Tokujin Yoshioka was born on January 1st, 1967 in the Saga Prefecture. He graduated from the Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo in 1986. After completing his education, he went on to study design under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, the former for 2 years and the latter for 4. In 1992, he decided to embark on his own design adventures as a freelancer for several years until he opened up the Tokujin Yoshioka Design Office in 2000. He currently has four different works that are on permanent display at the New York Museum of Modern Art.