Colenimo's aim is to create timeless, quality garments with an assured sense of individual style. Passionate about detail and quality garment construction, designer and founder Aya Nakagawa's aesthetic vision is unashamedly rooted in the style and panache of the early 20th century.

A graduate of Tokyo Mode Fashion University, Aya worked for over eight years honing her design skills at a number of fashion companies in Tokyo. Using many European factories and fabric suppliers, she developed a love for classic clean construction and quality manufacture.

Aya founded Colenimo in 2007 after moving to London and has been creating collections since - designing, sourcing and producing in the UK. Beginning with small capsule collections, Aya distilled her design knowledge into a limited number of quality pieces that grabbed the attention of a number of independent London shops as well as stores in Japan. The scope of the label has since expanded in size and now includes knitwear and leather pieces.

With it's mix of vintage style and modern shapes Colenimo has gained a loyal international following. The brand has been featured in magazines including Monocle, Stella, Grazia, Milk, Ginza, Fashion News, Fudge, and has also featured in numerous websites and blogs around the world. Backed by the British Fashion Council Colenimo has exhibited three times at Paris fashion week.