Samuel Thomas

Samuel Thomas is a fashion writer and lecturer at Bunka Gakuen University. He regularly contributes to The Japan Times, among other publications, and has his own site He is currently pursuing his research in fashion at the University of Tokyo.

For Samuel Thomas's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Behind the mask: The show must go on

Style & Design Feb 24, 2020

Behind the mask: The show must go on

As the impact of COVID-19 leads to the postponement or cancelation of various fashion events, the industry faces a quandary — it is unseemly to focus on the relatively trivial business of style at a time of great concern?