Mother and daughter AsakoTomita, Tamlyn Tomita, and former Nisei Week Princess Saki Uechi model traditional Okinawan kimonos during the “Kimono Through the Seasons of Life” portion of the show, which was coordinated by Hiro Shichiro Bando. (Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)
Nisei Week’s fashion show took place this past Sunday at the Omni Hotel, in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendees were treated to a great afternoon of fashion and laughs. MC-ed by Helen Ota and Rodney Kageyama, the fashions ranged from traditional kimono to the latest styles for children, women and men. The participating designers included A. to RI. E, Citron, Ryan Roberts, Krista Larson and Nutmeg.
The children’s designs were a big hit with the crowd, when these three little tykes modeled the clothing.
Steffanie Keiko Tamehiro, former 2005 Nisei Week Queen, takes her turn on the cat walk modeling one of the many designs.