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Featured Artist Ashton Hirota

Ashton Hirota

If you have watched any award ceremony (including the AMA’s and VMA’s), the Super Bowl, a red carpet event, or music video in the past 10 years, you have seen the work of fashion designer/stylist Ashton Hirota and his Ashton Michael label.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hirota made his debut in the fashion scene at the age of 19 in LA Fashion Week. As a result he was picked up by prestigious destination stores, including Patricia Fields NYC, Fred Segal LA, and Volcan & Aphrodite in Tokyo. Presently, Hirota continues his progressive movement in fashion with his company, Ashton Michael. Offering exclusive capsule collections, wardrobe styling, and custom pieces combined with artistic vision and a true understanding of fit and fabrication, Hirota creates clothing tailored for any personality and public image.
With styles featured on clients ranging from American Idol contestants to icons of Hollywood movies and music, Hirota has designed custom pieces for celebrities as diverse as, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Alex Clare, Regina Spektor, and Pitbull. In addition to designing and producing the Ashton Michael Label, Hirota is sought out by top stylists and chart-topping artists for his ability to create fashion forward pieces individualized for each client’s style with one of the industries quickest turnaround times. Hirota is a strong believer that there is no gender in creative expression, just individuality.
The Ashton Michael design headquarters and showroom is located in the heart of Hollywood, CA under the roof of “The House of Infinite Radness.” Available by appointment only to industry professionals, the showroom caters to those looking for unique and extraordinary pieces. Purchases and rentals can be altered or customized in-house; Personal consultations with the designer himself are available.

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