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Jun Ashida

(1930 – 2018)

中原淳一氏に師事。60年、髙島屋の顧問デザイナーに就任。63年、妻の友子と株式会社ジュン アシダを設立。66年から10年間、美智子妃殿下(現上皇后陛下)の専任デザイナーを務める。94年アジア競技大会(広島)、96年アトランタ五輪では日本選手団公式ユニフォームのデザインを担当。旭日中綬章、紫綬褒章、フランス共和国芸術文化勲章オフィシエ、イタリア共和国功労勲章カヴァリエーレ・ウフィチャーレ章、ルクセンブルク大公国功労勲章オフィシエ章等、受章多数。2018年88歳の生涯を閉じる。
After studying with Junichi Nakahara, he founded Jun Ashida Co., Ltd. in 1963 with his wife Tomoko. In 1960 he was appointed consulting designer for Takashimaya Department Store. For ten years starting in 1966, he was the exclusive designer for Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess (presently Her Majesty the Empress). Mr. Ashida designed the official uniforms of the Japanese athletic delegations to the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (Japan); Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon (Japan); Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters (France); Officer in the Order of Merit (Italy); and Officer in the Order of Merit (Luxembourg).

1930 開業医の家に生まれる
Born into the house of a Japanese doctor

1950 中原淳一氏に師事
Studied under designer Jun-ichi Nakahara

1960 株式会社髙島屋 顧問デザイナー 就任
帝人株式会社 顧問デザイナー 就任
Appointed Consulting Designer at Takashimaya
Appointed Consulting Designer at Teijin Ltd

1964 第1回 芦田 淳 コレクション発表
東京五輪 通訳 ユニフォーム デザイン
Presented his first collection in Tokyo and has continued his bi-annual collections
Designed uniforms for the male and female official interpreters at the Olympic Games in Tokyo

1965 現天皇 浩宮徳仁陛下の御用命 拝受
芦田 淳 少女服 コレクション発表
Supplied clothes for H.I.H Prince Hironomiya (now H.I.M)
Presented the Jun Ashida collection for girls

1966 現上皇后 美智子陛下の専任デザイナー 拝命
以後、各宮家妃殿下より御用命 拝受
Appointed the exclusive designer to Her Imperial Highness, the Crown Princess (now Her Majesty the Empress Emerita), and served in this capacity for a period of 10 years, and in succeeding years has served princesses of all the branches of the imperial family

1971 FEC賞 受賞
Received the Fashion Editor’s Club Award as the outstanding designer of the year

1977 第1回パリ・コレクション発表
Presented his first collection in Paris, for autumn-winter 1977-1978

1982 ハワイに於いてチャリティショー『芦田 淳 コレクション』開催
同州議会上下両院より表彰
Presented the Jun Ashida Collection in Hawaii as a charity show for the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu, and was honored to receive two “Resolutions”, one from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate of the State of Hawaii

1984 サンケイ新聞「くらしのエスプリ」エッセイ連載
Contributed the column “Kurashi no Esprit” in the Sankei Shimbun

1986 エッセイ集『僕は、ヤングマン。』出版(文化出版局刊)
Published “Boku wa Young Man”, a collection of essays

1989 パリ、フォーブル・サントノーレ34番地にブティックをオープン
イタリア共和国 功労勲章 カヴァリエーレ章 受章
Opened “Jun Ashida Paris” at 34 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris
Was awarded the insignia of Knight in the Order of Merit of Italy

1991 紫綬褒章 受章
Decorated with the Purple Ribbon Medal, the highest award in Japan for cultural and artistic achievement

1993 皇太子妃雅子殿下(現 皇后雅子陛下)の御成婚衣装御用命 拝受
Designed dresses for H.I.H. the Crown Princess, which were worn at ceremonies at the time of her wedding

1994 アジア競技大会 日本選手団 公式ユニフォーム デザイン
Designed uniforms for the Japanese team to the Asian Games in Hiroshima

1995 国連創立50周年記念チャリティ 春夏コレクション開催
In response to a request from the United Nations Association of Japan, presented his spring-summer 1996 collection as one of the official events in Japan celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations

1996 アトランタ五輪 日本選手団 公式ユニフォーム デザイン
Designed uniforms for the Japanese team to the Olympic Games in Atlanta

1997 日本経済新聞「あすへの話題」エッセイ連載
Contributed the column “Asu e no Wadai” in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun

1998 エッセイ集『髭のそり残し』出版(徳間書店刊)
Published “Hige no Sori Nokoshi“, a collection of essays

1999 ヨルダン・ハシェミット王国 ラーニア王妃陛下より御用命 拝受
Designed dresses for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which were worn on the State Visit to Japan

2000 フランス共和国 国家功労章 オフィシエ章 受章
Awarded the insignia of Officer in the National Order of Merit of France

2002 円形ストール“コンパス”意匠登録 取得
Registered his original design “Compass” with the Patent Office

2003 イタリア共和国 功労勲章 カヴァリエーレ・ウフィチャーレ章 受章
Awarded the insignia of Officer in the Order of Merit of Italy

2005 産経新聞「芦田 淳の美の道場」エッセイ連載
Contributed the column “Jun Ashida no Bi no Dojo” in the Sankei Shimbun

2006 旭日中綬章 受章
ルクセンブルク 大公国功労勲章 オフィシエ章 受章
Decorated by the Emperor with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
Awarded the insignia of Officer in the Order of Merit of Luxembourg

2009 日本経済新聞「私の履歴書」連載
Contributed the column “Watashi no Rirekisho” in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun

2010 フランス共和国 芸術文化勲章 オフィシエ章 受章
エッセイ集『透明な時間』出版(角川学芸出版刊)
オリジナルパンツ“ボンブー”意匠登録 取得
共同通信配信「美のリズム」エッセイ連載
Awarded the insignia of Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters of France
Publication by Kadokawa Group Holdings of “Tomei na Jikan” (A Time for Reflection), a collection of essays
Registered his original pants design “Bambou” with the Patent Office
Contributed the column “Bi no Rhythm” with Kyodo News Service

2011 『人通りの少ない道―私の履歴書』出版(日本経済新聞出版社刊)
Publication by Nihon Keizai Shimbun of “Hito Dori no Sukunai Michi” (The Road Less Taken), a collection of essays detailing the life and career of Jun Ashida

2013 10月メゾン創立50周年記念コレクション開催 
エッセイ集『髭のそり残し』出版(角川学芸出版刊)
October: Presented the Jun Ashida 50th Anniversary Collection
Publication by Kadokawa Group Holdings of “Hige no Sori Nokoshi”, a collection of essays

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