Founder and designer, Arashi Yanagawa did not train as a fashion designer, rather, he unexpectedly started his career as a professional boxer.
His creativity and love for designing clothing guided him to become a fashion designer in 2003. It was then that Arashi founded his own brand, John Lawrence Sullivan.
Using his background in boxing, Arashi chose the name ‘John Lawrence Sullivan' to pay homage to a man that embodied traits of strength, personality, dignity and never shied away from a challenge. With this belief at the core of his creativity, Arashi innovates the traditional, making it new and interesting.
He modernises and amends generic tailoring, accentuating silhouettes with edgy styles that incorporate the traditional elements of suiting. These beautiful creations have a certain magnetism that originate from the concept of a masculine image, an image that is simultaneously powerful and elegant.