Ayako Yoshida

Ayako Yoshida is a Japanese stylist, costume designer and filmmaker. She is a regular contributor to Vogue Italia and l’Uomo Vogue. Her first assignment as costume designer was for “The Girl From Nagasaki” which was selected at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. The film was chosen one of the 10 must-see movies by Huffington Post.

Born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. Yoshida studied in Dijon, France for one year during her high school. She moved to Tokyo and continued her French in Sophia University. After graduation, Yoshida was hired by Lehman Brothers Japan and worked as a junior analyst in the operation. In September 2007, she met Michel Comte and married him in the following April. Yoshida started to collaborate with Comte on editorials such as Vogue Italia, l’Uomo Vogue, Interview, 10 Magazine, l’Officiel, GQ Italia and Kid’s Wear Magazine. In 2010, Comte started the project “The Girl From Nagasaki” and Yoshida acted as costume designer, co-writer, producer and actor as “Suzuki”.

Yoshida continues her collaboration with Michel Comte, Francesco Carrozzini and other artists on photo, film and art projects. She has worked with Christoph Waltz, Heidi Klum, Sir Christopher Lee, Milla Jovovich, Meg Ryan, Anjelica Huston, Ciara, Cameron Dallas, Kelly Rohrbach, Dylan Penn, Pedro Almodovar, Amanda Seyfried, Jamie Bell, Taylor Lautner, Michael Schumacher, Rinko Kikuchi, Lindsey Vonn, Lake Bell, Tea Falco and so on.