Original Story / Costume / Director
Miharu Toriyama (costume designer)
Miharu is an Accredited Master of Fujima-ryu school of Nihon-buyou, classical Japanese dance. While working at a major apparel company in Kansai region (west-central part of Japan), she had a training for Pattern Making and Fashion Designing. After studying in Europe, she started her own fashion brand “Michelle”. Since 2006 when she moved the main base of activities to Ehime where she was born, her fashion design has been more and more characterized by fusion of East and West. In 2012, she took part in the Eastman production “Puz/zle” (choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) first presented at Festival d'Avignon as a costume designer, and renamed her brand “Miharu Toriyama”. Her creation always comes from her wish to design the clothes that make your life shine brighter: her design varies from daily clothes making your days happier to fantastic costumes helping your dreams come true.