Fusion Fashion Show at BK Fashion Weekend


MODE & CLASSIC NEW YORK presents the spring / summer 2012 collection featuring Japanese traditional fabrics and Kimonos on the Opening Night of Brooklyn Fashion Weekend.

     Time            Thursday, September 29, 2011
                         Door pen 7:00PM           Show  7:30PM

     Location       Industry City at Bush Terminal
                         241 37th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
                         (Near 36 St. Subway Station, D N R Train)

     Admission    Free, RSVP required

     RSVP           rsvp@bkfashionweekend.com

Kimono is a Japanese sophisticated garment with a long history, over one thousand years. Kimono is an ultimate eco-friendly garment, produced by handwork and passed on from one generation to another generation.

MODE & CLASSIC sublimes the Japanese exquisite style to the global fashion arena and promotes new elegant fashion styles, Fusion. The runway looks are divided into three parts, each with its own theme.

The first part is CLASSIC. Furisode, a young women’s long-sleeved formal dress, and Haori Hakama, a men’s traditional formal dress, are presented.

The second part is CLASSIC to MODE. A kimono designer / stylist, Hiromi Asai, makes the style change on stage.

The final part is MODE. A see-through kimono jacket and Ro summer kimono as well as men’s avant-garde style are presented. HINAYA KYOTO textiles and maco beads are widely applied for adding various tastes.


2nd and 3rd day of the NY fashion week

The second day of NY fashion week, I went to Costello Tagliapietra’s show. This brand is designed by two designers. They met each other in Parsons the School for Design. Following pictures are their fashion show. Their clothes are cute. They had collaborated with UNIQLO too.

On the 3rd day, Farah Angsana’s show was held at small stage called “box” in the Lincoln Center. Models were standing like mannequins and we walked around them. 

I found kimono woman cover of the pamphlet! I wondered the designer inspired by kimono when .she designed her clothes.

I have heard that there are many clothes inspired by kimono. After I knew the show’s theme, I felt the dress red color vividly. 
There was a belt looks like Obi-jime.

At night, I went to EVA MINGE’s show. She designed not only clothes but also swimming wear. The show started from swimming wear and it took about an hour to an end. She showed us 120 patterns of designs. I was surprised that the show was so long. The show impressed me but unfortunately in the middle of the show I starting to feel like sameness because most of them use black and white.

After the show, I was invited to her after party at Hudson hotel. I saw the actress who appears on the TV drama “Bones” and famous TV drama actor Vincent De Paul. I met with Paul again at Custo Barcelona’s show. It was 4th day of NY fashion week and when he noticed me, he grabbed my hand and said “Hi again!”

This picture is Hudson hotel’s library. The floor music was so loud so I felt comfortable when I went out to the terrace. Sound volume was nice at terrace.


NY fashion week has started

NY fashion week (Mercedes-Benz Fashion week) has started from September 8th. Since last February, this is the second time that our company has invited to the show. On the first day, Sept. 8th, I went to the main stage which held at Lincoln Center with my business partner Sugi. We went to Tadashi Shioji’s stage. As you may see from the picture below, there were many media.

Tadashi Shoji is Japanese designer. When the show began, brilliant green which reminded me forest, displayed on the wall. I easily understood that the theme of the show is nature. Evening dresses were very impressive and the constitution of the show was wonderful.
I saw pretty dress, it looks like tulip. The texture of the fabric and the dress shape were fit together nicely.

On the first day, many parties called “fashion night out” held at many place. 
I was invited to the party, VOGUE Photo Exhibit, "A MODEL'S LIFE", at W hotel. I went to the party with kimono and Chinese British woman Susie Bubble asked me to take picture of me. She is a famous fashion blogger. Recently there are many famous fashion blogger and some of them are active all over the world. I heard that one of them is only 14 years old. They influenced consumers a lot. Sometimes, their article has power to increase the attention to the little-known designer. Consumer collect information from their blog so it is said that “crisis of fashion magazine”. Maybe business model of the fashion market should be change over the course of the time. Meeting with Susan impressed me a lot.
There were many beautiful VOGUE’s models. They have more than 180cm and they were so beautiful that I could not express. The picture is taken at the party. During the NY fashion night out, NYC always become vibrant beautiful city. 

Following URL is fashion blogger Susan’s website.