Born in Hokkaido,Japan. Kamishima Chinami graduated from Esmod Japon fashion college in Tokyo and worked in the fashion industry. A few years later she left Japan and traveled all over the world, visiting many exotic countries.She found a lot of interests and was inspired by many things she encountered. When she came back to Japan she found a sewing factory and soon realized they shared a vision.
She launched her signature label in 1998.Her collection was first introduced at the '02 Spring/Summer Tokyo Collection. Her concepts are highly inspired by nature. She has a colour-dying work shop in the studio.Most of the colour-dying for her collections is done by hand. She also created original fablics collaboraiting with craftspeople in the textile industry. The fablic is soft to touch, very delicate and looks naturally beautiful.