Jun (1930). Japanese designer of Korean origin. He has more than 200 points-of-sale between Japan and Paris. He became known also in Italy and in 1989 he was named a Cavaliere della Repubblica. He made his début in 1951 under the wing of Junichi Nakahara. He began to present in Paris in 1977. He diversified his Collections with three brands: Jun Ashida, Miss Ashida, and Jun Ashida for Men. His daughter Tae works in the company.
Nostalgia, a Farewell to the 20th Century was the title of his Autumn-Winter Collection, a special tribute by the Japanese designer to the century just ended. The wardrobe, presented at the Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo, was a Collection of designs from previous decades, with luxury fabrics and stylistic echoes. The Collection of the designer’s daughter Tae was titled Transitino.
A foulard-shawl created for the 2002-2003 season had great success.
The 73 year-old Japanese designer counts among his admirers members of the Japanese imperial family. Princess Misaka wears Ashida’s designs and always attends his presentations.