Kumiko is a very talented designer maker that has an array of skills and experiences. While studying Textile Design at Tama Art University Kumiko became involved in costume design when she was talent spotted during her third year talent show by theatre producers. This was the beginning of Kumiko’s costume design career. Kumiko then moved to London to further her studies in costume design at London College of Fashion. Kumiko has since worked as an assistant to international artist Lucy Orta, with theatre designer Dick Bird, and has created a collection for fashion designer Walid Al Damirji. Kumiko’s work has featured in Joseph, performances at The Globe Theatre, Barbican Theatre, the Nottinghill Carnival, Aldeburgh Music Carnival, and many other productions.
Kumiko flexed her creative talent for a project that she did for TONI&GUY hair salon, these costumes where made for top stylist Ryuta Saiga! a Punk version of Alice and Wonderland…Alice in Punk Land. Kumiko designed the costumes for the four main characters Alice, the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar and the Queen. What a fantastic project to work on and the work looks great!!
Kumiko flexed her creative talent for a project that she did for TONI&GUY hair salon, these costumes where made for top stylist Ryuta Saiga! a Punk version of Alice and Wonderland…Alice in Punk Land. Kumiko designed the costumes for the four main characters Alice, the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar and the Queen. What a fantastic project to work on and the work looks great!!
Kumiko flexed her creative talent for a project that she did for TONI&GUY hair salon, these costumes where made for top stylist Ryuta Saiga! a Punk version of Alice and Wonderland…Alice in Punk Land. Kumiko designed the costumes for the four main characters Alice, the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar and the Queen. What a fantastic project to work on and the work looks great!!
Another great project is Carmilla, Carmilla is a gothic novel by Josseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman’s susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. The textures, colours, tones and highlights created in the costumes make a deep dark look to these creations! Kumiko wanted to emphases certain elements in a Vampires characteristics.