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Fashion 2014: bold booty or sheer reveal?

by Leanne Italie

Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February’s New York Fashion Week with nipples clearly visible under a taupe knit top. Christian Siriano closed his show in September ...

Hadid remains at the center of controversy

| Nov 28, 2014

Hadid remains at the center of controversy

Exhibitions can have consequences, often unintended. Initially inspired by Zaha Hadid’s competition win in 2012 for the New National Stadium of Japan, the current exhibition at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery has unfolded against a backdrop of controversy swirling around the architect’s proposal. ...

Getting crafty with ideas at Maker Faire Tokyo

Nov 20, 2014

Getting crafty with ideas at Maker Faire Tokyo

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Walking into the makeshift laboratory of Skeletonics, Inc. in the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, it’s impossible not to notice the nearly 3-meter-tall robotic exoskeleton in the room. Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku and Tomohiro Aka created the contraption and introduced it to the public via video-streaming ...

Scenes from Tokyo Designers Week 2014

Oct 27, 2014

Scenes from Tokyo Designers Week 2014

“Last year was not crazy enough; this year will be even more fun,” promised Design Association chair Kenji Kawasaki. We think the event has delivered on that project. The special themed exhibitions showed off strong suits in design, style and architecture in Japan and ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

Oct 25, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

by Misha Janette

The womenswear showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo marched to its own beat, with eye-opening collections coming from far-flung ends of the fashion spectrum. From stark minimalism to ’80s idols, the collections delivered a pinata of fashion treats, and since the seasons change faster ...