Calligraphy and fashion: Hiroko Koshino

Renowned fashion designer, Hiroko Koshino, has combined her calligraphy and painting talents with her innovative interpretation of the traditional Japanese dress for her latest exhibition.  Koshino will exhibit her Fall Winter 2011-2012 collection alongside her sketches and calligraphy at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, from 7th to 10th July 2011.

Koshino’s roots in design and fashion arun deep. Her grandfather was a dealer of antique kimono fabrics, her father was a tailor, and her mother managed a western clothes store. It made great sense then, that Koshino’s trademark is an updated version of the kimono, with exquisite textiles and prints of her own designs.

While taking over her mother’s store after graduating from Bunka Fashion College, Koshino served as the in-house designer of the Ginza Komatsu Store (currently Ginza Komatsu), and eventually opened her haute couture store in Shinsaibashi, a prime location in Osaka.

In her own words, Koshino said, “Art has always been my grand passion throughout my life. It is therefore my pleasure to welcome you to the heart of my universe; a unique union of art work, and fashion. Focusing on the most artistic elements of my work, this annual exhibition introduces to you my paintings, calligraphy, as well as textile designs which are born from my art, and selected pieces from my 2011-12 Autumn/Winter collection. I invite you to share this special moment, and to discover and explore the world of my creativity.”

X Sybil

(Images from Koshino’s website and Luxuryculture)

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