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KYOKO HIGA, an aspiring fashion designer, was born and raised in Okinawa.

1975
• Graduated: Bunka Fashion College Fashion Design Course; Major in Apparel
Manufacturers; employed as a knitwear designer for ten years.

1985

• Studied in London
• Travelled to Europe and Africa countries; influenced by diversity of traditions
and culture around the world-in-contexts.

1987

• Brand debut ROSE ISA ROSE
• Collection recognised for distinct colours, style, and bold design:
acknowledged as a star in the Tokyo collection.

1989

• Recipient of Award of Silver Thread at the International Linen Festival in
Monaco

1990

• Recipient of New Artist Award at the Mainichi Fashion Ceremony

1991

• Initiated a new brand—KYOKO HIGA
• Collection included: women's wear, handbags, shoes, life, miscellaneous goods,
office uniforms, dark red clothes Yunifuomu, glasses, kimono, all with diverse
designs.

1992

• Fashion motto: Fashion is Borderless
• Collaborative exhibitions in: Germany, Paris, NY, and Miami
• Published: The World of a Fashion Designer
• Published: Modern Okinawa Cooking
• Television Appearance: Demonstrated favourite Okinawa cuisine and table
coordination.

1993

• Collaborated on Project for LEILIAN.

2000

• Designed the G7 World Summit attire for leaders of the G7 conference held in
Kyushu Okinawa Summit
• Wardrobe Coordinator for the G7 Conference

2004

• Costume design for the movie Tokyo Tower
• Participating actors: Ms Hitomi Kuroki and Mr Matsumoto Jun

2005

• Invited guest speaker and judge of contestants for American's Next Top Model

2006

• Chosen as main designer of Boutique Nicole which is from the Pioneer of
Japanese Designers; Founder of Nicole from Mitsuhiro Matsuda (40-year history)
• Shows her collection: Boutique Nicole at Tokyo Collection in a bid to the
rebuilding of the brand image on behalf of Mitsuhiro Matsuda

2007

Studied Shigaraki-yaki under Mr Akihito Hoshino, in the medium of ceramic art

2009

• First collection ceramic art at the gallery in Hiroo
• Work in this medium continues

2010

• Designed the costume for Wife Made for 300 Year Anniversary Concert of Opera
Pergolesi

2011

• Launched the American brand Filomena Fernandez with partners in Miami
• Currently works as a designer at Filomena Fernandez
• Continued participation at trade shows in New York and Las Vegas at two
showings a year with a view to the market in the US and South America.

2011

• KYOKO HIGA debuted selling her own clothe collection for Shop Channel Since
Continued career development at Shop Channel

2012

• Filomena Fernandez first opening of their flagship store in Miami, Florida
• Designs described as elegant, rock taste.

2013

• Filomena Fernandez 2013-2014 Autumn-Winter Collection In New York COTERIE Show