Photos by Randy Brooke.
In addition to being featured on NY 1 News, Japanese fashion designer Mari Matsumoto and Korean textile designer Kyung Min Kim are listed on Forbes.com as “Designers to Watch” and an image from their collection appeared in Women’s Wear Daily with the review of the show.
Mari incorporated her understanding of Japanese clothing and the Kabuki way of styling into her collaborative collection with Kyung who based her textiles on Mari’s journey from grief to growth following the death of her mother. Mari and Kyung were also featured in a two-page spread in the Summer 2006 issue of Art Works Magazine.
Kyung Min has decided to create a collection for New York in 2007 while Mari will return to Japan to pursue her fashion career.