Junko Koshino was born in Osaka and graduated Design Course at Bunka Fashion College.When she was 19 years old she won the 7th SOEN Award, known as the gateway to success for the new fashion designer.Afterwards, she became more active on an international level, participating in Paris Fashion Week for the first time in 1978 until 2000. She held fashion shows in Beijing (1985, 2015), New York Metropolitan Museum (1990), Cuba (1996), the Republic of Poland (1997), Union of Myanmar (2009), and more. In 2008, she produced the Japan Festival fashion show and the opening at John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her range of works is broad--from designing costumes for the operas "The Magic Flute", "Madame Butterfly" (as Year of Japan-Republic of Korea National Exchange Event in 2002), Broadway Show “Pacific Overtures” in 2004 (nominated for 'Best Costume Design of a Musical' in the 59th TONY Awards), to designing sports uniforms and even interior designing. Currently she designs costumes for TAO (Drum Art Performance Group) and fireworks for the Okinawan summer festival "Ryukyu-Kaiensai”.
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