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:

Top stars and collaborations in Japanese fashion

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 ...

20 Questions: The best answers of 2017

| 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. — Ben Daggers, magician Richard Brezina | COURTESY OF RICHARD BREZINA What's your favorite Japanese word or phrase? I like Japanese tongue-twisters; my ...

Japanese fashion's great end to the year

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, ...

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 ...