Takumi Hatakeyama

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Takumi Hatakeyama is a Japanese fashion designer and cofounder of T.H.D La Maison Studios. Working alongside his wife, Junko Sugata at their joint studio, his work is best known for its attention to wearable, real clothing with an artistic flair, a growing market in many of Japan’s designer fashion outlets and department stores.



Hatakeyama attended Tokyo Mode Gakuen and later went on to win the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Fashion Grand Prize. He also worked for some time in Paris as an assistant designer before returning to Japan and starting T.H.D La Maison with his wife Junko. The firm is fully independent to date and with a small staff is anomalous in its smaller, subdued approach to the Tokyo Collections each year – despite the brand’s massive success.

Clothing Style

Hatakeyama is well known for his conservative clothing that features eccentricities in small yet potent bits that allow older, more mature women to indulge a bit without buying the overly eccentric clothing that many young designers and firms create. His influences are said to be Moschino and Jean Charles de Castelbajac, which appears in the frequent use of skirt and jacket mismatches and the mixture of classical cuts in his clothing with rough, modern textures. Knits are among his favorite materials to use as they allow for more design possibilities with the single thread. Current designs are often composed of modern aesthetics and styles from across the spectrum of the area. Hatakeyama admittedly draws much from his surroundings in Harajuku but tries to maintain some bits of classicism to keep the brand fresh.

Where to Buy

Hatakeyama’s store is located in Cat Street in the midst of Harajuku and markets to women between the ages of 25 and 35. Additionally, the brand can be purchased through multiple department stores in the city.

  • THE Shop
  • 4-25-35 Jingumae
  • Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • (03) 3404-8099

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