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Discuss Kimono Future In Kyoto At Rinpa 400th Anniversary Kimono Symposium
Rinpa 400th anniversary kimono symposium is held in Kyoto, Japan on March 27 sponsored by Kimono Artisan Kyoto. US-based kimono fashion designer / stylist, Hiromi Asai, talks about global trends of kimono.
"Rinpa" (which can also be spelled "Rimpa") is a term which refers to a distinctive style of Japanese art which arose in the early 17th century. Literally Rinpa means "school of Korin" and derives its name from the painter Ogata Korin, but Rinpa is thought to be originated from the art produced by Hon-ami Koetsu who open his artistic village in the northern region of Kyoto in 1615. Rinpa artists worked in various formats: screens, fans and hanging scrolls, lacquerware, ceramics, and kimono textiles. Rinpa art is characterized by boldness, simplification, and abbreviation, and predicts the trend of the modern art and design.
Kimono is a Japanese sophisticated garment with a long history, over one thousand years. Kimono culture and art flourished about 300-400 years ago at the same time as Rinpa flourished. Since then, Rinpa hugely affects kimono design and motifs up to the present time. In this kimono symposium, experts from various fields, including Hiromi Asai, and public officials from Japanese government, Kyoto City, and Kyoto Prefecture discuss about the future of kimono and kimono business. All the panelists try to open a new era for kimono. Hiromi Asai emphasizes the potential of kimono, which would be recognized as one of formal wears in the world.
[Details of the event]
Rinpa 400th Anniversary Kimono Symposium
*Date and Time
March 27, 2015
1 pm - 3 pm
584 Komatsu-chō, Higashiyama-
Free, need entrance fee of the temple 500 JPY
Kimono Artisan Kyoto: info@kimono-
MODE & CLASSIC LLC: firstname.lastname@example.org
[About Hiromi Asai and MODE & CLASSIC]
Hiromi Asai (http://www.kimonoflorida.com/
After she came to New York City in 2008, she started her styling business as Kimono Hiro in NY. Then she founded MODE & CLASSIC LLC in 2010. MODE & CLASSIC is now recognized as a unique kimono styling / design company in the United States.
Her activity attracts attention in the United States, as the interview appeared in The New York Times ("Wrestling the silk" in April, 2009) and the opinion about kimono fashion was published in The International Herald Tribune / New York Times ("Liberate the kimono" in March, 2011).
Hiromi Asai and Mode & Classic created various fashion & art pieces featuring kimono for advertisements (Verizon Wireless in 2009), fashion magazines, films and TV programs. Hiromi Asai and Mode & Classic also gave kimono demonstrations across the States. Hiromi Asai collaborated with a designer, Susan Cianciolo to produce fantastic styles at New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011collection. The collaboration in the art field was accomplished with a visual artist and photographer, Laurie Simmons, to create a film: Geisha Song and a series of photos: The Love Doll. In addition, Hiromi Asai and Mode & Classic successfully produced a series of kimono fashion shows at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2011. Mode & Classic is expanding the world-wide business for kimono fashion design and styling. Furthermore, Hiromi Asai and MODE & CLASSIC present seasonal fashion collection featuring kimonos, starting as "FUSION" for Spring/Summer 2012 at BK Fashion Weekend.
In 2013, Hiromi Asai opened a new studio "Kimono Hiro in FL" in South Florida. Hiromi Asai offers various services related to kimono and Japanese fashion in New York as well as in Florida. Hiromi also produces the kimono fashion show at Miami Beach Botanical Garden in 2015.
Kimono Hiro in FL: http://www.kimonoflorida.com
Kimono Hiro in NY: http://www.kimonohiro.com
[About Kimono Artisan Kyoto]
Kimono Artisan Kyoto is a determined association of textile artisans who use age-old techniques such as Kyo-Yuzen, Surigata-Yuzen, Kyo-Shu, Kyo-Kanoko Shibori, and Nishijin-ori to make kimono, the traditional dress of Japan. As bearers of a world-renowned cultural industry, we hope to create “a kimono lifestyle” where everyone has their own unique piece to enjoy in their daily lives. In the old capital of Kyoto, we have tied together an association of talented and professional artisans for “kimono-making”
Hiromi Asai: Kimono Hiro NY & FL / MODE & CLASSIC
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