Plantation was originally founded by Issey Miyake in 1981, but now it belongs to A-net Inc (established in 1996 in Tokyo). The brand is now operating in Japan with a designer called Naoki Takizawa.
A year after graduating from the Kuwasawa Design School in 1981, Naoki Takizawa got his first job at Issey Miyake. From 1993, he was responsible for the men's line of Issey Miyake, and from 1999 he became chief designer for the whole Issey Miyake collection. He was also the creative director for Helmut Lang in 2010 and a designer in Uniqlo.