When it comes to fashion, everyone knows that Japan is a leading trendsetter among the young and old with so many stores and boutiques available catering to different fashion trends. Many fashion industries across the country stem from one school, in particular, Bunka Fashion College; considered one of the most prestigious fashion academies in the world. Since its founding in 1919, it has played a huge role in influencing fashion across the country as well as improving the overall knowledge and education around fashion.
So, let’s take a closer look at how Bunka Fashion College has helped shape the fashion industry.
Bunka Fashion College started as a dressmaking shop in Tokyo by the late Namiki Isaburo and was called Namiki’s Women and Children Dressmaking Shop. Later on, it was developed into the Bunka Sewing School with the help of Endo Seijiro. Upon the approval of the Tokyo Education Law as the first dressmaking institution, the school changed its name again to Bunka Sewing School for Women and was approved by the Ministry of Education and started being published in magazines. Finally, the school changed its name to Bunka Fashion College in 1936.
The school has always been a place for anyone aspiring to work in the Japanese fashion industry. It specializes in different courses particularly centered on fashion design and related disciplines. In the year 2005, it was the only school to participate in Japan Fashion Week.
After this, the professional post-graduate school specializing in fashion became widely popular even among visitors to the country which paved the way towards creating available courses in English. The primary aim of the school is to develop everyone’s creativity by providing plenty of opportunities and information relating to fashion within the school’s premises.
Over the years, Bunka Fashion College has produced more than 300,000 alumni and a number of prominent fashion designers, with the likes of Hiroko Koshino, Kenzo Takada, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, and Chisato Tsumori. So, if you’re ever in Japan, keep an eye out for all the differing fashion trends throughout the country – no doubt you will definitely come across someone in an outfit influenced by this amazing fashion academy!