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:

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

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 ...

Dempagumi.inc's Risa Aizawa on the true power of fashion

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 ...

Fashion veterans make new moves

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. Affordable minimalism The beauty of origami folds, pleats and twists in clothing is usually something that could only be appreciated ...

Street style always looks back and forward

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. Louis Vuitton's love letter to streetwear Hot on the heels of ...

Tokyo fashion week: Womenswear offers a touch of pizzazz

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. Keita Maruyama and Mintdesigns were ...