After working with Rei Kawakubo as a patternmaker for 8 seasons, Ninomiya launched his first collection for SS13, choosing to work exclusively in black. “I am constantly pushing myself to design new things and things that I have never encountered before. I want to create items that are special and make people feel happy and excited. Kind of like treasures or jewels. I want to differentiate myself from other brands. I base my creations on what I see as being fresh."