Hikaru Kiyonaga

www.storyoffashion.com, insta: @withlovehikaru, @thestoryoffashion

CEO of Kiyonaga Media Inc. 2016-To Present

Story Of Fashion® – Founder, Publisher, Director, Editor In Chief
Producer Of A Print Book, Video TV Series & Community Fashion/Lifestyle Events
Story of Fashion, is the premiere event to experience the finest in Canadian wines, artisanal foods, handcrafted jewellery, fashion design, and handmade guitars. This is a very unique portal, engaging the public in three categories, for Foods, Fashion, Music. Curated exclusively to engage our audience from the world over, to interact, try each product, bring the designer and public together. Hosted by experts in Canadian wine, food, craft and design.

Story of Fashion is also Film Series that will travel the world over for promoting global craftsman and designers, on top of Canadian coverage. And Is A Premium Custom Made, Boutique, Global Newsstand Glossy, For The New Stories of Exceptional Design, Craftsmanship & Passion, All Things Made By Personal Authorship & Care. All Tell, The Stories Of Food, Design, Music, Tell The Stories Our Lives. http://storyoffashionmagazine.com

Story of Fashion is distributed by Magazines Canada. https://magazinescanada.ca/member-directory/#s, and globally in select distribution areas. 

A very successful wine, experience event: www.storyoffashion.com/wine-events

A sample of Food and Wine Editor Alessandro Dialuce with Chef Evan Tandy , of E11even Restaurant. https://youtu.be/Ne1dXwHu3_E

Jewellery & Beauty No.2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRsvQLKcKVQ

The Exclusive Diamond Jewellery Campaign: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=bOyua09uBaw

Our Feature for Musesa Jewelry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sub1HZHq98Q&list=PL3MAgcsstqYmbxuW_HGQcqwmTB_sv1jpK&index=1

Story of Fashion Host, Anna O, Trailer: https://youtu.be/5V3htgnNzFY

*Developed the Advertising, Marketing Strategy For Story of Fashion®, Its Business Plan, Encompassing Print Media, Events, Film To Become A Valuable Platform For Advertisers. At The Same Time, Curate It’s Content To Match Advertisers Needs And Public Needs In A Lifestyle Platform.
*Produced, With Brand Strategy Planning, Curated, Directed On Set, Over 587 Upscale Fashion Photoshoots Editorials. With Leading Canadian Photographers, Make Up Artists, Agency Models, Stylists, and Designers. Instructing Models On Posture, Emotion, Mood, Message and Aspiration Delivery.

Produced Gallery Exhibits For Canadian Designers In Handcraft Jewellery, Ceramics, Lifestyle Products: 1994-1997
Shelly Purdy - jewellery
Lisa Ridout - jewellery
Mariane Barkhouse - jewellery
Karen Franzen - ceramics
Bob Allan - harps and dulcimers
Robert Tannahill - soapstone

1993-Present, Art & Design Instructor
Instructor in Art & Design, Portfolio Development, Career Skills Training, For Graphic Design, Illustration, Potters Wheel, Ceramic Arts, Fashion, Clothing Design, Assembly, Sewing, Architecture, Interior Design, Metal Arts, Casting & Fabrication, Media Arts  
*Created Curriculum to provide career skills training for students ages 17-19  and adults.  Portfolio development for post secondary students through mentoring and unique programming for developing self awareness, technique, personal drive, taking initiative, perseverance and understanding. Successfully helped more than 50 students develop engaging portfolios, successful entry into Ryerson for fashion, interior design, OCAD for design, advertising, University of Waterloo for architecture, and many more.
Taught my own program that incorporates art, design into ‘life’.
Empowering the self-drive of many students, to create and see the world with ‘a new pair of glasses’. Helping many problem students from the Catholic School Board in Mississauga, find their self strength and identity. It’s art therapy in some ways but I also boosted students need to self improve.
1993-2009  Taught over 3000 students ages 7-20  including Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Schools, and various Professional Instructors.
Created the first gallery/art centre of it’s kind in Mississauga to provide advanced courses to children ages 6-12, such as potters wheel, metal casting for jewellery, copper enameling, providing advanced courses never before accessible to youth, and provided to youth in a high end gallery environment. Families reacted extremely positively to how Canadian Art & Craft was made accessible to them, thus increasing their awareness and support of Canadian artists.

Corporate Brand Strategist, Advertising, Identity/Brand Development:
Director of Kiyonaga Media Inc.

Strategist & Creative Agency For Fashion Brands, Retail Boutiques, Luxury
Products, Artisanal Brands, Designer Brands.
Clients Include Ritchies Estate Jewellery In Yorkville Toronto
Paola Di Boutique
North Of The 42nd
TMR Collection
Callabretta Sartorial Suits (Suit designer for Suits TV Show)
Created Clients Advertising Campaign,
Website Strategy,
Corporate Identity Development,
Long Term Brand Strategy & Positioning,
Photoshoot Curation, Imaging For Brand Aspiration, 
Social Media Strategy and Media Reach, Marketing
Specializing In Fashion Brand & Identity Creation For Advertising

*Below are a few Photoshoot Editorial/Campaigns I’ve personally curated, produced, lead my team on set to create together. Leading a team of top professional photographers, make up artists, stylists, agency models, writers. From moodboards, to talent hiring, to shoot production, to editing, to final layout, and working with our printer.

