Getting to Know Fashion Illustrator Yooco Tanimoto

See Yooco's Illustrations in our Father's Day Catalog.

Japanese artist Yooco Tanimoto is a regular fixture at Pitti Uomo. Like the best of the street-style photographers that flock to Florence every year for the world’s biggest menswear trade show, Yooco wrangles her camera, snapping images of some of the most noted menswear influencers in the fashion sphere. But her work goes well past the quick picture. She’s a noted illustrator and her book “Pitti People” has become something of an industry handbook for men’s style, fashion personalities and Pitti Uomo itself.

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Japanese artist Yooco Tanimoto is a regular fixture at Pitti Uomo. Like the best of the street-style photographers that flock to Florence every year for the world’s biggest menswear trade show, Yooco wrangles her camera, snapping images of some of the most noted menswear influencers in the fashion sphere. But her work goes well past the quick picture. She’s a noted illustrator and her book “Pitti People” has become something of an industry handbook for men’s style, fashion personalities and Pitti Uomo itself.

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The Saks Father’s Day Catalog’s Street-Style Stars by Yooco Tanimoto

 

Yooco’s work can also be seen in Saks’ latest Father’s Day catalog, with twelve exclusive illustrations of our Father’s Day street-style contributors. We chatted with the author and illustrator about what menswear means to her and the gravitas of Pitti Uomo.

SAKSPOV: You’ve not only captured the elevation of Italian, American and British suit-style in “Pitti People” – you’ve also illustrated Florentine culture itself. What are some of your favorite foods and locations whenever you’re in town for Pitti Uomo?

YOOCO TANIMOTO: The merry-go-round in the Piazza della Repubblica, which I pass on the way back to my hotel, usually after dinner. When the light of the merry-go-round glows at night it turns the beautiful surrounding landscape into something like a scene right out of a movie.

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What would you say is the secret formula for perfecting ‘sprezzatura’ – that iconic studied nonchalance Italians at Pitti Uomo do so well?

YOOCO: Male fashion is a puzzle and each fashion item is a connecting piece. A man’s own character is the original frame.

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Do you photograph your subjects or do you illustrate from memory? Tell us a bit about your creative process.

YOOCO: It starts with a theme and material research. I take pictures, but I use movies and magazines as image inspiration sources. My work process may be near the male fashion called a puzzle. First a story is imagined and then I develop a scene, a background, the character and the fashion, all being put together. It’s also fun to complete the role of everything by myself.

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What better way to ring in the brand-new summer season than with Beauty Week? There will be plenty of exciting gifts and moments to be had throughout the week and it all kicks off with a summer giveaway that’s bound to get you to renew that dusty old passport much sooner than later.

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What better way to ring in the brand-new summer season than with Beauty Week? There will be plenty of exciting gifts and moments to be had throughout the week and it all kicks off with a summer giveaway that’s bound to get you to renew that dusty old passport much sooner than later.

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This Tumi Tegra Lite Carry-on and All These Dolce & Gabbana Products Could Be Yours!

Tumi: Continental Expandable Carry-On

Dolce & Gabbana:  Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick  I  Perfect Mono Cream Eye Colour  I  Luminous Cheek Color  I  COLOUR SPRING The Nail Colour  I  PassionEyes Mascara  I  Aurealux Mask  I  Aurealux Eye Gel  I  Essential Cleansing Oil  I  Essential Eye-Makeup Remover  I  Light Blue Eau de Toilette

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Christian Louboutin: The Pops

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The Christian Louboutin nail colour domination continues with an inspired line of exuberant, fresh and summer-ready nail polish hues called “The Pops“. Chip-resistant, UV-protected, and best of all – eye-catching. In Christian Louboutin nail colour tradition, these lush colors carry the name of an iconic shoe – Pluminette, Batignolles, Mula Lisa – they’re all here, in beautiful blues, pinks, aquas, citrons and more.

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The Christian Louboutin nail colour domination continues with an inspired line of exuberant, fresh and summer-ready nail polish hues called “The Pops“. Chip-resistant, UV-protected, and best of all – eye-catching. In Christian Louboutin nail colour tradition, these lush colors carry the name of an iconic shoe – Pluminette, Batignolles, Mula Lisa – they’re all here, in beautiful blues, pinks, aquas, citrons and more.

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