FASHION WEEK TOKYO
Born in Kishiwada City, Osaka, Koshino received the first prize of the design competition sponsored by the Nippon Designers Club while studying at the Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo.
In 1964, she opened the first haute couture store in Shinsaibashi, a prime location in Osaka, and since 1977 she has presented her collection in Tokyo until now.
Her sensational debut in Europe was in 1978, when she participated in the Alta Moda in Rome as the first Japanese designer.
For 10 years from 1982, she was engaged in the Paris Pret-a-Porter Collection, and ever since then has been invited to present collections in many cities around the world, as well as collaborating events with artists from other fields.
She went back to the Paris Pret-a-Porter Collection in 2009, and with her experiences of exhibiting her art works during recent years, in 2011 she had the exhibition of both fashion works and art works in Paris. Koshino won the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix in 1997, and the Osaka Art Awards 2001.