Sunday, December 1st, 5pm:
LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) — Kimono stylist, producer, and author Rinko Kimino, who continues to demonstrate the kimono as a living, breathing, fashion item through her works, is producing her second major fashion event this coming December titled Kimono Girl in Wonderland.
Taking place at the enchanting Last Bookstore in the heart of Downtown LA, the event is appropriately themed after the internationally beloved classic Alice in Wonderland, and will reinvent the looks of iconic characters like the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts through Rinko’s unique styling choices. While kimono are generally associated with a strictly traditional aesthetic, this show aims to introduce local audiences to the flexibility and potential they have as a fashion item through the unlikely blend of Alice and kimono.
“Any creator or artist who sets foot in The Last Bookstore would probably be seized by the desire to ‘express’ something in this space. I’m no exception to that.” said Rinko Kimino, producer and stylist of Kimono Girl in Wonderland. “I want everyone to experience how playful and fun the kimono could be right here at the Bookstore, a spot unlike any other where people gather to soak up the local L.A. culture.”
For more information, or to inquire about VIP seating opportunities, please contact Amelia Cantlay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rinko Kimino
Rinko Kimino is a kimono stylist, producer, and author based in Los Angeles. Delightfully light-hearted and informative at once, her works promote Japanese traditions such as kimono, tenugui towels, and kabuki theater with a modern sensibility. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2010, she has embraced the joys of introducing the Japanese culture overseas. She is currently penning her 14th and 15th publications, due out next Spring.
For more information, please visit www.rinkokimino.com/english/.
About Kimono Days
Kimono Days was founded by Rinko Kimino in 2013 as an outlet to explore the kimono’s potential as a fashion item. Run by a small team of creative individuals, the website features a gallery showcasing the kimono in settings around Los Angeles that complement it in unexpected ways. The Kimono Days team is the powerhouse behind “Kimono Girl in Wonderland”, a follow-up to the 2011 fashion show “Kimono Girl Retro Pop x American Vintage”.
For more information, please visit www.kimonodays.com.