Editor In Chief, Publisher, Founder. Creative Director. 2000-2016
Amazing Canadian Fashion, Magazine
ACF Magazine. Canada’s only all-Canadian magazine initiative and cultural record created for the experience of modern Canadian culture, in an oversized premium boutique 10”x13” glossy to bring to life and substance, a rare and complete Canadian world on newsstands, for Canadian design, art, fashion and culture. The only magazine of its kind.

*Final Edition Published Featuring:
Cover Feature: The Art Gallery Of Ontario, with Canadian Designers D-Squared

Archival Editions Feature: (Can Be Borrowed From The Toronto Central Library)

Chantale Kreviazuk wearing Greta Constantine at Hotel Le Sulpice in Old Montreal. 2010
Lucian Matis, exclusively in Casa Loma. 2001
CTV Etalk’s, Tanya Kim, in Pink Tartan’s Parachute Dress, at the Hazelton Hotel, 2008
Sarah Carter, in TV’s Shark, in Lucian Matis, 2001
David Rocco, at the Hotel Le Germaine. 2006
6 time Olympic Gold Medalist Jayna Hefford, wearing David Dixon, at the Windsor arms Hotel 2007
David Dixon, at Klaus By Nienkamper. 2008
Izzy Camilleri’s IZ adaptable clothing line for women in wheelchairs.
Comrags, Special Cover, at The Brickworks
Arthur Mendonca at the Hotel Le Germaine. 2005
Lowan Pope, Vol. 10 Special Edition. 2010
Andy The-Ahn, at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Penthouse Suite. 2005
Rudsak’s Evik Asotorian, Feature in Yorkville. Interview in Montreal Headquarters.
Vata Brazil, at the Yorkville Club, 2006
Turbine, by Lisa Drader Murphy, at Klaus by Neinkamper
Paul Hardy, photoshoot at the Design Exchange. 2004

And Many more designers in ceramics, furniture, jewellery design, bags etc.

ACF Magazine Or Special Interview Of, Chantal Kreviazuk: Below Link
Below Link: A Rich Archive Of Unique Interviews With Leading Canadian Designers & Cultural Icons From 2003-2011

Story of Fashion®: 2016-present.
Member of Magazine’s Canada. 10”x12” Print Glossy. Upscale fashion/lifestyle magazine in a coffee table style collectable book. To usher in a new way of living where what we have in our homes are pieces and products made by Canadian designers and artists, to tell a New, Story, of Fashion that is connected to our community, society and people.

Sample Editorial Photoshoot, Brand Strategy Curations For Story of Fashion@

Opera Singer Measha Bruggergosman, at the Ritz Hotel, wearing Call & Response.

Associate Concert Master, Violinist Lyn Kuo, for the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada, at Joso’s Restaurant in Yorkville.

Freed & Freed, Faux Fur Line, at the Hazelton Hotel, 2020

Lucian Matis, Cover Feature Editorial for 2018.

Rockway Wineries Feature with David Stusiak, chief winemaker.

Lisa Drader Murphy, Queen of Maritimes Fashion, comes to TO

Docent: Art Gallery Of Ontario
Created Programming & Educational Awareness For the AGO’s Collections
Conducted Historic and Educational Walk Through, Specific Lectures for the AGO Collection To Groups Of 50 & up.
Earthly Paradise: William Morris Collection
The Canadian Collection 
The Henry Moore Collection
The 60’s Pop Art, Minimalism Collection- Klaus Oldenberg Hamburger, Jim Dine etc.
Main Gallery Tours Personally Conducted 3 Times A Week.
Model Maker-  For Famous People Players 1991

Mold maker-
Mother-Molds, Silicon Rubber Molds For Various Clients, Other Sculptors
Creating Cast Wax Pieces For Bronze Stage, With Vents & Gating
Cast Bronze & Metal Sculptures For Other Artists - Fabricating Their Clay Pieces Into Bronze 

Graduate: Ontario College Of Art:  A.O.C.A.
1989 -1992 Sculpture/Installation, Industrial Design, Focus on Foundry & Bronze Metal Casting with Art Lee & Harvey Townsend
University Of Western Ontario
1985: Business School and Economics

The Passport To Prosperity, Employee Champion Award, for best Co-op, Internship Mentor for College and University Students, High School Students, given by the Ministry of Colleges & Universities.

Plaques of noted achievement, appreciation and thank-you letters by local high schools in the Mississauga Catholic School system, form years 1993 to 2005.

Technical Experience
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced Level Photo Editing Adobe Indesign, Upscale Magazine Layout & Design Adobe Premiere Pro & Final Cut Studio, Advanced Video Editing
Highly Experienced in DSLR Camera Usage, Lenses, Lighting Rigs Strobes
Lighting & Capture One Phase One Backs. 120 Format Photography.
Darkroom Development – Latest Chemical Processing and Print Creation.

