Satoko Nakagawa is a New York based Japanese designer born in Tokyo, Japan. She has worked at Prada and Head Porter for 8 years in Tokyo before studying shoe making and accessories design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While completing her degree she worked for Chiyome as a Japan sales liaison and a design studio assistant. She also worked for Yagi Tsusho as a buyer for Japanese speciality stores and departments stores.
After graduated from FIT, she worked with New York based fine artist Alex Dodge as an art studio manager and she spent for 4 months coordinating and traveling in Japan visiting various traditional artisans and carpenters learning about handcraft and manufacturing techniques.
She launched women's contemporary handbags and small accessories brand HATORI and introducing her first and classic collection for spring and summer 2018. Her handbags and accessories balance the modern and playful with historical craft and tradition.