Camper Together

A Model of Collaboration

Camper Together

Mint Designs

Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi, Japan, 1973

The inquisitive, daring spirit of mintdesigns is just the piece that Camper needed to complete its creative puzzle. Together they explore new forms of anatomical comfort, revise materials, play with fabrics and textiles, invent geometries, create prints, trigger colour explosions and find inspiration in iconic industrial design pieces to create footwear. Boundless creativity. Originality and boldness. Totally new perspectives.

After studying design at Parsons in New York, Hokuto Katsui continued her education at Central Saint Martins in London, where she met Nao Yagi. In 2001 they settled in Tokyo and created mintdesigns, a brand known for its singular belief that design trumps fashion. Their work has received international distinctions such as the Moët & Chandon New Designers' Award in 2005 and the prestigious Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix in Tokyo in 2010.