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:
Dec 23, 2018
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.
Aug 26, 2018
Apr 22, 2018
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.
Feb 25, 2018
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.
Dec 24, 2017
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.
Oct 22, 2017
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.
Oct 13, 2017
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.
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 1, 2017
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