Bridal Fashion Designer
Yumi Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yumi Katsura graduated from Kyoritsu Women’s University with a degree from the Department of Apparel Science Studies. After moving to Paris, Katsura studied the techniques of haute couture in Paris.
In 1965, Katsura opened her first bridal salon, as well as presented the first bridal collection show ever held in Japan.
In 1969, she published “All Japan Bridal Association”.
In 1969, She was the first Oriental to become a full member of the Italian Fashion Institute.
In 2003, she participated in “Paris Couture Collection” then she participate every year.
In 2013, she became a founding member of “Asian Haute Couture Association”.
In 2019, she received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Commendation.
She is a leader in the Japanese bridal industry.