Fashion that makes art more accessible

Mar 26, 2013

Fashion that makes art more accessible

It is a sartorial surprise of the most poetic variety. Robert Montgomery — artist, writer, fashion collaborator — turns around, slips off his coat and flips up the collar of his crisp white shirt.

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

Mar 26, 2013

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

“Hollowness” is not a word that often springs to mind in the context of a luxury fashion item. For the Shanghai-based multimedia artist Yi Zhou, however, this was the starting point for her Each x Other fashion collection. Inspired by a 3-D animation she ...

Dec 18, 2012

Acne Studios opens house in Japan

They are two cities separated by more than 8,000 km. But despite the geographical distance, a little piece of Stockholm arrived last week in Tokyo — in the form of Asia’s first Acne store. The cult Swedish brand, famous for its high-quality jeans and ...

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Jul 10, 2012

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Joseph Kosuth, an American artist famous for conceptual, text-centric works, just put one of his good friends — Joni Waka — in the doghouse. Joni didn’t do anything to upset Kosuth. Quite the contrary. “The Dog House” is Joni’s new home. It is also ...

Signed, sealed and delivered: Paul Smith's stamp collection

May 3, 2012

Signed, sealed and delivered: Paul Smith's stamp collection

His creations are more commonly found paraded on fashion catwalks or on hangers in boutiques around the world. However, the British designer Sir Paul Smith is not a man to be confined by genre, as reflected in his latest creative endeavor — a collection ...

Dover Street Market Ginza: a bazaar concept

Mar 27, 2012

Dover Street Market Ginza: a bazaar concept

Twisting white poles. Wooden tree sculptures. Metal cages. Giant insects. And yes, an elephant. This may not sound like the standard decor of a fashion shop, particularly in the upmarket Ginza district of Tokyo. But Dover Street Market, the concept store created by Comme ...

Tsutaya's newest media center suits silver market to a T

Jan 31, 2012

Tsutaya's newest media center suits silver market to a T

To many Japanese, the name “Tsutaya” will bring to mind one very clear image: neon lights, blue-and-yellow signage, bestselling J-pop albums and late-night DVD rentals. So it may come as a surprise to some to learn that Japan’s biggest music, book and video outlet ...

Dressed to impress Tokyo's art crowd

Nov 24, 2011

Dressed to impress Tokyo's art crowd

A life-size bucking brown horse, pieced together from old leather jackets. A loom operated by a Noah’s Ark collection of polar bears, birds and other beasts. A fashion boutique till that scans barcodes to create a cacophony of musical sounds. Hearing the words “fashion” ...