Glamorous Fashion at Nisei Week Showcase


The annual Nisei Week Fashion Show and Boutique is just around the corner on Sunday, June 13 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. This annual event will feature shopping, a luncheon and a contemporary fashion presentation showcasing the latest ready-to-wear for women from Citron Clothing Inc. and Ryan Roberts with menswear from Georg Roth Los Angeles.  Also joining this year’s line-up is women’s designer, Babette.

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Steffanie Tamehiro models at the Nisei Week Fashion Show. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

This year’s event will also include a special fashion segment modeled by the Okinawa dance group highlighting beautiful and colorful Okinawa costumes.   These authentic costumes provided by Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai represent the cultural attire worn for the traditional Okinawa dance.

Lively commentary will be provided by Tamlyn Tomita, movie and television actress and will include a look at how accessories play a key role in expanding wardrobe options with the following designers:

Citron Clothing Inc.: Creator Ricki Wolman designs with the influence of different culture past and present.  Collections are found locally at Nordstrom and other international major clothing retailers.

Ryan Roberts: Ryan Roberts creates with simplicity and practicality. He designs both women’s and menswear and was named “Menswear Designer of the Year” by the city of Toronto.
GRLA: Georg Roth Los Angeles was launched three years ago. He designs men’s shirts that are great for all occasions and reflect his unique personal style and has developed a strong following throughout the U.S.

Babette: Babette uses sophisticated colors and bold geometric shapes.

American Airlines is donating this year’s fashion show raffle grand prize: two roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. or Mexico.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with our special Shopping Boutique for you Shop-aholics. You’ll find a vast assortment of clothing, jewelry and accessories. Most of our most popular vendors will be returning along with a few new ones.

Doors open for the lunch and fashion show at 11:30 a.m.  Optimize your view by reserving a “Designer” table for $1,000 (seating for 10) or $100 per seat.  General seating is $70 per person or $700 per table (seating for 10) reserved before Tuesday, May 25. Ticket prices will be $75 per person after that date.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is located at 506 South Grand Ave,, Los Angeles, CA. For ticket sales and information, call Joyce Chinn at the Nisei Week office (213) 687-7193.

The 70th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival will take place in Little Tokyo from Aug. 15-23.


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