Tokyo born Sumie Kaneko loved spending time creating and crafting from an early age. After studying silversmithing in Japan, Sumie moved to London in 1994. With the launch of her brand "xanadu" in Spring/Summer 1997, she introduced her own collection line. Returning to Japan that same year, Sumie expands her creation both globally and domestically by participating in fashion trade show in Tokyo, Paris and New York. Renamed "sumikaneko" from Spring/Summer 2008, she has taken the collection to another level by portraying her unique perceptions and refined aesthetics.