Kazuyo was born at Nara in the shrine with a history of more than 1400 years,  growing up surrounded by the tradition of the sum.

Such as working with her father in manufacturing the kimono bag at Kyoto, learned early on the basic stroke of the bag making.

After studying textile design in Kyoto, In 1985 went to Italy, became the assistant designer of Piero Guidi.

in ’87 moved to New York, attended the Fashion Institute of Technology , and learn the jewelry and a hat design 

worked as a handbag designer at the same time, Donna Karan,  Robert Lee Morris, Carlos Falchi, Sharif and Maxx NY


In ’97 established her own brand "KAZUYO NAKANO NEW YORK", opened the antenna shop in Nolita district.

Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue,  Henry Bendel,  Bloomingdales and Speciality retail stores throughout the United States 

becomes the client, in addition, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, expanding the market into Asia.

Along with the management extension, moved the shop to Soho district in 2003.

In 2004,  Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi opened as the antenna shop, the famous department stores in Japan Isetan, Daimaru such as Hankyu became the client.


Involved in the development of the next generation, speaking at Fashion Institute of Technology, and the United States New York City University, 

In 2010 begin to hold a lecture in various locations in Japan


In 2012 Start sales of the new brand  ‘’K.N.AguilerA’’ luxury reptiles handbags

also established the consulting business to support Japanese companies to expand into overseas markets.


In 2015 Appointed the creative director of  “Pelle Borsa  Kazuyo Nakano New York”, started selling it to a high-end consumer in Japan.

in 2017 Continuing to create innovative designs, Combining analog and the latest innovative tools 3D Fashion design software program to design processes, eliminate unnecessary physical sampling and shipping costs, and contributes  Sustainability practices.
In addition, she started Custom Tailored CLO3D design softwear program Training and implementation services specialized in Apparel & Handbag products development. 

she lives with husband Nibaldo Aguilera Ph.D., in Manhattan