Danielle Demetriou

Danielle Demetriou is a writer who swapped her native London for Tokyo in 2007. From art and design to business and fashion, she writes about all things Japan-related for international newspapers and magazines.

For Danielle Demetriou's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Let your babies get loud at karaoke

| Aug 6, 2013

Let your babies get loud at karaoke

It's Friday evening in Shibuya. The sun is setting, the neon is flashing and the crowds are swelling. And so with beginning-of-the-weekend fever in the air, it is perhaps little surprise that Madonna is already blaring in one karaoke room on the second floor ...

Bubbles, music and paint as babies learn to create

| Jul 3, 2013

Bubbles, music and paint as babies learn to create

For a moment, I wonder if I've accidentally strayed onto the set of a children's TV programme. Center stage are three grown men in matching T-shirts singing at the top of their voices in a Technicolor-bright toy-filled room more dazzling than Joseph's dreamcoat. Beneath a ...

Loewe goes punk with Junya Watanabe collaboration

May 29, 2013

Loewe goes punk with Junya Watanabe collaboration

She is a textbook-perfect bad girl — from her raw-edged purple mullet, scarlet lips and snarling scowl to the black leather jacket, ripped leggings and studded boots. But the model stomping across the runway carries something in her hand that gives the game away. It ...

Fashion that makes art more accessible

Mar 26, 2013

Fashion that makes art more accessible

It is a sartorial surprise of the most poetic variety. Robert Montgomery — artist, writer, fashion collaborator — turns around, slips off his coat and flips up the collar of his crisp white shirt.

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

Mar 26, 2013

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

"Hollowness" is not a word that often springs to mind in the context of a luxury fashion item. For the Shanghai-based multimedia artist Yi Zhou, however, this was the starting point for her Each x Other fashion collection. Inspired by a 3-D animation she created ...