Sunday, February 16, 2014

Japanese costume Ideas exhibit at SM Aura

“Girls be Ambitious”, Semi Grand
Prix Prize Winner. Costume by
Chie Ono and make up by Satoko
Mallgoers will have the rare opportunity to a modern Japanese costume exhibit and workshop by Heterophonic Dada’s Chie Ono and Satoko Shidahara until February 22 at SM Aura Premier.

The event is a joint project of SM Aura Premier and Sinag Arts, a non-stock and non-profit outfit composed of passionate theaters designers whose aim is to transfer and translate its expertise to interested students and professionals willing to embark on backstage theater works and training.

The event has two exciting components – an Exhibit of the duo’s award winning works of art at the Atrium until Feb. 21, and a Washi Paper Costume Designing Workshop on Feb. 21-22 at the Samsung Hall. This will culminate in a fashion show by workshop participants on Feb. 22.

Heterophonic Dada is a body décor unit formed by two women, Chie Ono, a costume artist and Satoko Shidahara, a hair and make-up artist in January 2011.

Chie Ono learned costume designing in the Kyoto Seian College of Art. While in school, she won the Grand Prix in the Japan Designers Club Fashion Design Competition in 2003. Since that time, she has had a broad range of activities as a costume artist – in theater, dance, and hair and make-up shows.

Shidahara started her career as a freelance hair and make-up artist after her graduation in Kansai in 2003. She’s now very active in creating beautiful costumes using mixed media bridal make-up, and takes part in making costume designs for the theater and the opera, and styling for beauty magazines.

As a team, they recreate each person totally from head to toe in what can be considered a work of contemporary art. They have a broad body of work – in stages, events, films, advertisements, lecturing, and others.

They were awarded as the Best in Costume and Best in Booth Exhibition during the World Costume Festival in Vigan City in 2013. The festival as attended by foreign and local costume designers, as well as the representatives of OISTAT, the International Organization of Scenographers and Theater Designers.

Registration is now open for participants who want to join the Japanese Inshy Washi Paper Costume Workshop. For inquiries, you may email

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