Naoko Tsuruta exhibits a passion for design.
Beginning her career as a jewelry designer, Naoko opened the jewelry gallery “Natural Charisma” and “N.T.C. Workshop” in 2005. She first came in contact with the industry when she was chosen as the Pearl Princess in a Japanese beauty pageant while studying Art History at Sophia University. Captivated by the intricacies and beauty of jewelry, Naoko made the decision to pursue an education in jewelry design.
In 2009, Naoko decided to pursue her long-term dream of becoming a fashion designer, specializing in evening and party dresses. Having lived in Tokyo, New York, Germany, Austria and Hong Kong, as well as having travelled to more than forty countries, her designs are dynamic, unique and express inspiration from her multicultural experiences. Through these encounters, Naoko has learnt to appreciate all cultures while valuing her own identity. She has formed a perspective she calls, “Japanese spirit in creating”, which can be summed up by three elements: earnestness, elaborateness, and a passion for improvement.
Naoko believes that the Kimono conveys a sense of individuality to the non-Japanese and has also instilled a curiosity and interest among them. Putting a universal spin on traditional designs, Naoko integrates contemporary sleekness with Japanese elements using a premium quality garment, the Kimono. Her designs are modern representations based on traditional inspiration, a mixture of elegance and confidence. Being chosen as a finalist for Miss Japan, as well as being a professional model, Naoko is aware of the diversity in beauty that exists within. Her vision is to make women demonstrate their ultimate best while looking and feeling charming and gorgeous.
The “Naoko Tsuruta” brand has been introduced on TV programs, Fashion TV, and magazines. She’s participated in fashion shows in Hong Kong, N.Y, Seoul, Chongqing, and more to come.
Naoko Tsuruta has many fans around the world, including artists and celebrities.
|2009 Jan||Debut at Hong Kong Fashion Week, Brand Collection Fashion Show|
|2010 Jan||Designer’s show case Fashion Show in Hong Kong Fashion Week|
|2012 May||Selected as one of the “40 Designers under 40” by “Perspective (透視) Magazine|
|Sep||Designed and produced the National Costume for Miss Universe Japan for the Championship competition in Las Vegas|
|Nov||Official Sponsor for Miss Asia 2012 charity dinner party and competition|
|2014 Sep||New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza, in N.Y, U.S.A|
|2015 Apr||Fashion Show for Asia 美Festival Fashion Show for Asia Model Awards|
|2016 Nov||Sponsored for Mrs. World Japan, world competition in Seoul, Korea, for National Costume Session
Fashion Show in RUNWAY, by the hive studios HK
|Dec||Chosen one of the Top 5 Haute Couture Designers in Asia by Fashion Asia Awards.|
|2007 Nov||Gelato Collection launched from ctf2|
|2014 Nov||Nadhirrah Classic jewelry collection launched on A Style, official online shopping site by ANA|
|2016 Jan||Open Heart Collection from Nadhirrah, collaboration collection with Hong Kong celebrity, Ms Donna Ching, launched|
|The 10th Samshin International Diamond Jewelry Design Awards : Finalist
The 7th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition : Merit Award
The 11th Samshin International Diamond Jewelry Design Awards : Winning Prize