Samuel Thomas

Samuel Thomas is a fashion writer and lecturer at Bunka Gakuen University. He regularly contributes to The Japan Times, amongst others, as well as his own site TokyoTelephone.com. His first book on Japanese fashion will be published by Kodansha in 2014.

For Samuel Thomas's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Adventurous fashion abounds this month

| Sep 12, 2014

Adventurous fashion abounds this month

Zadig & Voltaire is ready to rock in Aoyama French rock-chic lifestyle brand Zadig & Voltaire is reaching out to the international market with its first flagship shop in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. Housing a fair selection of women’s, men’s and kids’ wear, it also ...

Designs on Japan's student potential

Jul 25, 2014

Designs on Japan's student potential

Shining a light on Japan's student talent pool is Gakuten, a new event from the group responsible for the Design Festa biannual international art fair. There's only one requirement of Gakuten participants — that they be enrolled in an educational institution.