Christopher Nemeth is a British fashion designer who is based in Tokyo. His brand Nemeth has a dedicated following among young Japanese men in Harajuku. The designer is known for his eye catching clothing designs featuring bold patterns and colors. Christopher Nemeth collections often include cropped suits and drop crotch pants (along with pants, shirts, shorts, suits, jackets, bags, and other accessories), sometimes in plaid colorways. One of his trademarks is elaborate decorative stitching. Nemeth has a flagship shop in the Harajuku/Omotesando area of Tokyo, and his clothes are sold in a few exclusive select shops around Japan as well.
Christopher Luis Nemeth was born in Birmingham, England in 1959. After graduating from Camberwell School of Arts, he began making clothes of his own. He met photographer Mark Lebon in a pub and was introduced to Judy Blame. He eventually began to attract the attention of magazines like i-D and The Face. Together with Lebon, stylist Blame (who has worked with Bjork, Boy George, Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack, and others) and shoe designer John Moore, they opened the House of Beauty & Culture, located near northeast Kings Road in the UK.
The first House of Beauty & Culture collection was showcased in London in 1985. In 1993, Nemeth moved his work to Tokyo and began selling his collection through the shop Sector. In November, he released his new collection “Violence Material.” December of that year saw the opening of his own Christopher Nemeth store in Harajuku. In December 1994, his “Hard Work” collection was showcased in Tokyo’s Ebisu district. He has since continued to produce unique clothing in Tokyo, where he has a deeply rooted fan base.
In addition to designing clothes, Christopher Nemeth is also a painter.
Shop Address: 4-13-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shop Map: Nemeth Tokyo Map
- Official Website: Down (as of 2010).
- Christopher Nemeth at The Selby.