Biography of Takeshi Kunitomo from Sakura-Con’s official website:
Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. In 1993, he joined S-inc. and started the “T.KUNITOMO” brand.
Early on T.KUNITOMO presented a collection of “remade” American and French clothes. But in the wake of encountering Indian and Southeast Asian materials and traditional handicrafts T.KUNITOMO presented a unique collection that was conscious of the roots of Japan.
In 2001, he started his new brand GOUK which encompasses the concept of Japan and the ethnic brand “kugo”.All collection items are elegant and outrageous. Some of them are even designed with Japanese Kimono
In 2011, he spun off from the fashion division of S-inc. and became the president of KINCS. Takeshi Kunitomo works actively on developing young designers and total fashion management.
GOUK will be coming to us fresh from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2016 A/W”. This is GOUK designer Takeshi Kunimoto’s first appearance at Sakura-Con.