SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awardは、日本の伝統産業と世界の若手クリエイターを結び、未来への新しいアイデアを生み出すことを目的に開催されます。 2012〜2019年、アジアを中心としたファッション学生を対象に「日本」をテーマにしたデザインアワードを実施し、計7ヶ国で32回のグランプリ大会を開催しました。 2020年からは、「日本の素材」をテーマにしたインターナショナルコンクールとしてうまれ変わり、毎回日本の伝統素材を使用した素晴らしいデザインが世界中から寄せられています。

The SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Award aims to connect Japan's traditional industry with young creators from around the world to generate new ideas for the future. From 2012 to 2019, the Fashion design award was held for fashion students, mainly from Asia, on the theme of "Japan," with a total of 32 grand prix competitions in seven countries. Since 2020, the competition has expanded to an international scale by proposing the theme of "Japanese materials", and each time wonderful designs using traditional Japanese materials are submitted from all over the world.

Fashion Design Award
in Philadelphia

July 6, 3pm

SAKURA COLLECTIONファッションデザインアワード、アメリカで初開催!

Event Schedule


Fashion Show Opening Remarks

・Mikio Mori (Ambassador, Consul-General of Consulate General of Japan, New York)

・Jim Kenney (Mayor of Philadelphia)

・Frederick Dickinson (Professor of History and Director, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania)


Performance /Traditional Japanese bamboo flute(shakuhachi) and sword battle


Award Ceremony


Pennsylvania University @Iron Gate Theate (​3700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104​)



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: Quang Pham, Risa Fugetsu, Shirley Liu, Lon’yea Ellis, Mahdiya Trudeau-Willams, Melissa Briner, James Mamrol, Jirapa Monchaitanapat, Joee Fung, Dianchen Cai


Elissa Bloom

Executive Director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. She has been with the organization since 2011 and launched the successful initiative which is now used as an international model for fashion incubation.

Osamu Saito

Established Yohji Europe S.A., a French branch of Yohji Yamamoto S.A., to expand the Yohji Yamamoto brand into Europe and the United States. He served as President of Issey Miyake Europe S.A. for three years from 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” .


Shinnosuke Mizuki / Sword battle

Kenshi Maeda / Traditional Japanese bamboo flute (Shakuhachi)


Enshu Men Tsumugi

The production of traditional Shizuoka Enshu Men Tsumugi textiles has been continuing since the Edo period (1603-1868). Honoring tradition, the yarn is dyed in colors that evoke images of Japan’s four distinct seasons, and the fabric is still woven carefully on traditional looms at no more than 25 meters/day to ensure it is incredibly soft to touch. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), inspired by the demand for such soft and exceptional fabric, the city of Hamamatsu saw the introduction of the power loom and its textile industry formed an industrial base that includes the Toyota and Suzuki motor companies and instrument manufacturer, Yamaha, while it remains one of Japan’s three largest textile production areas to this day.

Hosted by

SAKURA COLLECTION, Consulate General of Japan in NY (在ニューヨーク 日本国総領事館), The Center for East Asian Studies, The City of Philadelphia

Sponsored by

ANA, Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, NUKUMORI KOUBOU, Zesda