Masakatsu Takayanagi is the creative designer behind the brand kiryuyrik. kiryuyrik creates garments with the aid of complex patterning techniques. Once worn, the warmth and comfort of each
individual piece can be felt. Takayanagi's designs are filled with timeless elegance, with a very modern and unique twist.
After he graduated from Bunka Fashion Academy’s technical apparel master course, Takayanagi joined Yohji Yamamoto Co., Ltd. He worked as a pattern maker in the production division
for seven years before branching out in 2003, establishing kiryuyrik. kiryuyrik debuted in Paris during the 2004 FW collection.shown in Paris.