Graduated from Vantan Design Institute, Three Year Fashion School. While at school, started working for a famous collection brand and worked there for two years. After graduation, worked as patternmaker for three years. Studied in London for one year, and upon returning to Japan, started up his own brand, Yohji Yanagiswa.
His motto is to pursue the possibility of clothing, inspired from architecture, nature and human emotion, with principal ax on traditional Japanese sensitivity,
Everything derives from nature. Then collapses, and goes back to nature.
Our brand concept is to recognize and redefine the ancient Japanese emotional sense of beauty, which is to respect the beauty of evanescence.