All Blacks' World Cup kit fuses Japanese, Maori cultures

Rugby Jul 1, 2019

All Blacks' World Cup kit fuses Japanese, Maori cultures

New Zealand's All Blacks have teamed up with fashion's "poet of black" Yohji Yamamoto to create their team jersey for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. The defending champions, who hope to win a third-straight title in Yokohama in November, unveiled the Yamamoto-designed shirts ...

Inspiration can come from anywhere

Style & Design | ON: FASHION Mar 11, 2017

Inspiration can come from anywhere

by Samuel Thomas

Q-Pot dishes out more sweet stuff Q-Pot, purveyors of ultra cute and occasionally disconcertingly realistic sweet-themed accessories, is marking its 15th anniversary with its very first fashion line: Q-Pot Dress. Tadaaki Wakamatsu, the designer of the jewelry line, is himself taking on the challenge by ...

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, ...

Yamamoto protege debuts stoic new line

Style & Design Sep 9, 2007

Yamamoto protege debuts stoic new line

by Martin Webb

While his daughter Limi prepares to present her Limi Feu line at the Paris collections for the first time in October, Yohji Yamamoto has selected another protege to take her place on the Tokyo runways. Michiko Suzuki joined the Japanese fashion maestro's firm as ...