United Kingdom
215 Lyham Road
London, sw2 5py
+44 020 8674 7411 Fax +44 020 8674 3516


founded by

Mark Eley & Wakako Kishimoto

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Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto


Design-duo Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto have established an international reputation as excitingly innovative and influential textile and fashion designers since starting their business in 1992. They are Londons most versatile polymaths. Boldly graphic prints and nave patterns may have been their starting point but they have developed their design sensibility into myriad areas since then. The mainline collection, still print and color focused, has greater breadth and variety. There is now an Eley Kishimoto Eyewear collection; an Eley Kishimoto Footwear collection; the eleykishimoto ellesse capsule collection of sportswear fusion; and this summer their menswear collection was launched at the Paris Menswear Shows. Their interiors range of furniture, wallpaper, ceramics and glass, which perfectly illustrates their diverse approach to surface decoration, continues to expand.

From a partnership forged in the early 90¹s, Eley Kishimoto quickly gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their work being displayed on the catwalks of the world through work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander, to name but a few.

In the mid 90¹s the partnership moved into the fashion world with the launch of their first womenswear collection; this proved to be such a success that the company has produced collections ever since. The principle activity is womenswear fashion, but Eley Kishimoto has already worked with partners to offer footwear, hosiery, sunglasses, leather belts, and various collaborations, under the umbrella of womenswear mainline.

They signed a manufacturing deal with CIT Spa in Milan in 2005 which has enabled them to streamline production and continue to develop new textures and prints. They still act as consultants to World in Japan and Ratti in Italy.

The Eley Kishimoto store in Bermondsey houses the mainline fashion collection plus archive favorites and has a floor dedicated to their furniture and lifestyle projects.

In addition to this, numerous products such as wallpaper, furniture; upholstered and printed, and furnishing fabrics, glassware, crockery have been developed. And, the brand has also moved into areas usually unorthodox to fashion designers; automotive, architecture, phone/computer technology and packaging, and artist and gallery collaborations.

Sold internationally from London, Paris and Japan, it only seemed natural that in 2007 a Japanese licensing partnership was established enabling the brand to further broaden it¹s product offer. The addition of watch, jewellery, bag and kimono lines heralded the start of infinite opportunities.

The Look

Fundamentally striving to make the world a prettier place, Eley Kishimoto create work that is clear in intention, executed simply, and with creative flair; they do not succumb to trends and fads. Instead the vision is clear and in the forefront, fashion is used as a platform to communicate with a wide and varied audience.

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