Street style always looks back and forward

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Style has always referenced the past, even though it’s focused on the future. With spring heralding new looks and summer already approaching fast, new collaborations, brands and innovations are making their mark in stores now. Louis Vuitton’s love letter to streetwear Hot on the heels of the Louis Vuitton and ...

Matohu: Observing tradition in modern design

Apr 1, 2017

Matohu: Observing tradition in modern design

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Design duo Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi have been making the case for the inclusion of Japanese aesthetics in contemporary fashion for more than a decade. Since founding fashion brand Matohu, the pair have championed Japanese tradition on the runway, which isn’t easy in ...

Monocle raises its glass to 10 years in Japan

Mar 11, 2017

Monocle raises its glass to 10 years in Japan

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There are precious few publications standing against the accepted status quo that print media has had its day and the future is digital. Taking a stand among their ranks is lifestyle magazine Monocle, which even eschews social media, choosing to address those who seek ...

Inspiration can come from anywhere

| Mar 11, 2017

Inspiration can come from anywhere

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Q-Pot dishes out more sweet stuff Q-Pot, purveyors of ultra cute and occasionally disconcertingly realistic sweet-themed accessories, is marking its 15th anniversary with its very first fashion line: Q-Pot Dress. Tadaaki Wakamatsu, the designer of the jewelry line, is himself taking on the challenge ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

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Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit’s popular 2009 documentary “Objectified.” Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...