AYÂME is a fashion brand founded in Japan by Aya Takeshima.
Born in Tokyo, she spent her formative years in London and Paris where she went on to study at Central Saint Martins graduating with a BA in Fashion Knitwear. She has been selected as one of the eight designers for CFDA+ 2016 Design Graduates. In Paris, she honed her skills at fashion houses such as KOCHÉ and Maison Lemarié (CHANEL Métier d’Art) before returning to Tokyo to establish her own label AYÂME (a half-eponymous with a French word ÂME for spirit) in 2017. She has also been selected for Hyere Award semi finalist in 2017.
AYÂME embodies modern elegance. Her signature style is associated with her cutting edge technique to integrate minimalism with romantic texture, pale colour textiles, lace fabrics, intricate gathering, sheer layering and floral motifs.