Yasuko Furuta created the brand Toga in 1997 and had her first Tokyo collection in 2001, followed by one in Paris in 2005. Toga originates from the Greek word meaning “draped clothes”.
In 2003, Toga opened its first boutique in the Ebisu district of Tokyo. Today, Toga has over 30 shops all around the world and is presenting in the Paris Fashion Week.
Yasuko Furuta combines modern elements of western dress with traditional ideas of the Japanese silhouette and elegant design. Furota’s style is best defined by the use of exclusive fabrics that she has researched thoroughly both in format and application with interesting takes on concepts of volume. The essence of the silhouette provided by Toga’s clothing is urban and avant-garde at the same time and has been compared to man of Japan’s top contemporary and past designers.