"PUTUMAYO Fashion Show"
8.29.2015 2:30pm-3:30pm 60 mins
8.30.2015 1:30pm-2:30pm 60 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Autographs
Haruka Kurebayashi is a popular fashion designer and model. Famous for her emphasis on animal motifs and the "Decorative" style (known by fans as Decora), an approach to fashion that revolves around neon colors and innumerable accessories, Kurebayashi is ranked number 1 in popularity in the world of Decora fashion. Eager to help her fans, Kurebayashi has also created numerous video tutorials teaching Decora and other fashion styles, providing tips on hair, makeup, and more.
As a frequent model for the Japanese Punk Fashion Magazine KERA, Haruka garners praise from readers throughout Japan. Kurebayashi has also appeared twice as a guest on Kawaii TV on NHK Tokyo, a television program that showcases the essence of Kawaii pop culture in Tokyo.
In 2012, Kurebayashi performed as a runway model at "Harajuku kawaii FES 2012." The largest Harajuku fashion and community event ever, it spanned not only locations in Japan such as Harajuku, Shibuya, Osaka, and Tokyo Big Sight, but also Japan Expo in Paris, Europe’s largest anime convention.
Kurebayashi opened her own apparel brand in 2013 called "90884" (pronounced "Kyuu Zero Hachi Hachi Yon"), which advertises itself as being for people who live in the "25th century." Since then, she has collaborated with other brands to make apparel, worked as both an image model and a promotional model, and is one of the rising stars of modeling in Japan.