We had the "SUEKO OSHIMOTO 2013 Kimono Costume Collection" fashion show at the party celebrating the bublishing of the magazine "Miso for Life" in which our company took charge of the costume design of a cover. The hall is of the publidhing company Access Grooup Media located in Fountain Valley, California.
The theme for the fashion show was "New viantage," combining classic and contemporary using vintage Kimonos, colorful Obi(belt), gorgeous Uchikake(a highly formal kimono as a wedding gown) that were brought from Japan.
A present-day Oiran (courtesans in Japan).
Uchikake which the big carriage was drawn with extravagant gold thread, and Cherry blossom Obi. A layered bottom and that volume make you feel luxurious.
Vintage Kimono to "New Vintage" Kimono.
Contemporary styled vintage black Furisode(long-sleeved kimono) with five family crests made in the Meiji Era.
A sweet purple elegance.
A Victorian style dress uisng the kimono of the geisha girl with a snowy design. The costume design united with the "four seasons" which is a big feature of a kimono release's presence.
The cut is strange.
Ultimate Kimono Jacket where a nonchakant color was given to the lining cloth of the collar in addition to calculated tailoring. A black long skirt which shows the Japanese embroidery in which craft work shines on the whole surface. The modern style which shows the linner silver.
An upper class mixed new japonism.
The full length dress deeply cut chest area, the glossy purple clor show you more elegance. With just one touch this forgotten Kimono changed into the dress.
Skill of elegant couture.
The dress of Uchikake with gorgeous Japanese embroidery. This gorgeous piece one is like art that brings you to a dreamlike time.
Gorgeous and glorous, forcible red and gold.
This one is a new feeling modern oriental with Goreous reds and golds in a long sleeved kimono and fascinating midnight purple's long skirt . All would like to enjoy the elegant line which a drape makes.
Look at the elegant line that the drape creates. The colored fur on a tail is a trend this year.
Model: Mayuko Kimura (2005 Miss Universe Japan finalist)
The silver which carries out dffused reflection of light, The bridal dress with a classic pencil line is made cloth in a novel elegance. "new vintage" is expressed unbalancing with the boldly opened chest area and the Japanese feeling in back. Red colored lining cloth is a stylish point that tells you it's Japanese.
- BACKSTAGE report hair & makeup -
expression of "Wa(Japanese)" was done unting with the theme of "new vintage." Since it is a Spring/Summer collection we used the spring color for eyeliner and eye shadaw. And we used "hat" and "suehiro(fan)" for the hair design. I didn't want to lose the dignity of Mrs. Oshimoto's costume imagination. Hair and makeup by artist Chika Nomura.
We just got the cover photo of "Miso for Life" from the publisher.
You can also see the details for "Miso for Life" and behind the photo shoot here.
She is wearing the Kimono Costume that Sueko Oshimoto designed.
It will be published on December 8. A "Sueko Oshimoto Collection 2012 S/S" fashion show is held on the same day celebrating the publication of a magazine at "13 minutes magazine" publisher. There will be 500 guests, famous celebrities, and medeia on the red carpet! The admission will be free with various stage performances, food and drinks! Come by everyone!
We will keep you posted as soon as we know more details.
100 years ago as a proof of the friendship of Japan and the United States, 6,040 young trees of a cherry blossom was presented to Washington, D.C. Even 100 years later the cherry blossom trees of the Potomac River are still well known around the world.
The kimono lecture & fashion show was held at the University of Alaska Anchorage university as celebrating the 100th anniversary of the tree donation.
We are very honored to produce this show.
Here's the event's poster.
We started Kimono stylist and hair and make up in the morning. The show starts at 4pm!
5 minutes before the show starts, producer Oshimoto is doing the last check. Most of the models are studying Japanese at the University. They were very happy to wear Kimono since you can't buy Kimono there and there are no Kimono styling classes.
The show starts now!
We show from Komon, Homongi, and Kurotomesode. And men's Kimono. They brought their own Japanese items for the show.
Next is gorgeous Furisode. Audience applauded at this moment.
This is the Victoria dress style Sueko designed.
We had a geisha too.
*This wig is not used for a real geisha. We couldn't bring one from Los Angeles to Alaska.
After the fashion show, we had Furisode styling demonstration by Kentaro.
Sueko is explaining one by one.
