Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: Walking the line

Style & Design 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 ...

Style & Design Nov 8, 2009

Menswear bursts the bubble

by Paul Mcinnes

It comes as no great surprise to see so many international designers turning to Japan for artistic inspiration, because it's well known that the fashion pack often come to the Far East for fresh ideas. Take Raf Simons. His latest collection for Jil Sander, shown ...

Style & Design Nov 8, 2009

Innovation feeds on growing flux in male looks

by Paul Mcinnes

From their bases on opposite sides of the Pacific, Japanese and American menswear labels have begun to rip up the rule books and reinvent how men think about fashion. Long gone are the days when ostentatious Europeans, such as heavyweights Armani, Gucci and Dior Homme, ...