My fellow fashionista friend, Carlisia of Mac Fashion House, and I went to an innovative student fashion show on Sunday at our fashion alma mater, Seattle Central College. It was so inspiring! The Bunka Women's University in Tokyo has an amazing fashion program that includes not only fashion design, but also Fashion Styling, Fashion Event Production, Fashion Journalism and Stage/Film Costume Design. This annual fashion show, which is shown in the US and France, was entirely designed and produced by Bunka University design students. The goal of the Bunka Fashion Department is to "Create global minded leaders that are able to contribute to the International Fashion Scene."
The fashion show was extremely well choreographed and the lighting and music created the kind of dramatics and theatrical vibe you would expect from high end fashion houses. I was so incredibly impressed. Not to mention, I enjoyed seeing all of the lovely Japanese models with their sweet faces and normal heights. The students, who worked in groups, wowed the Seattle audience with their 11 distinctly themed fashion sets. The highlights for me included COSMIC: a space age mod/Matrix set, MATSURI: a neo-traditional Japanese festival theme, KNIT: a completely crocheted, precious, pastel colored collection, and EMBROIDERY: a collection of A-line dresses with elaborate embroidered flowers. I messed up and forgot my camera or else I would have more photos for you, oh well...take my word for it, it was fantastic! Make sure to go next year!