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Noir Kei Ninomiya, A Japanese Fashion Designer Combines Weird and Extravagant to Spell Creativity

Backstage, Noir Kei Ninomiya S22 Collection

Kei Ninomiya has established himself as one of the greatest fashion designers in the world. He studied French literature at Aoyama University in Tokyo afterwards began his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Fashion Designer, Kei Ninomiya

Over a summer break, he applied for a job at Comme des Garçons and secured a place for himself as a pattern-maker for Rei Kawakubo. Ninomiya dropped out of school for the job and after just four years, Kawakubo( who is also Ninomiya's mentor) suggested that the clothes Ninomiya was creating for Comme des Garçons should be shown under his own name and the brand Noir Kei Ninomiya was born.