The Designer of Needles, Keizo Shimizu established Nepenthes as a Men's Fashion Distributor in 1988 in Japan. He opened his first retail store, the now legendary Nepenthes in 1989 in the pioneering unconventional neighborhood of Aoyama, Tokyo. Since then, Nepenthes has introduced and developed unique and diverse brands from all over the world to the Japanese Fashion Market for over 20 years.
The Needles collection is created from a very personal viewpoint of Keizo Shimizu, the core of Nepenthes. Using the world's best manufacturer's through all the available networks he has researched, 20 years strong, he creates the collection freely without any compromise. Each product is an extension of his aesthetics. Keizo is the prime source of all the creativity that is Needles and Nepenthes.