In 2017, Yu Minowa Watase graduated from Istituto Marangoni Milan, with a degree in Master Fashion and Luxury Brand Management. She was able to reach high marks that represented her talent (Research Method: 93/100, Strategic Marketing and Retail Analysis: 88/100, Commercialization and Retail: 85/100, Digital Brand Management: 83/100, Fashion Product Development: 78/100).
Before studying abroad, she was working in Inditex, Zara Japan for over 10 years (2007 to 2017). Her last role was “Commercial Manager”, position in which she was managing 15 stores in East Japan. After graduating from Istituto Marangoni, she went back to Japan and started her career as a “Retail Manager” at Versace (2018) and Celine (2018 to 2020).
Since 2021, she has started her own business.