Career Experience
Teaching Art, Design, Advertising, Brand Strategy, Public Engagement, Publishing
Teaching Ceramic Arts, Potters Wheel, Metal Casting, Kiln Firing, Foundry, Silversmithing, Drawing, Painting, Jewellery Fabrication, Life Sculpture, Clay
Teaching Fashion Photography, Darkroom, Lighting, Fashion Photoshoot imaging, Commercial Photography, Studio Photography, Macro Photography
Work Weekly With Agency Models, Make Up Artists, Stylists, Creative Team
Program & Curriculum Creation For Art & Design Courses
Specializing In Personal Portfolio Development
Mentoring, Discovering Personal Identity and Spiritual Growth
Photographer: Commercial, Fashion Photography, Portrait
Journalist: Experienced In CP Rules, Style Guide
Marketing, Advertising Demographic Expertise
Expert In Media Reach, Metrics, Advertising Efficiency & Results
Advertising Plan, Campaign Implementation
Retail Newsstand Magazine Experience of 18 Years, Indigo/Chapters, Whole Foods, National Newsstands, Great Canadian News
Leadership: As Publisher, Editor In Chief, Creative Director, To A Team Of Over 70 Staff And Employees.
Lost Wax Casting Process With Ceramic Shell Casting, Silicon Rubber Mold Making, Sand Casting, Plastics, Resin Casting & Forming. Metalsmith
Foundry, Mold Making and Metal Fabrication, Jewellery Fabrication, Garment Assembly, Dressmaking, Fashion Design, Illustration, Painting & Drawing, Marker Rendering

Japanese. Cantonese Chinese, French. Very Proficient in English Language And Creative Writing.

Commissioned Work

Hand Cast Solid Silver Dragon Broach With Ruby-Gem Eyes - Hand Sculpted, Cast And Custom Fabricated
Client - Actor David Carradine (from films: Kill Bill, Kung Fu)
Portraiture - Bust of Mrs. Reynolds: Client - Mr. Kelvin Reynolds (BMO Executive) Etobicoke, ON: Gypsum
Bust Portraiture of Frank Scheybal - Sculpture For Client - Mrs. Vlasta Scheybal, Toronto, ON, University Of Toronto

14”  Bronze Sculpture - Famous People Players Signature Character
Client - Diane Dupuy  - Famous People Players , Toronto, ON
12”  Ceramic Tooth sculpture
Client - Dr. Tedjo (dentist)
48” Sculpture,  Hand Cast Yellow, Transparent Acrylic Resin, Christ On Cross Alter Piece. Client - Carmelite Monastery, Markham, ON
18” High  80 Hand Cast Dragon’s from a handmade sculpture. Bar Mitzvah Centre Pieces, Client - Steven Temple, for his Bar Mitzvah For The Temple Family, individually hand cast gypsum sculpture centre pieces, cast from a specially made rubber mold. This was for Steven, who was one of my most dearest art students when he was a kid. We had many great times together.      
Heart & Stroke Foundation Gala, Candle Light Centre Piece
120, 8” Peacock Candle Pieces, Designed, Molded & Hand-cast Individually in Gypsum with lighting gels as feathers.
Cast numerous pieces in Bronze and silver for other professional artists.
Created intricate molds in silicon rubber, fiberglass and hydrocal for professional clients and other artists.

Art & Design Community Volunteer Work
OCAD Governing Council 1991-92
OCAD Alumni Council 1993-2002
OCAD Alumni Council Treasurer 1997-2002

Chaired & Founded: OCAD’s First Professional Development & Mentoring Committee, Titled, Beyond OCAD. To Bring Accomplished Alumni Back To OCAD To Bridge Graduates To Career Success. - Peer To Peer Mentoring

Gallery Exhibitions

Harbour Gallery: Bronzes

Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
Bronze Peace Sculpture, 1990

AWOL Gallery 2007 - Square Foot
Living Lighting, Illuminated Art Competition 2010

Work In Private Collections
9” Bronze Sculpture (Warrior)
Mr. Doug King  (Kings Monuments)

Personal Achievements

2016- Survived 4 Heart Attacks, With 6 Stents. (from stress of publishing industry)
2017 to Present- Enrolled to Goodlife Fitness, Brought My Fitness Level Back Up!

2018- Found Inner Peace, And A Way To Persevere Through Hardships, To Achieve Higher Career Success By Finding Happiness.

Taught Myself To Play Guitar. Invested Into An Epifone Masterbuilt.
Currently, I play Saxophone and Flute.

Solo Performance – Flute -1985 in High School.
W. Amadeus Mozart - Concerto For Flute & Harp in C Major- K299 
Performed ‘Flying Free’ - Remembrance Day Solo With Choir For A
3000 plus auditorium. Spoke to Canadian Veterans of WWII After.
It Was One Of The Most Touching Experiences Of My Life.
A Few In The Audience Came Up To Also Speak To Me In What Normally Ends In
Section Leader - Flute, Sax, Orchestra
Formed & Conducted The Grade 13 Orchestra