Hours of preparation make perfect for model Rei Hamada

Oct 23, 2014

Hours of preparation make perfect for model Rei Hamada

Plumes of hair spray create a suffocating cloud over a group of fashion models waiting to be beautified in a room overlooking Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district. A full eight hours before Rei Hamada is set to grace the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo ...

Flash mobs put spotlight on kimono

Jan 6, 2014

Flash mobs put spotlight on kimono

by Sophie Jackman

A group of kimono enthusiasts is trying to change people’s attitudes about the traditional attire by invading public spaces en masse. Kimono Jack — a group that takes its name from the Japanese tendency to use “hijack” when referring to flash mobs — calls ...