Atsuro Tayama was born in Kunanoto, Japan in 1955. He studied at the Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo.
In 1974 he became the head assistant to Yohji Yamamoto. From 1974 to 1982 he worked as the chief director of Yamamoto Europe.
In 1982, he became chief designer at the Paris house of Cacharel.
In 1983, he started his own womenswear label, followed by menswear and childrenswear a year later.
Atsuro Tayama is now a successful Japanese designer. He opened his first boutique in Japan. Now he has shops in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Well-known departmental stores also retail his garments, Henri Bendel in New York as well as Saks 5th Avenue and Whistles in London.
His younger line is called Indivi.
Tayama designs a full range of modern garments, including coats, suits, knitwear, dresses, evening wear and sportswear. He is a very popular designer around the world.