton and linen fabrics represents innocence within the nostalgic silhouettes with sensuous stitched details and trimmings. Fetishistic accessories complete the ambiguous look of "the girl". Her innocence is her seduction. The items may not call for attention without a close look but they are made to be eyed and touched. Making things gives me the pleasure of visualising my dream girl and dressing her as I want. I invite you into my fantasy. I will dress you and undress you.

Record

Events

18-20/03/16
Contemporary Textiles Fair (Landmark Arts Centre)
03-04/12/15
Selvedge Artisan Fair (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
16/05/15
Selvedge Spring Fair in Stroud (Subscription Rooms)
25/04/15
Selvedge Spring Fair in London (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
28/03/15
Selvedge Spring Fair in Bath (American Museum)
06-08/03/15
Contemporary Textiles Fair (Landmark Arts Centre)
31/10-02/11/14
Selvedge Winter Fair (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
04-05/04/14
Selvedge Spring Fair (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
29-30/11/13
Selvedge Winter Fair (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
23-24/03/13
The Startup Showcase (Somerset House)
10/11/12
Selvedge Winter Fair (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
31/03/12
Selvedge Spring Fair (St. Augustine’s Church)
10/12/11
Selvedge Christmas Fair (St. Augustine’s Church)
27/11/11
Bust Christmas Craftacular (York Hall)
28-30/10/11
Handmade in Britain Chelsea (Chelsea Old Town Hall)
08-09/10/11
Renegade Craft Fair (The Old Truman Brewery)
07-22/07/11
Minus Sun Launch (Circus, 5th Avenue Brixton Village)
22-26/09/10
Tent London Exhibition (The Old Truman Brewery)
17/09/10
Vauxhall Fashion Scout Exhibition (Freemason's Hall)

Awards

2011
Fashioning the Future Awards Shortlisted
2008
Hand&Lock Embroidery Competition Finalist

Education

2009-2011
MA Fashion, Kingston University
2006-2009
BA Textiles(Fine Art), Goldsmiths College
2005-2006
Foundation Studies, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Her Life

1987
appear, Tokyo, Japan
1991-1994
my family moves to the USA and spend an American childhood, go to kindergarten on the yellow school bus, then start elementary school, Washington, D.C.
1994-1999
back to Japan, join Totsuka Daisan Elementary School from second grade and catch up with studies and Japanese culture
1999-2002
go to Nishitoyama Daini Junior High School, which has sadly closed down in 2011, due to decrease of number of students because I am too late to become famous
2002-2005
go to Tokyo Gakugei University Senior High School,
cut the pleated skirt of my school uniform very short like a proper school girl
2005-2006
leave my family for the first time and come to UK,
Foundation Course at Chelsea College of Art and Design
2006-2009
study BA Textiles(Fine Art) at Goldsmiths College, get tired of art
2009-2010
study MA Fashion at Kingston University, get tired of fashion
2011
start Minus Sun to spread my world
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disappear
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Circus
5th Avenue Brixton Village, London, SW9 8PR, UK
http://www.circusbrixton.com/
circusbrixton@gmail.com

Entre Box
202 Alpha Waseda Building, 1-101-2 Totsukacho,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0071, Japan
http://entrebox.biz/
info@entrebox.biz

Minus Sun Japan Online
http://japan.minussun.co.uk/

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Payment

All payments are processed via Paypal which allows you to pay safely with a credit card. You don't need to have a Paypal account to use it. Please contact me if you would like to make a payment by bank transfer or by sending a cheque.

Shipping and Delivery

UK
Free shipping. Sent by Royal Mail Signed For service for orders above £50 and Royal Mail 1st Class mail for others. Delivery should take about 2-5 working days.

International
Free shipping. Sent by Royal Mail International Signed service. Delivery should take about 5-15 working days. Any duties and taxes charged at customs when sending overseas are the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns and Exchanges

I hope you are happy with your order but if you would like a return or an exchange, email me at info@minussun.co.uk or send me a message through Facebook as soon as possible. We can discuss the options and I will provide you with a return address. Please return the item within 7 days as I may refuse to accept a refund or an exchange after this time period. I cannot accept refunds and exchanges for custom orders unless faulty. All items must be in the original condition, unworn and unmarked with all tags intact. I recommend returning items with a recorded/tracked service and make sure they are well packaged as I cannot be held responsible for lost and damaged items in the post. Postage costs are payable by you.

For exchanging items, I will post the new item immediately upon receiving the returned item subject to stock availability. It may take up to 2-3 weeks to be posted for items which need to be re-made. Refunds will be made to your credit card or your Paypal account whichever was used for the order. Card refunds will be done immediately upon receiving the returned item but it may take up to 10 working days for your bank to process them. Customs duties and taxes are non-refundable.

contact

Any questions about my work, online store, or for commissions, feel free to contact me at info@minussun.co.uk or by using the contact form below.

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