Fashion Show

Anime Expo | Los Angeles Anime Convention |

Discover and shop the latest Japanese fashion trends

Japan is home to some of the most cutting-edge fashion trends in the world, and each year, Anime Expo takes pride in its efforts to showcase and introduce a variety of Japanese fashion each year. Since the first Fashion Show in 2012, AX has featured over ten different authentic Japanese clothing brands, as well as a new generation of models. Attendees are able to shop each brands' offerings in The Annex @ Kentia Hall, as well as meet the designers and guest models for autograph signings and/or photo opportunities.

Anime Expo Fashion Show

Want to Model in the Fashion Show?

Selected applicants will receive a complimentary 4-day badge to Anime Expo and an unforgettable experience!

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • Must be available to attend all necessary training, fittings, rehearsal, prep, as well as the session itself. (Approximately 2-4 hours pre-con plus day before and day of the fashion show)
  • Must be able to provide your own shoes, food, snacks, and drinks.
  • Must act in a professional manner with our guests, staff, volunteers, and other models.
  • Be aware that you will be changing clothes in front of other models.

Past Participants

2019

  • Participating Brands: h.Naoto, Acryl CANDYamnesiA & paramnesiA, Hot Topic, HYPLAND, Metamorphose
  • Guests: 
    • Models: Haruka Kurebayashi (modeling for Acryl CANDY), King Vader (modeling for HYPLAND), Yo from Matenrou Opera (modeling for amnesiA & paramnesiA)
    • Designers: Hirooka Naoto (h.Naoto), Chinatsu Taira (Metamorphose), Daisuke Ichikawa (Acryl CANDY / amnesiA & paramnesiA)
    • MC: Michelle Nguyen Bradley

2018

  • Participating Brands: ACDC Rag, I Do Declare, Kingly Mask, Listen Flavor, Hyper Core
  • Guests: 
    • Models: Haruka Kurebayashi (modeling for ACDC Rag) and CHISA (modeling for Kingly Mask)
    • Designers: Rimma Doi (ACDC Rag), Bisuko Ezaki, and HISACY (Hyper Core)

2017

  • Participating Brands:Baby Doll Tokyo, galaxxxy, and Listen Flavor
  • Designers: Mirano (Baby Doll Tokyo), Moji8fresh and Mitsu (galaxxxy), Yu & Yuko Katayama (Listen Flavor)

2016

2015

  • Participating Brands: galaxxxy, h.NAOTO, JapanLA, Liz Lisa, and Sweet Happy My Melody Fashion Show styled by JapanLA
  • Guests: Kimura U (Japanese Ambassador of Cute, model, and designer of KOKOkim), Junnyan, h.NAOTO, DJ HEAVYGRINDER, and Shinya of Dir en grey
  • Sponsors: Rockstar Wigs and Gothic Lolita Wigs
  • Photos: Alex Hom

2014

  • Participating Brands: KOKOkim, Swankiss, GHOST OF HARLEM
  • Guests: Kimura U (Japanese Ambassador of Cute, model, and designer of KOKOkim) and Saaya Hayashida (Designer of Swankiss)
  • Performances: Kimura U
  • Photos: Dennis Chu

2013

  • Participating Brands: MA*RS, GLAvIL by tutuHA, GOLDS infinity, LIZ LISA doll, LIZ LISA, Tralala
  • Guests: Kimura U (Japanese Ambassador of Cute, model, and designer of KOKOkim) and Saaya Hayashida (Designer of Swankiss)
  • Performances: Starmarie
  • Photos: Ben Chan

2012

  • Participating Brands: galaxxxy, Kapibara-san, dolldelight
  • Guests: Misako Aoki (model and Japanese Ambassador of Cute) and Cyril Lumboy (designer of dolldelight)
  • Performances: Misako Aoki (model and Japanese Ambassador of Cute) and Cyril Lumboy (designer of dolldelight)
  • Photos: Ben Chan
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