Plenty to enjoy as fashion week approaches

| Mar 12, 2013

Plenty to enjoy as fashion week approaches

The Italian denim magnate Diesel and EDUN, the niche eco-friendly brand developed by musician Bono and his wife, have something in common — a love of Africa and its artistic scene. It makes sense then that last year they announced DIESEL+EDUN, a denim collection, ...

Here comes Fred

| Jan 8, 2013

Here comes Fred

This year will see the arrival of a formidable new force in the Japanese fashion market. Perhaps best known for being a go-to for Hollywood stars, Fred Segal is a trend-setting California clothing and lifestyle goods retailer, which in its 50-year history had never ...

Designer Cynthia Rowley hits the double digits

| Nov 13, 2012

Designer Cynthia Rowley hits the double digits

New York-based designer Cynthia Rowley celebrated her brand’s 10th year in Japan with a special talk show and cocktail dinner for VIP guests during Tokyo Fashion Week. The Barrington, Illinois, native’s name has long been on the lips of American sportswear fans with her ...

Sexy's back for womenswear

Oct 28, 2012

Sexy's back for womenswear

For what seems like an eternity, kawaii (cute) fashion has ruled the Japanese womenswear roost, and at times it’s looked as if we would never see a return to edgy, chic styles. But the designers are playing their cool cards now, and they brought ...

Oct 28, 2012

Fashion Week Tokyo powers ahead

From start to finish, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s 2013 spring/summer collections hit new heights, literally, as the catwalk parades were staged way up in the event’s new home at the Hikarie shopping tower in city center Shibuya. It’s now seven years since the inaugural ...