Junya Watanabe (Japanese), for Comme des Garçons, F/W 2000-2001. Techno Couture, avant garde, fashion, design. MoMA Collection: http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80004190?img=3garde.
Issey Miyake. From a small town in Hiroshima to one of the most eccentric, innovative fashion houses. "Pleats Please", his costume label, is his geometric rendition of east meets west, but even his fragrances are unique. Someone I'd love to meet..
Yohji Yamamoto, award winning and influential Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. He is considered to be a master tailor, alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet and is known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics.