Tokyo fashion show takes a modest approach to style

Style & Design Nov 12, 2016

Tokyo fashion show takes a modest approach to style

Modesty takes center stage For all the political discourse centering on what Muslim women choose to wear, it is easy to forget that the hijab and related robes comprise a diverse genre of fashion. Looking at the garments beyond their religious connotations, they have a ...

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Menswear sells out

Style & Design Oct 29, 2016

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo: Menswear sells out

While Tokyo's womenswear seems to be content fighting for a place in the domestic market, the endlessly repeated adage that Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo's menswear is the collection's most viable export product appears to have finally come true, with many of the brands tipped ...

Re-fashioning the business of womenswear

Style & Design Oct 22, 2016

Re-fashioning the business of womenswear

As the last of the models walk the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo runway, there are many in the metropolis who won't look at one tweet from the front row or even acknowledge the week's existence. It is a situation unthinkable in Paris or New York ...

Anrealage gets real in Tokyo's Omotesando

Style & Design | ON: FASHION Sep 10, 2016

Anrealage gets real in Tokyo's Omotesando

Anrealage gets real in Omotesando Tokyo has been spoiled of late with a surprising number of new store openings, not least the first stand-alone shops of cult streetwear label C.E and power-couple Yoon and Verbal's Ambush. But it is Kunihiko Morinaga's Anrealage, a mainstay of ...

Tokyo fashion faces some backstage changes

Style & Design | ON: FASHION Jul 9, 2016

Tokyo fashion faces some backstage changes

Vintage graduation CEO Tobe Naoaki's boutique Grimoire has been responsible for so many important fashion moments in Tokyo's recent fashion history. Even those who have never wandered into its loving re-imagining of turn-of-the-century European fairy-tale style will have most likely seen one of its acolytes ...

Reviving the old and promoting the new

Style & Design | ON: FASHION May 7, 2016

Reviving the old and promoting the new

A new hope for traditional menswear It is no secret that George Lucas looked to Japan for inspiration behind the now iconic Jedi robes that every science-fiction fan sees as shorthand for cool on a galactic level. The original Japanese garments that served as muse, ...