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On the changing face of Japanese styling

May 27, 2018

On the changing face of Japanese styling

by Samuel Thomas

Lifestyles and desires change and fashion has always adapted with the times, but with easier access to global influences, it has become more eclectic than ever. From casual looks to match a lifestyle, to fanciful art collaborations — Japan aims to please all.

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

Oct 22, 2017

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

by Misha Janette

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 ...

Matohu: Observing tradition in modern design

Apr 1, 2017

Matohu: Observing tradition in modern design

by Samuel Thomas

Design duo Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi have been making the case for the inclusion of Japanese aesthetics in contemporary fashion for more than a decade. Since founding fashion brand Matohu, the pair have championed Japanese tradition on the runway, which isn't easy in an ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: Walking the line

Oct 26, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: Walking the line

by Samuel Thomas

The menswear schedule looked somewhat lacking on paper this season at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The big names that would normally take the lead in international coverage — namely, Takeshi Osumi's post-Phenomenon project, Mr.Gentleman, or the internationally friendly Whiz Limited — were both ...