Beauty Expert IKKO won the “Kimono Queen” award for the 5th year in a row
Beauty Expert IKKO took the stage at the 5th Best Formal Wear Award Ceremony held at Gajoen in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, on November 9. She received the “Kimono Queen” award in the Japanese-style clothing category. This is the fifth consecutive year she has won the award since the first formal wear contest.
IKKO appeared in a black kimono with the Japanese zodiac on it. The kimono, with the dragon, next year’s zodiac sign, boldly decorated on the chest, is truly a one-of-a-kind piece that shows her attention to detail. IKKO, who appeared in a kimono that truly befits her title of queen, also excited the audience with her talk.
What is the Best Formal Wear Award?
The Best Formal Wear Award, now in its fifth year, was established in 2019 by the Japan Formal Wear Culture Promotion Association to promote formal wear culture and contribute to the succession and development of traditional Japanese culture and traditional industry.
The awards will be presented to one “Tuxedo Knight” for men and one “Evening Dress Queen” for women in the Western-style clothing category, and one “Kimono Knight” for men and one “Kimono Queen” for women in the Japanese-style clothing category.
This year’s winners were AHN MIKA for “Evening Dress Queen” and COM. YAMATO for “Tuxedo Knight” in the Western style category, IKKO for “Kimono Queen” and Yusei Yagi of FANTASTICS for “Kimono Knight” in the Japanese style category.
Interview Date: November 9, 2023 at Meguro Gajoen