Well Done! Thank you very much!
After a 10 minutes break, we had a Kimono lecture by Sueko.
We explain many kinds of Kimono including its history by using the projector.
We had a lecture that anyone even who is not familier with kimono can understand showing unique events that we have been doing.
She explain the thoughts Sueko has when making kimono dresses and comparing them with common dresses.
An audience was very interested by the knowledge that Sueko learned from the real geisha in Kyoto.
From Los Angeles and Canada, ten crew members gathered in Alaska for this show. Everyone arrived safe and the show was successful. Great thanks to University of Alaska Anchorage, the Alaska Japan consul, Alaska Airlines, Japan Foundation NY branch.
We received a request to do a kimono show with a lecture and a dressing demonstration from the University of Alaska.
They are going to have the Kimono day on October 7th Sunday. Miss Alaska University will be in the Kimono show.
In the lecture, we will show you the history of the kimono, from Jyunihitoe to today's kimono style.
And we will probably have a dressing demonstration of geisha.
It is the great opprtunity to show what is a kimono and what our company can do!
※This picture was taken at the show at Japanese American National Museum.
Yamanoryu will hold a Kimono show at Torrance Cultural Center on Apr. 22.
We will provide a Demonstration for how to wear kimono & a Kimono lecture too.
Torrance city hold Torrance Japanese Cultural Festival once a year, actually Torrance is a sister city to Kashiwa city, Chiba prefecture.
There are a lot of enterainments and food booths you can enjoy with your friends & family!
Our kimono show will start at 1:50 pm.
We provide the Best Japanese Elegance!!!
Also, we will broadcast our show on Ustream SUEHIRO Channel Live.
Don't miss it:)
On March 10th at "The Grove" in Los Angeles, we had a kimono fashion show to raise funds for the East Japan great earthquake "Endless Discovery Japan" sponsored by the Japanese consulate general.
"The Grove" is located in between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, and it is a very popular shopping and dinning place for both locals and tourists from all over the world.
Our kimono fashion show was not only for traditional kimonos but also modern kimonos designed by Sueko Oshimoto.
The audience loved the variety of kimonos such as homongi(semi formal for women), kurotomesode(the most formal kimono for married woman), furisode(long sleeved formal kimono for non married women) and a wedding kimono.
Everyone enjoyed the comical performance by male models.
Dancers performed with kimono costumes designed by Sueko Oshimoto with the music of "You make me feel".
Everyone from different countries know wedding dresses, so wedding dresses made with kimono were easy to relate to.
There were Victorian style and mini skirt style. They gave new impressions of Kimono.
We also showed how to dress Geisha and the Geisha performed. Since Geisha is one of the known unique Japanese culture, this was the one that local people were most interested in.
We had a wow moment when the bride took the hat off. This is Japanese Elegance.
It was a sunny day with lots of families visiting. I was fold that on this day the Grove had the highest number of visitors.
After we had the kimono shows twice at the Grove, we went to the Music Institute in Hollywood.
They also held a fundraising event for Japan relief and we received a request of modern and classic kimono shows.
This MI Concert Hall is able to accommodate 500 people, and the sound, display system, and monitors are perfect.
The show was successful and far exceeded our expectations because the kimono models walked beautifully and the dancers performed wonderfully.
"Ryukyu Shimpo" which is know news papers in Okinawa published about
Fashion show, lecture and demonstration at Univercity of Alaska that
happened on October 7th.
Click here for the article on the Ryukyu Shimpo.
They have also published us about.....
Yamano Ryu Kisou class Graduation Ceremony
Miss Asia USA
Ryukyu Shimpo is the major newspaper in Okinawa, Japan.
Her article is about Grand Vista Show we held at last October.
Actually, this is sencond time that she appear on it.
We held a appreciation party for Grand Vista that we provided Kimono costumes.
A lot of people came, especially, Rob who are a producer at CBS studio, Yoko Honda who is the exective producer for Grand Vista and the composer and many dancers!
We had some entertainment which are the fantastic Shamisen performance by Naoki Atkins and the amazed Sushi demo by Megumi Doi.
We really enjoy the party with great Grand Vista members:)
Everybody has a storong interest in the Sushi demo.lol
Super delux! Mega roll! and so qute, Panda roll! I can't eat it!
Special Thanks to Entertain Food Service
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Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.