It's an interesting contrast, based in suburban Upper Hutt, Japanese designer Yuka Maud's quirky designs are sold in the best stores through out Japan (and some in New Zealand too!) Drawn to drape and sculptural shapes there's always a light heartedness to her work - an unusual print or a wacky embelishment that throws it off and gives it an endearing and charming quality. Her voluminous silk dresses, and draped back pieces are a stand-out!