The company founded in 1978 first as a men’s knitwear brand, but gradually expanded with many other original brands such as “Ballsey”, “MACPHEE” and “GALERIE VIE”. The brand currently operates concept stores such as “TOMORROWLAND”, “DES PRES” and “EDITION” which carry their original brands. More recently, they have worked in partnership with creators of overseas brands such as “DRIES VAN NOTEN”, “JAMES PERSE”, “ACNE STUDIOS”, “GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND” and “ISABEL MARANT” to open stores in Japan. The brand also launched an overseas wholesale operation for their original brands in 2014 and opened “TOMORROWLAND NEW YORK”, a flagship store in NY, in 2015.
"Small is Beautiful, Possible, Changeable.
We hope to continue being a small company."
Q. What are you recently focused on or what new ideas do you have for the future?
The development of distinctive products that are ageless and genderless.
Q. Do you have any memories from working with LUMINE that you would like to share?
Our relationship began around 30 years ago with LUMINE Kitasenju. Being young and familiar with LUMINE Yokohama, I remember working with LUMINE Kitasenju with great enthusiasm.
Q. Do you have any messages to your overseas customers/companies?
Ever since the company started in 1978, I have been traveling back and forth between Japan, the U.S. and Europe for the brand’s product development, import, export and marketing. I am still making trips and working around the world at the same pace today.