DESIGNER


Yukimi Kawashima

CEO of CODE.9 Inc.
Designer of AULA

Official Blog "24/7 YUKIMI blog"
http://blogs.elle.co.jp/yukimi/

At the time she entered to a Japanese university, she also started learning pattern-making at the Osaka Mode Gakuen. After the graduation of the university, she re-entered in fashion designer course at the Osaka Mode Gakuen, and soon after she won a first prize in women’s fashion at the inter-college design contest.

1996
Entered to a major fashion apparel company in Japan, as a pattern-maker, and then changed the position to designer.
1999
Joined to PAL Co. Ltd., a leading fashion apparel, as a chief producer of fashion multi-brand store. Directed the total merchandising / store atmosphere design / design of the store original label / store operation.
2002
Launched AULA AILA collection under a Japanese apparel company Mercury Design Inc.
2005
Founded own company, CODE 9 Inc., and succeeded AULA AILA operation.
2007
Opened “DraSTic” store, her first direct-operated store, in Nakameguro Tokyo.
2010
From FW collection, she joined the fashion trade show “TRANOI” in Paris at the section “Tokyo eye”
Got an editorial in FIGARO Paris.
Featured at the Japanese TV program “World business satellite”.
Invited to the special event at Colette, Paris.
Started world wide distribution to USA, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong and so on.
2011
Started a new line “AULA”, a collection line of AULA AILA.
2012
From SS season, joined the fashion trade show “TRANOI” in Paris as “AULA”, and then after, every season.
2013
Assume a special lecturer of the Mode Gakuen.
2014
Won a‘Big Mac’prize of the Mode Gakuen.
In October, held a 2015 SS Exhibition of“AULA”in RYODAN SHOWROOM Paris.
2015
In February, joined“New York Fashion Week 2015FW”was the show at Lincoln Center.
In March, held a 2015 FW Exhibition of “AULA”in RYODAN SHOWROOM Paris.
In October, joined“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2016SS”was the show at The Garden hall.
In November, joined“HONOLULU Fashion Week 2015”was the show at Convention Center.
2016
In March, joined“TRADE & INVESTMENT EXPO 2016”was the show at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center hosted by Goverment of Thailand.
In October, joined“Barrier-Free Collection 2016”was the show at The Roppongi Hills Arena hosted by NHK.
In December, launched a new denim line“AULA DENIM”for 2017 SS.