Misha Janette

Misha Janette graduated from the prestigious Bunka Fashion College and writes the trilingual blog Tokyo Fashion Diaries on the avant-garde style scene. She is also a stylist, TV host and designer for street-wear wig brand Plumb.

For Misha Janette's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Reviving the old and promoting the new

| May 7, 2016

Reviving the old and promoting the new

A new hope for traditional menswear It is no secret that George Lucas looked to Japan for inspiration behind the now iconic Jedi robes that every science-fiction fan sees as shorthand for cool on a galactic level. The original Japanese garments that served as ...

Tokyo fashion week: Womenswear's mixed messages

Mar 26, 2016

Tokyo fashion week: Womenswear's mixed messages

The 2016 fall/winter womenswear collections that were unveiled on the catwalk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo offered a wealth of cozy clothing that will likely appear in stores later this year. As has been the case in recent seasons, the designs were as varied ...

Winning looks: Sacai, Mr. Gentlemen and AllSaints

| Feb 13, 2016

Winning looks: Sacai, Mr. Gentlemen and AllSaints

Sacai wins Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix In the Japan, the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix is the most esteemed of fashion-industry awards, and with nominations coming from the country’s top fashion editors, journalists and buyers, it’s also a barometer of worldwide success. The 33rd edition ...

From Saint Laurent to Uniqlo

| Dec 12, 2015

From Saint Laurent to Uniqlo

Saint Laurent joins the glamour of Omotesando As the Omotesando promenade gets the holiday treatment, decked with glittering lights, it also welcomes a new addition to its rolodex of pomp. On Dec. 5, the Saint Laurent flagship had a quiet opening in the old ...