Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit

  Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit Thursday, October 12 until Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway at 19th Street Admission: Free In conjunction their ongoing Kimono Visionaries Series, Globus Washitsu is hosting a new exhibition Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono starting October 11. In Japanese Fudangi means “everyday clothes,” and prior to the 20th century, kimono was worn … Continue reading Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit

Japan Society Presents a Talk on Kimono Traditions

    Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Admission: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors, and students If there is one garment that represents Japanese culture and heritage, it is the kimono. The kimono as we know it today, with straight cut lines, dates back … Continue reading Japan Society Presents a Talk on Kimono Traditions

Jen's Top 5 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet for this year? Perhaps you thrive off last-minute shopping. Or maybe the warmer weather this season is throwing you off? Either way, we have complied a list of the top 5 Japanese-related, last-minute gifts in the New York area. Most you can get online or are just a quick errand in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Hopefully you can finish … Continue reading Jen's Top 5 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

A Fashion Show That Was Beyond Kimono

Beyond Kimono was more then just a fashion show; it was an evening of Japanese culture for all five senses featuring fashion, dance, piano, food and drink hosted by Be JAPON, a non-profit organization. Be JAPON is dedicated to presenting Japanese beauty to the world under its concept “tradition and creation.” Held at Chelsea’s Holy Apostles Ballroom on 9th Avenue at 28th Street on Saturday, November 7, … Continue reading A Fashion Show That Was Beyond Kimono

Top Five Tokyo Fashion Trends

Twice a year I have the amazing opportunity to travel to Tokyo for inspiration trips for my job as a design director of an accessories company. The purpose of the trips is to study trends, specifically of the young, fast fashion crowd. I spend most of my time in the trendiest areas of Shibuya and Harajuku, but I also visit the department stores of Shinjuku … Continue reading Top Five Tokyo Fashion Trends