Born in 1979, Tetsuya Ando worked as Chief Production Manager at Julius _7 2004-2011, before creating T.A.S in 2011. T.A.S’s debut collection launched Spring/ Summer 2012 in Tokyo with an exhibition and runway show following in Berlin Fashion Week S/S 2012. Fusing modern methodologies with traditional Japanese techniques and designs, T.A.S emphasises a strength of intent and a powerful, singular sense of structure. T.A.S embodies a multifaceted world, with music, photography and conceptual representations inspiring the works. Leather forms are deconstructed and reconfigured into minimalist, artisan designs.