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Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

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As always, Japan was well-represented at Salone del Mobile Milano last month, with Sou Fujimoto creating a forest of spotlights for clothing retailer H&M’s COS brand, Panasonic’s “Kukan — The Invention of Space” installation, as well as separate exhibitions, including the Experimental Creations showcase of innovative design and the unveiling ...

Boys in pink: Tapping the 'genderless' fashion market

Mar 18, 2016

Boys in pink: Tapping the 'genderless' fashion market

No stranger to barrettes, bows and beauty products, Instagram icon and model Genking is a proud flag bearer for “genderless” fashion in which young men adopt unequivocally feminine styles and challenge traditional norms. Although women around the world have taken to menswear in droves ...

The fashion scouts taking domestic underground labels global

Mar 18, 2016

The fashion scouts taking domestic underground labels global

Far from the flashbulbs of Tokyo fashion week, Yoshio Yokobori is juggling multiple roles — talent scout, cultural interpreter, dealmaker — in a quest to help foreign buyers navigate a labyrinthine design landscape and access Japan’s most exciting underground labels. Although Tokyo’s streets offer ...