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Graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York in 1989.

He has started his career at Issey Miyake in Tokyo, then has moved to Paris in 1991 to work for Cerruti and then for Gucci by Tom Ford.

In 1995, he has moved to New York to be the Head Designer for Donna Karan Collection.

After having worked as a freelance designer / consultant for Italian Brands such as Max Mara, he has become the Head Designer for Jil Sander in Hamburg in 1999.

In 2000, he has become the Creative Director for Allegri in Florence, At the same time, he has launched his own collection, NAO TAKEKOSHI in Tokyo, then in 2004, in Milan.

During the period, he has also consulted for Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, and Aquascutum, acted as a “Creative Director / Liaison” between the Brands and Japanese licensees.

In 2010, he has started his exclusive Men’s project, NAO TAKEKOSHI Su Misura, a “Made to Measure” in Italy.

In 2012, he has become the Creative Consultant for Calvin Klein Collection in New York.

In 2016, he has re-launched his NAO TAKEKOSHI collection in Milan. 

ニューヨークのPARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGNを卒業後、東京のISSEY MIYAKEを経て渡仏。

CERRUTI、TOM FORD FOR GUCCIを経てニューヨークに渡りDONNA KARANのチーフデザイナーとなる。

その後ニューヨークを拠点にフリーランスでニューヨーク、ミラノのブランドのデザインの後、ハンブルグに渡りJIL SANDERのチーフデザイナーを勤める。

2004FALLより自身のコレクションNAO TAKEKOSHIをイタリーで発表。

以来CREATICVE DIRECTORCONSULTANTとしてBURBERRY, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, ALLEGRI,AQUASCUTUMなどのブランドに携わる。

2010年にメンズのオーダーメイドプロジェクト、NAO TAKEKOSHI Su Misuraを開始。

2012 よりニューヨークにてCALVIN KLEIN COLLETIONのクリエイティブコンサルタントを務める。

2016AWよりNAO TAKEKOSHIのレディースラインをミラノで再開する。

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