Hikaru Noguchi

Hikaru Noguchi studied constructed textiles in England, specialising in knit and having previously taken a degree in graphic design at Musashino Art University in her native Tokyo.

Her work combines traditional knit patterns and techniques such as fair-isle and Aran and focuses on colour and texture and using juxtaposition to create pieces that are sophisticated yet playful.

Hikaru has designed for a number of British labels including Tom Dixon, Top Shop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith women, Takashimaya New York and many other stores.

Her book Darning has been translated from Japanese and gives a step-by-step guide to mending garments with twelve exquisite but achievable techniques that celebrate the wear and repair of the fabric.