The Nisei Week Foundation will conclude 75th anniversary festivities with a fashion event featuring Kimono SK on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.
A film noir vibe, with an evening of sights and sounds that will transport you into a world of samurai with vintage and modern kimono, this event promises to be special. A reception will follow the fashion event. Tickets are $50 (general seating) and available on Eventbrite. Ticket request forms can be downloaded at niseiweek.org.
The event features the designs of Sueko Oshimoto of Kimono SK, a world-renowned kimono stylist and designer. Her creations have been seen in numerous international fashion publications and films/television, most recently in “Wolverine,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” J-pop group videos, and music events. Oshimoto has designed the Miss Universe Japan national costume twice and was recently confirmed to design the current Miss Japan’s national costume for the pageant in January 2016.
The show will include a fun hat segment from Goorin Bros. millinery and exquisite, one-of-a-kind vintage dresses from Ms. Vintage in Playa del Rey. It will also feature a geisha dancer along with modern interpretations of kimono (hip-hop and Harajuku inspired). Models will include former Nisei Week queens and court members. The 2015 Nisei Week queen and her court will also be present at the event.
The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 N Central Ave. in Little Tokyo. For more information, visit niseiweek.org.
The Nisei Week Foundation was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to oversee and organize the Nisei Week Japanese Festival, one of the longest-running ethnic festivals of its kind. The foundation’s mission is to promote Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while bringing together the diverse communities of Southern California through arts and cultural education.