Designer: Yukiko Hanai / Kisoe Aok
Background: Yukiko Hanai:After graduating from Setsu Mode Seminar of Nagasawa Setsu, Hanai established Atelier Hanai in 1964 and opened a boutique “Madam Hanai” in Ginza, Tokyo in 1968. Hanai won FEC Award in 1973 and the Senken Newspaper Buyers Award in 2003. She changed the name of her company to HANAI & Co.Ltd. in 1984 and opened a flag ship shop in Ginza, Tokyo for “YUKIKO HANAI” brands. Hanai thinks her everyday life is all about designing, and released a lot of license products. She designed costumes for ballet perform
ances and movies. Hanai has a great knowledge in Japanese traditional culture. She is a member of “Touseikai”(Classical Japanese dance organization ) as Tohshi Fujima(art name as a master). She also is a directly through student of Mushanokoji-urasenke(tea ceremony). She had served a member of some screening commitiee in Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Kisoe Aoki:Born in Nagano Pref. Graduated Sugino Dressmaker Jogakuin in 1975 and Setsu Mode Seminar of Nagasawa Setsu. Aoki started her carrier at Hanai and Co.Ltd. 1977. experiened brands madame hanai, C-1, Yukiko Hanai New York as charge.
Forty years have passed since the first YUKIKO HANAI pret-a-porter collection was created in the design studio
and atelier of our head office in the center of Tokyo.
Fashion designer Yukiko Hanai stands at the center of professionals specializing in design, patternmaking,
and textiles who are always working in this same setting to bring her vision to life.
Beautiful things are continually brought to life, with the origin never changing.
This is YUKIKO HANAI.