Here comes Fred

| Jan 8, 2013

Here comes Fred

by Misha Janette and Samuel Thomas

This year will see the arrival of a formidable new force in the Japanese fashion market. Perhaps best known for being a go-to for Hollywood stars, Fred Segal is a trend-setting California clothing and lifestyle goods retailer, which in its 50-year history had never ...

Double-A seating power

| Nov 27, 2012

Double-A seating power

by Jean Snow

The AA Stool is the lovely result of a collaboration between Torafu Architects and the Ishinomaki Laboratory, a platform that brings together creators in one of the hardest-hit areas during last year’s earthquake and tsunami, Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture. Based on the concept of ...

Oct 28, 2012

Menswear looks hot to trot

by Samuel Thomas

Men were quick to put their best feet forward at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, with a heavy concentration of light and minimalist sportswear that proved popular on the catwalks. The menswear element of this Oct. 13-20 event may have opened with the Facetasm show ...

Oct 28, 2012

Fashion Week Tokyo powers ahead

by Misha Janette

From start to finish, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s 2013 spring/summer collections hit new heights, literally, as the catwalk parades were staged way up in the event’s new home at the Hikarie shopping tower in city center Shibuya. It’s now seven years since the inaugural ...