AR was created as an extension of Aloha Rag, a brand that has proven Tatsugo Yoda’s discerning eye for fashion through his success as its owner and buyer for the past 25 years. In 2010, the New York Atelier was established to house a place to create the AR collection. Being continually inspired by travels to fashion cities throughout the world including New York, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, AR integrates its own style and artistry. The classic-yet-edgy collection is a take on nostalgic American basics, as well as timeless reinterpretations of military wear. Since its first season, the collections founded on this concept have been loved by internationally known high-end retail stores as well as customers from Aloha Rag in both Hawaii and New York locations.