About Us

The Premiere US J-Fashion Gala

May 16th & 17, 2020 - Kansas City, MO

Paradiso (pair-uh-dee-so) is a Two-Day J-Fashion celebration in the heart of the Unites States, where any Japanese Fashion enthusiast is welcome to revel in fashion! Unlike a convention, Paradiso is a gala entirely devoted to J-Fashion, all in an elegant setting. Paradiso features designers from around the world in our fashion show and vendor booths, as well as special guests, an elegant tea party, ouji pageant, and much more.

2020's theme is Symphonia, a harmonic realm of song and style.

2022 will be our fifth year, and we are so excited to announce what's in store!

Highlights from Previous Years

Paradiso 2018

Paradiso 2017

Our Story

A J-Fashion Event By Us, For Us

The Paradiso staff is made of volunteer members from the Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis, Oklahoma, Ohio, Delaware, and Louisiana communities in order to bring together Japanese Fashion enthusiasts across America. Paradiso has grown enormously every year, and Paradiso 2020 will be here before you know it!

We believe that the J-fashion community in the United States should be a safe place for all of its members, and that there should be more events by us, for us. We aspire to bring the communities of the Midwest closer together so that we may all share our love of Japanese Street Fashion in a caring, supportive environment.