Totally wrapped in Joy

| Jun 12, 2012

Totally wrapped in Joy

by Misha Janette and Samuel Thomas

Asked to name a seminal New York City-born musician with an intrepid preference for over-the-top fashion, and Lady Gaga would surely the first name to roll off the tongue. But there’s another female musician from the city who influenced global fashion with her unique ...

Fashion streaming in and out of Japan

| Mar 10, 2011

Fashion streaming in and out of Japan

Fairy-tale beginnings RED Valentino, an affordable offshoot line of the Italian couture label, has launched its first flagship shop in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. Behind the modern glass-fronted exterior, wall-length oval “Snow White” mirrors, iron castle-like door handles and vintage memento boxes are matched with ...

Blue moon rising over Tokyo

| Feb 10, 2011

Blue moon rising over Tokyo

by Misha Janette

Comme des Garcons’ Marunouchi: no longer alone Comme des Garcons is renowned for keeping the fashion public on its toes by opening up many temporary “guerrilla” stores around the world, but it’s only once in a neon-blue moon that we get a new permanent ...