Miss Universe Japan has agreed to change her national costume…slightly under pressure of complaints and most importantly the Ginza company that unwittingly lent the “obi” belt for the costume. A quote from one of the lenders of the “obi” company stated that “Use is not admitted as long as it did not change.” As a result, the design change was done through necessity.
The leather kimono will be returned to a more traditional style that is longer and doesn’t expose her *pink parts* ahem…lower body and pink underwear. Bye-bye garters.
Ogata the designer’s brand president, aims for a revival in Japanese clothing and in particular, the kimono. He has gartered the attention of the fashion industry with this particular kimono, no doubt.
In case you missed the pageant here are some highlights featuring Emiri Miyasaka…