2006 New York Fashion Week Susan Fort and Masamuchi Matsushita

Photos by Randy Brooke.

Fashion designer Masamichi Matsushita collaborated with textile designer Susan Fort on a futuristic menswear collection using “O-Wool by Jasco” organic wool donated by Vermont Organic Fiber Company [www.vtorganicfiber.com] and organic cotton has been donated by Specialty Fabrics.

Originally from Texas, Susan drew inspiration for her textile designs from the Californians she met while here at the University. Shapes found in nature inspired Masamichi’s designs.

Their collection was also showcased on the runway of the 24th Annual Macy’s Passport 2006 in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Masa has accepted a position with Nice Collective here in San Francisco.