Kiko Matsuyama spent most of her formative years in Hawaii and California. Living so close to the beach and ocean and experiencing that way of life, left a lasting impact and influenced her style and fashion. In 2007, she ran for Miss Universe Japan and emerged as one of the finalists. The experience of modelling as well as working with some of the best designers sparked a desire to create her own brand. La Riviera is the culmination of that dream.
Valentina Perissi, designer for Roberto Cavalli met Kiko Matsuyama in London. Valentina’s draping and design expertise paired with Matsuyama’s art direction resulted in the birth of La Riviera in 2013.