Kickstarter Challenge to Bring Real Kimono to New York Fashion Week for Helping Artisans to Survive

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.

Jul 02, 2015, 07:00 ET from Kimono Hiro Inc.

NEW YORK, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimono artisans and art of kimono creation are on the verge of a crisis because of reduction of kimono market, aging of artisans, and lack of their successors in Japan. For expanding kimono markets to the world, kimono artisans stand out and plan to show their kimono outfits on stage at New York Fashion Week in February 2016, produced by a kimono fashion stylist, Hiromi Asai. This project is organized by non-profit organizations, Kimono Hiro Inc. and Kimono Artisan Kyoto. For this project, Kickstarter campaign is ongoing until July 31.

Hiromi Asai is a New York-Florida based internationally acclaimed kimono-stylist and designer. Kimono Artisan Kyoto is a leading association of kimono textile artisans in Kyoto, Japan, who use the most prominent age-old techniques to make kimonos. Their plan is to produce the world's first Kimono fashion show at New York Fashion Week in a standard catwalk style.

The first aim of this project is to demonstrate authentic kimono beauty and elegance at one of the biggest world fashion venues, which will arouse great interest in kimono all over the world. People who see this show will rediscover that "old-fashioned" kimono is really a "modern" dress with huge capacity of variation. The second aim of our project is to encourage kimono artisans and make the kimono industry re-flourish through making bigger market of kimono in the world.

About the Campaign
Their Kickstarter campaign started on June 11 and finishes on July 31. They plan to finance $50,000 for 50 days. Now they reached to almost 30% of their financing goal and are thought to be one of the promising campaigns.

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Kimono Hiro Inc. is a non-profit organization with certified 501(c)(3) tax exempt, to promote Kimono to the world market.

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