Variety spices up the womenswear shows

Oct 30, 2011

Variety spices up the womenswear shows

It is often a struggle to cast an objective reviewer’s eye over Tokyo collections, because fans of the microcosm that is Japanese fashion fall into two distinctly different camps: lovers of over-the-top quirkiness and … regular consumers. For the former, start with “forest girl” ...

Fashion Week Tokyo gets back into gear

Oct 30, 2011

Fashion Week Tokyo gets back into gear

Fashion Week has come back to Tokyo for its 13th iteration, now under the wing of posh car-maker Mercedes-Benz and with the snazzy new moniker, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. It has been a full year since Tokyo has seen a proper fashion week, as ...

A season for accolades, milestones and new frontiers

| Jun 14, 2011

A season for accolades, milestones and new frontiers

Florence and Kyoto unite to celebrate Gucci’s 90 years Revered luxury brand Gucci is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with a special traveling exhibition in Japan that highlights its prowess in craftsmanship. Starting at the famed Kinkaku-ji Golden Temple in Kyoto, “Gucci: 90 ...

Bouncing back and reaching higher

| Apr 14, 2011

Bouncing back and reaching higher

A blast of fashion literature It’s been a tough couple of years for Yohji Yamamoto. Arguably Japan’s most prominent fashion designer, Yamamoto, who broke into the European fashion arena in the early 1980s, filed for bankruptcy in 2009 after years of aggressive expansion in ...