Hiroko Koshino, 2008, is a Japanese fashion designer whose work grew to acclaim in the 1980s. Her style has often integrated Japanese culture and the combination of classic Japanese designs and Western culture in the modern Japanese fashion industry.
Rei Kawakubo (b1942) is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons. She is an untrained fashion designer, but studied fine arts and literature. Comme des Garçons specialises in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments. During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black, dark grey or white.