Black Crane is designed by Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki. Alexander and Momoko both moved to Los Angeles from Tokyo when they were teenagers—Alexander to pursue his surfing career before he moved into graphic design, and Momo to pursue her creative education including environmental art and architecture.

Alexander and Momoko are deeply interested in their Japanese roots as well as ancient Japanese culture and civilization, these inspirations can be seen readily through their collections. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, their collection is characterized as both minimal and edgy. All of their production takes place locally in Los Angeles.