Founded in 2001 by Tatsuro Horikawa as a broader creative concept, Julius has shown its line of mens ready-to-wear since 2004 when it debuted at Tokyo Fashion Week. Julius takes inspiration from Zen and other aspects of Buddhism, an influence that stems from Horikawa’s forbidden and clandestine journey into Tibet from China and subsequent stay at a monastery in the region. Julius has showed at Paris Mens Fashion Week since 2008.