Hiromi Asai: Artisanal Kimono Fabric in Modern Fashion
March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Coinciding with L.A. Fashion Week, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles presents a special showcase with prolific kimono designer, Hiromi Asai, featuring 16 looks from her latest menswear collections, followed by a talk by the designer and two of the expert artisans she works. She will also share a unique creation that just made its debut at this year’s New York and Paris Fashion Weeks – the “1000 Year Coat,” celebrating the kimono’s more-than-1000 year history in Japan, and illustrating her belief that the kimono isn’t restricted to one form. It will be a singular opportunity to learn about fashion, culture, and how to remix heritage for a global audience. In the words of Asai, “I think that we have to keep creating and relevant products and try to meet global market for preserving and even developing the art of craftsmanship.”
-Showcase of 16 looks from Asai’s latest collections
-Presentation of the “1000 Year Coat”
-Talk: Hiromi Asai, Yuji Shibata, and Toru Yamamoto (traveling from Japan specially for this event)
*Minors must be accompanied by a guardian or adult.