“Born in Ehime, Japan, Aya graduated from Tokyo Mode Fashion University in 1995. A veteran of the Japanese fashion industry, she spent over 8 years honing her design skills at a number of companies in Tokyo. Using many European factories and fabric suppliers Aya developed an understanding and respect for classic clean tailoring and quality construction.
Moving to London in 2004 Aya bagan an internship at fashion brand Rubeksen Yamanaka and the following year began working on the label’s diffusion line fig. London. One year on, in 2007, Aya founded Colenimo and has been creating collections ever since, all designed and made in the UK.”