Sayoko Kishiyama began her journey into fashion at university, completing a home economics degree in apparel studies, and then pursuing an editing career with a major publisher of lifestyle magazines in central Tokyo, Japan.
In search of a more practical application for her love of apparel, Kishiyama took weekend classes in draping, before leaving her editorship behind and relocating to France to attend The Académie Internationale de Coupe de Paris.
Kishiyama started her own brand under the name SAQUI in 2016.
Since then, SAQUI has presented twice-yearly collections to customers in Japan.
With a meticulous approach to choosing fabrics and creating three-dimensional forms
with volume, SAQUI employs a breadth of design features from collarless necklines to oversized patch pockets, showing its wearers at their most beautiful, while garnering the support and praise of the Japanese stylist and journalist community.