Japanese designer Atsushi Nakashima graduated from Nagoya Fashion College in 2001. He became Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant designer in 2004 and becomes the head designer of Jean Paul Gaultier mens and ladies diffusion line in 2009. Since 2013 Nakashima is the creative director of JIL SANDER NAVY accessories. In 2011 he came back to Japan to launch his own brand 'Atsushi Nakashima'.
Winner of the Onward Fashion Grand Prix 2003, DHL Designers Award 2013 and the third DHL Exported 2015.