Junko Koshino is an internationally renowned designer, from a dynasty of women, all rocked by the waves of fashion. Her sisters are none other than the illustrious designers Michiko and Hiroko, and her mother, Ayako, is at the head of a retail empire. Born in Osaka, Japan, Koshino studied design at Bunka Fashion College and first entered the international fashion scene at Paris Collection in 1978. For several decades, she shared her fashion designs in the around the world, including Beijing in 1985, the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1990, Hanoi in 1994 and Cuba in 1996, among others.
In 2005, she organized a design exhibition at the Museum of History and the Chinese Revolution in Beijing, and in 2006 she received "Cavaliere dell' Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta' Italiana", a prestigious award on the Italian fashion scene. She was also named an ambassador for “YOKOSO! JAPAN” (Travel Japan) for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Koshino's works are very varied and include the design of opera costumes (“The Magic Flute”, “Madame Butterfly”), or even interior design and decoration.
Koshino frequently uses circles, triangles and squares as creative elements. She sees circles as the symbol of nature, while triangles and squares symbolize human civilization: as these three shapes merge and oppose each other asymmetrically, harmony and balance - exquisite - are created.