Yoshio Kubo Yoshio Kubo spent four years as an assistant designer for Robert Danes in New York before returning to Japan to launch his own eponymous label in 2009. Kubo aims to incorporate social themes into his pieces, encouraging people to think critically about the true meaning of wearing clothing. Some of his earliest collections were inspired by Los Angeles gangland style, featuring sporty bandannas and aquamarine colors. He’s known for presenting his models with unusual hair and makeup designs, such as sturdy helmet-like wigs. His most recent Spring/Summer 2015 Collection had a contemporary marine vibe, featuring camouflage in addition to other bold prints and color combinations.