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 ...

Japan's 'La Gaijine'

Apr 3, 2011

Japan's 'La Gaijine'

On Francoise Morechand’s living room table there sits a book once owned by a samurai in the Edo Period (1603-1867) that she says she has been studying. “I think I may have been a samurai once in a past life. But you know, I ...

Blue moon rising over Tokyo

| Feb 10, 2011

Blue moon rising over Tokyo

Comme des Garcons’ Marunouchi: no longer alone Comme des Garcons is renowned for keeping the fashion public on its toes by opening up many temporary “guerrilla” stores around the world, but it’s only once in a neon-blue moon that we get a new permanent ...

Ground control, we have a fashionable lift-off

| Jan 13, 2011

Ground control, we have a fashionable lift-off

Jean-Paul Gaultier’s space “This is space! It’s another world!” exclaimed Jean-Paul Gaultier at the opening of his new space-themed boutique in Ginza, Tokyo, in December. In extremely high spirits and sporting a space suit complete with helmet, the designer was greeting friends and press ...