Last weekend the Northwest Ohio Kimono Society hosted a kimono fashion show up in Temperance, MI. Our Kimono de jack group went to help out and model some outfits. It was a really fun experience and getting to hang out with so many kimono enthusiasts is always a treat. There really were a spectacular array of outfits ranging from yukata all the way to furisode. Unfortunately we had no male models, so no men’s wear was represented. One of the models did bring her little girl though so we did have an example of children’s wear. After the initial show we answered questions from the audience pertaining to kimono and it’s history. There was also a raffle, which I was able to donate a haori to that I’ll never wear. I feel good about it going to someone who will appreciate it. Afterwards we got to go outside and take some photos with a nice camera set up. Katrina, our hostess had a casual after party at her home and we spent the rest of the evening enjoying good food, drinks and new found friends. This experience has really motivated me to try and do something similar down here in Columbus. I’d love to see if we could get backing from JASCO and maybe get a really cool venue to do it in. I’m probably just dreaming, but it’s a nice dream.
I’m not sure who provided the advertisement poster but it was nicely done. I wanted to grab one of the smaller flyers before we left but didn’t get a chance. There is a small newspaper article floating around somewhere about the event as well.
Group photo credit goes to Ohio Kimono.