Featured brand: Yumiko

Yumiko Logo 2012

Yumiko is a prestigious dance wear brand, producing leotards and unitards for women and men.   Why mention Yumiko in this blog?  Well, they do make one style of tights for men, and that’s good enough for me!  But they also have a very impressive line of active wear for men and women.

Yumiko Takeshima designer 2
(photo credit to Dance Pulp)

Born in Asahikawa, Japan to parents who owned a small Kimono business, Takeshima began dancing at the age of four in Sapporo, Japan. At the age of 14 she left home to study with the San Francisco Ballet school, soon after receiving her first professional dance contract.

Yumiko Takeshima 7
(photo credit to Dance Pulp)

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