One of Tokyo’s avant garde pioneers, The Viridi-Anne is both highly sought after and mysteriously under the radar. Tomoaki Okaniwa, who is behind this menswear label, graduated from Tokyo Zoukei University in Fine Arts majoring in Painting. Like a number of great fashion designers who came to the industry from the outside, Okaniwa captures his ideas through drawings and is steadfast in upholding his original vision since establishing TVA in 2001. Each garment with the TVA label has a hand-made, almost crafted quality, and everything is revisited, reinterpreted and lovingly produced. Today, the label is sold in the most directional concept stores throughout Japan, Asia and Europe.