Tokyo fashion week: Hiromichi Ochiai — man in the middle

Oct 24, 2015

Tokyo fashion week: Hiromichi Ochiai — man in the middle

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo wrapped up its runway shows at the Hikarie shopping complex in Shibuya Ward on Oct. 17, ending six days of presentations that showcased a wide range of collections for the upcoming 2016 spring/summer season. Hikarie, a swanky retail complex that ...

Tokyo fashion week: womenswear gets a welcome jolt of energy

Oct 24, 2015

Tokyo fashion week: womenswear gets a welcome jolt of energy

The 2016 spring/summer womenswear lineup certainly threw up its fair share of surprises at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo earlier this month. The biggest talking point of the shows, however, was an edgy tribute to one of the country’s traditional garbs — the luxurious kimono. ...

Fashion premieres and opening ceremonies

| Oct 10, 2015

Fashion premieres and opening ceremonies

October debut for Gaultier’s Sept Premieres French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Seven & I Holdings to produce Sept Premieres, an affordable line of clothing that launched Oct. 1. This is the first designer collaboration for the company, which owns Seibu ...

Tokyo's cool beasts of fashion

| Aug 8, 2015

Tokyo's cool beasts of fashion

Monstrously cute dining in Harajuku On Aug. 1, creative director Sebastian Masuda opened the Kawaii Monster Cafe, a curious place that brings Harajuku to life in storybook style. Designed to look like you’re entering the belly of a beast that “swallowed Harajuku whole,” the ...

The halycon days of summer fashion

| Jun 13, 2015

The halycon days of summer fashion

Game, set and match Fred Perry and Mintdesigns What do you get when you take a prestigious British brand like Fred Perry and pair it up with the funky Tokyo-based Mintdesigns? A radical take on classic design, of course. This is the first time ...