Yasuko Furuta founded TOGA in 1997. A graduate of ESMOD Paris, Yasuko is a self-taught designer, who made a name for herself in Japan working as a freelance costume and fashion stylist. Her use of experimental volumes and exclusive fabrics are used to create her concept of a silhouette that is urban, deconstructed and avant-garde. After being awarded the Mainichi Award for her 2004 A/W collection, TOGA opened its first boutique in the Ebisu district of Tokyo. She now has 6 shops throughout Japan, besides selling in some of the finest international boutiques around the world.