Featured Performer 2018: KimonoSK Fashion Show
Fashion / Costume Designer
Executive Director of Yamano Kimono Dressing School U.S. Branch
Life Time Achievement in Style and Philanthropy Top Designer 2016
Hollywood Costume Designer Honor Award 2016
Winner – Best Costume, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2014 – “Kiss of a Siren”
5th Place – Miss Universe National Costume Award 2013 – Miss Japan
Winner – Jury’s Special Award, International Kimono Styling / Dressing Contest in Tokyo 2006
Known for her innovative costume design in the futuristic, classic and fantasy genre, her imaginative use of unconventional materials and infinite eye for detail, the work of Sueko Oshimoto has been featured in Best Costume award-winning fashion film and television, as well as countless international fashion magazines such as VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Germany and L’OFFICIEL India. Her powerful use of color to tell stories on screen and the combination of exaggerated proportions in silhouette with a couture fashion edge has quickly become her trademark.
Her academic studies in Japanese culture, passion of architecture, flower arrangement, color consultant and also the background of over 22 years as a kimono master moved her effortlessly into the direction of costume design. Sueko designed national costumes for Miss Universe Japan for 2 consecutive years since 2013, and she won 5th prize in the national costume category in the first year.
Throughout the years, Sueko has dressed celebrities such as Miranda Kerr and Carmen Electra, and has costumed music videos for Sean Paul and DJ Diplo. Sueko was honored to be selected her work for ‘VOGUE Japan 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ alongside strong influential photographer Camilla Akrans, Sissy Vian and other artists. She was also featured in fashion film ‘Kiss of A Siren’, in which she created more than 20 kimono dresses and spectacular creations. The fashion film won Best Costume Design and Best Picture at La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, which is the Cannes of the fashion film world.
Her work as a costume designer in film has recently caught the eye of some of Hollywood’s most noted film directors, and is currently based in L.A. and Japan. She is also a member of the 892 Costume Designer’s Guild Union and is the owner of Kimono SK – a costume house specializing Japanese kimono.