Stepping in the right fashion-forward directions

| Dec 13, 2011

Stepping in the right fashion-forward directions

Opening ceremony for Kenzo Kenzo is one of Japan’s most long-standing fashion houses, so it is understandable that it has undergone quite a few changes in its 41-year history — especially since Kenzo Takada himself retired in 1999. This year it is embracing another ...

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 ...