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  • Media Kit

    for

    Hiromi Asai & Kimono Artisan Kyoto

  • Hiromi Asai & Kimono Artisan Kyoto

    Kimono: Kimono is originally a Japanese garment with many unique features: form, motif, design, fabrics, and accessories. Kimono has a long history — more than 1,000 years — in Japan. Though many people in the world know the word “Kimono”, most people don’t know what really Kimono is and how beautiful Kimono is.

    Our Fashion Concept: We focus on authentic Kimono Fashion and distribute Kimono Fashion to all over the world. We believe that Kimono will be recognized as a universal formal wear that is beyond cultural and ethnic boundaries.

    Our Mission and Products: A US-based kimono fashion stylist/designer, Hiromi Asai, and a leading association of kimono artisans in Kyoto, Japan, Kimono Artisan Kyoto, collaborate for expanding the market of Kimono Fashion to the world. We will provide authentic Kimono outfits with the highest qualities directly from Kyoto. People that see our Kimono outfits will rediscover and wonder that "old-fashioned" Kimono is really a "modern" dress with huge capacity of variation.

  • Kimono Artisan Kyoto

    Hiromi Asai is New York-Florida based internationally acclaimed kimono stylist and designer, to work for fashion magazines and advertisements. She produced many kimono fashion shows at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, and in New York, as well as in Florida. She also founded a non-profit organization, Kimono Hiro Inc. to diffuse kimono fashion to the world.

    Hiromi Asai

    Kimono Artisan Kyoto, a Japanese non-profit organization, is a leading association of kimono textile artisans in Kyoto, who use the most prominent age-old techniques in Japan. Members of this association can cooperate to provide all kimono outfits by themselves. Some remembers and workshops were founded more than 100 years ago. Kimono Artisan Kyoto acts internationally for the future of kimono and kimono artisans and creates the highest quality of kimono in Japan.

    Attending Members • Fujii-shibori - Kyō-kanoko-shibori tie-dyeing, President • Muromachi-Kyosho - Kyō-yūzen dyeing, Vise-president • Tachibana - Surigata-yūzen dyeing • Nariken-Kobo - Kyō-yūzen dyeing • Murayama Shishu - Kyō-nui embroidery • Mutsuro - Tsujigahana tie-dyeing • Shiko - Nishijin-ori brocade • Shojyu-en - handcraft dyeing and weaving • Fuji-Kobo - Japanese tailoring • Asaimi - Jyuban undergarment and lining materials • Wakomono-SACRA - Japanese kimono accessories, bags, shoes

  • Fashion Images

  • Product images

  • Collection Publications

    “i-D” Magazine (3/2012): Mode & Classic (Hiromi Asai)

    “Vogue Germany” (12/2012): Mode & Classic / Hiromi Asai “Chic Today” (1/2010): Kimono Hiro in NY (Hiromi Asai)

    “Exhibition” Magazine (2/2014): Mode & Classic/Hiromi Asai

  • Collection Publications (Japan)

    “Utsukushii Kimono” (2014 Spring) Fuji-Kobo “Mistress” (1/2015) SACRA KYOTO JAPAN

    “Utsukushii Kimono” (2014 Spring) Fuji-Kobo

  • Media Exposure (Advertisement)

    Verizon Wireless (2009) Hiromi Asai KDDI mobile (2010) Hiromi Asai NHK BS (2015) Fujii-shibori

    Suntory (2009-2011) Fujii-shibori

    Mitsubishi Electrics (2014) Fujii-shibori

  • Media Coverage DONNA COLLEZIONI: New York collection 2012 S/S (11/2011) Hiromi Asai

    COLLEZIONI Haute Couture: New York Wedding Collection (3/2012) Hiromi Asai

    New York Times (4/2009) Hiromi Asai Miami Herald: Fashion Show in Miami Beach (3/2015) Hiromi Asai

  • Media Coverage (Others)

    Hiromi Asai & Kimono Artisan Kyoto Collection (7/2015)

    Hiromi Asai collaboration with Susan Canciolo (2/2011)

    Hiromi Asai in BK Fashion Weekend (9/2011)

  • New York Fashion Week A/W 2011-12 Hiromi Asai collaboration with Susan Cianciolo

    Brooklyn Fashion Week{End} S/S 2012 Hiromi Asai

    Kimono Salone 2014 Kimono Artisan Kyoto Miami Beach 2015 Hiromi Asai

    Fashion Show & Collaboration

  • Recent Press Release

    Kickstarter Challenge to Bring Real Kimono to New York Fashion Week for Helping Artisans to Survive (7/2/2015)

    Kimono artisans and stylist plan to bring Kimono to New York Fashion Week in February 2016 for helping Kimono artisans to survive. The Kickstarter campaign for this project, organized by non- profit organizations, is on-going until July 31, 2015.

    Succeed Kickstarter Crowdfunding to Bring Real Kimono to New York Fashion Week for Saving Artisans (7/29/2015)

    Kimono artisans and stylist bring Kimono on runway at New York Fashion Week in February 2016 for saving dying art of kimono creation. This project is successfully funded at $50,000 by Kickstarter crowdfunding. The campaign continues until July 31.

  • Fact Sheet

    -Brand Name- Hiromi Asai & Kimono Artisan Kyoto

    -Designer Name- Hiromi Asai

    -Company Name- Kimono Hiro Inc. : non-Profit Organization in NY, founded in 2015

    -Show Room- 365 Rokkaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto, 604-8212, Japan Show Room will open during NYFW in February, 2016 (Details update soon)

    -Retail Shops- Major Department Stores in Japan

    -Contact- Hiromi Asai : President, Kimono Hiro Inc. 576 Fifth Ave, Suite 903, New York, NY 10036 Phone: 646-233-1487 Email: info@hiromi-asai.com

    mailto:info@hiromi-asai.com

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