ABOUT

ABOUT AYA

AYA collectives is an accessory brand launched in 2017 with Aya, the designer’s love and passion for African Wax Print Fabrics.

Wax prints are beautifully vivid and energetic; they make the inner person happy just by looking at them.

Our intention to design our products is to make your everyday life happier with the fun and beautiful Wax prints.

AYA collectives is based in Los Angeles. (Previously, AYA was located in New York and Tokyo.)




 

DESIGNER PROFILE

Aya Horinouchi, an alumna of Parsons School of Design in Communication Design, first discovered African fabrics while doing a research on textiles in Brooklyn, New York. African textiles became her obsession & passion soon after, and she started making accessories.



 

ARCHIVE & HISTORY

[2016]

  • Release of collaboration planner covers with Marks Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)

[2017]

  • rooms Tradeshow (Tokyo, Japan)
  • AYA Tote bags were featured in a NHK TV program
  • AYA POP-UP Shop (Shonan T-site/ Sogo Yokohama/ Tsutaya Osaka/ Tokyu Shibuya Department)
  • Designer interview for NIKKEI Marketing Journal news paper/ Fashion Creator page
  • Plugin Tradeshow (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Garden Festival (Shonan, Japan)

[2018]

  • Capsule Tradeshow (New York)
  • Release of a collab collection, AYAYA with Aya Noguchi
  • Designer Interview: featured in Senken Japanese News Paper 
  • AYA at New York Fair (Hankyu Department, Osaka, Japan)
  • AYAYA POP-UP Shop (Isetan Shinjyuku/ Ginza Mitsukoshi Department, Tokyo, Japan)
  • AYAYA POP-UP Shop (Lucua/ Hankyu Department, Osaka Japan)
  • Release of a limited edition bags for Isetan Shinjyuku
  • AYAYA POP-UP Shop (Isetan Shinjyuku Department, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Garden Festival (Shonan, Japan)

[2019]

  • Based in Los Angeles, USA.

 



 

COLLABORATION

[2016]
AYA x Marks Inc.

Chosen to be a Japanese creator to release African fabric planner covers

[2018]
AYAYA

Fashion line collab collections released in Tokyo with Aya Noguchi