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Featuring annual showcases from uber talented fashion school students, unique fashion shows and events, and the always anticipated annual J-Pop Summit festival.

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Yanakiku at J-Pop Summit 2017: Better than Ever

Beloved J-Pop kimocos duo Yanakiku was back for their 4th J-Pop Summit Festival appearance in San Francisco, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to interview them again before watching their mini-concert. Yana and Kiku looked and sounded better than ever, and we cannot wait to see them back next year!

On-Site Meeting with World Order at J-Pop Summit 2016

Interview, Audience Q&A highlights, and live performance of Japanese vocal and dance performance group World Order. Seeing them perform live were the ultimate dream of J-Pop Summit 2016 experience! We hope they come back to San Francisco. Left to right: Yusuke Morisawa, Masato Ochiai, Hayato Uchiyama, Genki Sudo, Akihiro Takahashi, Ryuta Tomita, Takashi Jonishi. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Interview with Sebastian Masuda: The Future is Colorful

It was an enlightening experience to interview Sebastian Masuda during J-Pop Summit 2016. We talked about the Harajuku KAWAII culture, his current “Time After Time Capsule” art project, and the future of Harajuku! Images: Christian Hadidjaja for Fafafoom (unless otherwise stated).

Una’s Return: Interview + Performance at J-Pop Summit 2016

Top Harajuku model and recording artist Una returned to J-Pop Summit 2016! Read more to know her current fashion obsessions, what projects she’s doing, and photos from her Moshi Moshi Nippon performance! Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Catching up with YANAKIKU: Interview + Performance at J-Pop Summit 2016

They’re back!!! Our favorite J-Pop duo YANAKIKU was back to participate in J-Pop Summit San Francisco for the third year in a row. So naturally, we had to catch up! Read more to know what’s up with the dynamic vocal duo these days, and see photos from their J-Pop Summit 2016 performance. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

VOILÀ! International Fashion Show Installation: from Concepts to Realities

REVE Creative successfully showcased local fashion talents and brought together Bay Area’s creative community with VOILA International Fashion Show Installation event. Photos by Nicolas Ardelean.

Art Institute of California San Francisco 2016: Style Reborn Review

Art Institute of California San Francisco presented their latest Annual Fashion Show titled “Style Reborn” on June 11, 2016 at SOMArts Cultural Center. The level of design talents and garment execution skills were quite impressive this year! Photos by Nicolas Ardelean.

California College of the Arts 2016 Annual Fashion Show

California College of the Arts celebrates 2016 Annual Fashion Show by showcasing sustainable and commercial collections from 12 students. Caroline Chun wins the Levi Strauss & Co. Emerging Design Award. Cover photo by Christian Hadidjaja.

Academy of Art University 2016 Graduation Fashion Show

Academy of Art University 2016 Graduation Fashion Show features 16 student designer collections, including a runway-to-retail store collaboration. Guests of honor: Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

‘Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective’ Exhibition: Treasured Legacy

The ‘Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective’ exhibition at de Young Museum, San Francisco was truly special. Curated by André Leon Talley, galleries showing Oscar de la Renta’s extravagant, feminine, and elegant dresses and ensembles provided an absolutely fashionable experience. More importantly, beneath them all, the passion and kindness of the man himself shone brightly through the garments. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Jessie Liu Collection: Modern Fashion Forward at Ritz-Carlton

Modern womenswear designer Jessie Liu presented selected looks from her two collections at The Ritz-Carlton Club, San Francisco during a private wine tasting and shopping event on Wednesday, October 21. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Chinatown International Fashion Week Press Night: Flash, Light, Fashion!

Chinatown International Fashion Week (CIFW) gave abundant fashion extravaganza sneak peek to press and special guests at the Mason Room at Hilton Chinatown San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street on Monday, October 19. The Press Preview event was held in anticipation of the main Gala Party on October 27. Cover photo by Simon Fu of ES Creation / Courtesy of CIFW.

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Our special thanks to Academy of Art University, California College of the Arts, Art Institute of California – San Francisco, J-Pop Summit Festival, and many fashion leaders in San Francisco Bay Area for always thinking of Fafafoom. You all make local fashion scenes very exciting and inspiring!

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