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SHINSUKE NAKANO (born in Japan) studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London.


During his study, he achieved multiple scholarships from Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation for his MA Fashion degree at Central Saint Martins and the Bunkacho of the Japanese Government for his research about tailoring techniques in London.


He was also awarded Master of Philosophy for his practice-based research on the relationship between performance and clothes-making.

In 2020, he launched his own fashion label SARTOGRAPH.



2013: He achieved BA (hons) Fashion Design degree with First Class from Central Saint Martins.

2013: He won Sarabande Scholarship by Alexander McQueen to study at MA Fashion, Central Saint Martins. The jury included Andrew Bolton, chief curator of Metropolitan Costume Institute.

2015: He progressed to Research Program (PhD / MPhil) at Central Saint Martins.

2015−16: Shinsuke was invited to work as a residence designer at Sarabande Foundation's Studio (Hertford Rd, Hackney) in London.

2017−19: Shinsuke won a scholarship from Japanese Art Council to research tailoring in London.

2019: He was awarded Master of Philosophy by Central Saint Martins. His thesis was examined by Caroline Evans, fashion historian and professor of fashion history at CSM, Fabio Piras, fashion designer and director of MA fashion design department at CSM, Judith Clark, curator and professor of fashion and museuology at London College of Fashion, and Jonathan Faiers, thinker and professor of fashion thinking at Winchester School of art.


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