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Misha Janette
Misha Janette graduated from the prestigious Bunka Fashion College and writes the trilingual blog Tokyo Fashion Diaries on the avant-garde style scene. She is also a stylist, TV host and designer for street-wear wig brand Plumb.
For Misha Janette's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Feb 24, 2019
Japanese fashion taps the potential of digital media platforms
Fashion has had to adapt to social media u2014 its early exposure of new collections, its influencers starting and accelerating trends and its new forms of retailing. But it has caught up, and in exciting ways.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 23, 2018
Fashion farewells and hellos
As our lifestyles and desires change, fashion has had to adapt with the times. But now, with easier access to global influences, and changing demographics, it has become more eclectic than ever. From casual looks to match a lifestyle to fanciful contemporary art collaborations, Japan aims to please all.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 14, 2018
Tokyo's fashion week can be for the fans
You don't need to be in the business to take part in Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week. Here's our pick of related events anyone can enjoy.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 13, 2018
Junko Naito: Living and working a la mode
As Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo kicks in, PR veteran Junko Naito talks about her life in style
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 26, 2018
The convenience of contemporary style
The fashion world is responding to our current era's obsession with convenience. It's packaging products in ready-to-go servings, making fashion approachable and easy, not to mention turning shopping into a fun experience for all.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 29, 2018
The fashion industry welcomes a Doublet dose of parody
Masayuki Ino, designer of streetwear brand Doublet, reveals how luck and good sense of humor helped him become the first Japanese LVMH Prize winner.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Apr 22, 2018
Top stars and collaborations in Japanese fashion
This month, fashion in Japan is coming at you with collaborations involving two major artists, one of the musical persuasion and another that might just break the internet. Meanwhile, one of Japan's homegrown fashion stars celebrates an anniversary with one of the best runway shows Tokyo has seen all season.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Mar 18, 2018
Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Womenswear brands add an extra dash of cool to elegance
Japan Times fashion contributors select eight womenswear collections to look out for during Tokyo fashion week
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Feb 25, 2018
Yumi Katsura's mission to popularize the everyday kimono
Yumi Katsura is synonymous with wedding dresses in Japan and, after her most recent show, may also become equally known for boosting the popularity of kimono across the globe. A historic and recent first, Katsura is the only designer ever to be allowed to show at the opulent Akasaka Palace, demonstrating just how revered she is in cultural circles.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 31, 2017
20 Questions: The best answers of 2017
What brought you to Japan? I came here for the magic. Osaka is home to some of the best close-up magicians in the world.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 24, 2017
Japanese fashion's great end to the year
With the holidays upon us, it is a season for celebration. Japan's fashion industry has its own reason to enjoy the festivities, as the ceremony for the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix awards revealed some amazing talent on home turf. And then, we discover o-kaizome, a unique way to ring in the new year, while keeping as stylish as ever.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 28, 2017
Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Womenswear sees domestic designers back on home turf
The Tokyo fashion scene continues to lead the pack in fresh streetwear trends and international haute prowess.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 22, 2017
The traditional kimono never goes out of style
The fusion of traditional Japanese culture with contemporary life isn't a new concept, but as trends change the results can vary greatly. On the runway, we are seeing sophisticated ideas that infuse new looks with time-honored tastes in subtle yet effective ways; while on the streets, the stylings of old-world Japan have never been more kitsch and trendy. With plenty of second-hand kimono readily available, going full traditional also need not be expensive, or, if you're in need of something for Halloween, they can add some authenticity to the spookiest costumes.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 13, 2017
Dempagumi.inc's Risa Aizawa on the true power of fashion
Fashion designers can be stiff creatures, especially when it comes to divulging their history or feelings in an interview. However, Risa Aizawa is not your run-of-the-mill fashion designer. She is a member of the five-person Akihabara-born idol group Dempagumi.inc, known more for it's hard-core dedication to otaku fandom than for its runway shows. Even so, she debuted her brand Memuse on the runway during the recent Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, and the show was one of the most buzzed about of the week.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 25, 2017
Fashion veterans make new moves
They may be newcomers to Tokyo, but behind the fashion names picking up traction this summer is a wealth of experience combined with honed artisanal skills.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Apr 23, 2017
Street style always looks back and forward
Style has always referenced the past, even though it's focused on the future. With spring heralding new looks and summer already approaching fast, new collaborations, brands and innovations are making their mark in stores now.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Apr 1, 2017
Tokyo fashion week: Womenswear offers a touch of pizzazz
Women wearing their newest spring frocks braved a spell of unusually brisk weather to catch more than 52 Japanese and Asian brands showcasing their wares during the fall/winter 2017-18 installment of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo from March 20 to 26.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 25, 2017
Designer Mikio Sakabe: 'Fashion itself is the creation of newness'
Fashion designer on why there's no real difference between being young or old.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Feb 11, 2017
New, old and classic — Mintdesigns, vintage clothing and Mihara Yasuhiro
Minty fresh designs
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Dec 10, 2016
Inspired fashion: from Marie Antoinette nail art to '60s textiles to Wong Kar Wai movies
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