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The 2015 J-Pop Summit Announces Fashion Programming

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The 2015 J-Pop Summit, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco announces a colorful and exciting program of fashion shows, contests, celebrity meet-and-greet sessions and shopping opportunities that highlight the eclectic and edgy new sides of Japanese pop apparel. The 2015 J-Pop Summit takes place on Saturday and Sunday Aug. 8 and 9, 2015 at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district.

MARUQ at 2015 J-Pop SummitThroughout the weekend, J-Pop Summit attendees to Fort Mason can enjoy a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture, fashion, pop art, live music, technology, and travel that will be complemented by celebrity Guests of Honor, anime programming, cosplay and J-pop idol contests, and a wide assortment of vendors and other programming. Tickets and V.I.P Passes are available now at: www.J-POP.com.

The popular Japanese Lolita fashion brand, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, located on the second floor of the NEW PEOPLE, along its more androgynous and mystic apparel line, Alice and the Pirates, present a captivating fashion show at Fort Mason and will delight attendees with fresh designs from their new Summer 2015 Collections.

The vibrant fashionable styles of Tokyo’s famed Harajuku district come to San Francisco as MARUQ, the “Ultimate Kawaii” specialty boutique located on the Mezzanine level of the NEW PEOPLE venue, is hosting Harajuku Fashion Contest at Fort Mason. This contest is inspired by Japanese fashion brands to be showcased at J-Pop Summit 2015 including ACDC Rag, Milklim, AWATAPRO, OMOCAT and MILKBBI.

J-Pop Summit Guest of Honor Cosplay Mannequin Duo – FEMM – will make a special appearance in the SOU • SOU booth to showcase the Tabi footwear manufacturer’s new 2015 Summer collection.

Additionally, the eyewear brand, JINS and the Japanese children’s apparel brand, MIKIHOUSE, will participate in J-Pop Summit for the very first time and offer a wide array of unique accessories and other items for purchase.

“Every year, the fashion events at J-Pop Summit are among the most popular attractions as they give attendees a chance to see the latest styles and trends taking place in Japan and also the opportunity to shop for fun and exclusive apparel and accessories that are often not available outside Japan,” says Seiji Horibuchi, Chairman of J-Pop Summit.

2015 J-Pop Summit Fashion Events and Special Programming

MARUQ Presents: Harajuku Fashion Contest
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 from 12:40pm-1:05pm; Fort Mason J-Pop Summit Main Stage

MARUQ, the “Ultimate Kawaii” specialty boutique located on the Mezzanine level of the NEW PEOPLE venue, comes to J-POP SUMMIT with a special Harajuku fashion contest. This contest is inspired by five distinctive Harajuku street style fashion brands being showcased at J-Pop Summit 2015 – ACDC Rag, Milklim, AWATAPRO, OMOCAT, and MILKBBI. These brands represent many different styles of Harajuku street fashion and will be the basis for the contest.

MARUQ also will have a booth inside the Fashion Area at Fort Mason Center to showcase and sell the latest pieces from these new brands in addition to a wide variety of other styles and accessories.

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Fashion Showcase
Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 12:10pm-12:35pm; Fort Mason J-Pop Summit Main Stage

Babe, the Stars Shine Bright San Francisco presents the Summer 2015 Collection from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Alice and the Pirates on the Main Stage at J-Pop Summit 2015. Experience the fantastic and whimsical show featuring fairy tale favorites and more magical adventures.

Alluring by design, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, brings its beloved Japanese Lolita fashion to their first U.S. flagship store at NEW PEOPLE. Leading the scene as the ultimate Lolita fashion brand, Baby showcases its playful clothing and accessories along with its more androgynous and mystic line of attire, Alice and the Pirates.

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