Cross Company Inc. (headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama city) acquires all shares of CAN Company Ltd. (headquarters: Suginami-ku, Tokyo) on Dec. 25th 2012.
After a sophisticated premium jeans boom ended in 2007, people generally say jeans have stagnated over the last couple of years. Independent compilation women’s jeans shops in department stores are not an exception.
From Feb. 22nd to Mar. 10th, “HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO”, a fashion event which introduces Japanese fashion brands will be held in Singapore.
During March 20th (Wed) to 22nd (Fri), fashion brands and creators who represent the Tokyo fashion world gather to hold an event under the theme “NEW STANDARD” at Shibuya Hikarie.
MITSUI & CO., LTD. (Headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) acquired all shares of Paul Stuart, Inc. (Headquarters in New York) on December 28, 2012.
On Feb. 1st and 2nd Textile Marche will be held on the first floor of HINAYA KYOTO Kiyomizu Gojozaka Store. Textile Marche aims to create a place where textile makers of Japan can gather and directly sell their products.
Chinatsu Wakatsuki announced on her blog that she stepped down as designer of wc and became Creative Advisor.
On Dec. 12, “Ginza 6-Chome Class 1 Urban Renewal Association” announced that they had acquired
Itochu Corporation has acquired the trademark rights for an American outdoors brand, PENFIELD’s
In 2013, Nike will release a new training program featuring Jessica Michibata in its free app named Nike Training Club (NTC). It is the first time for a Japanese person to appear in the program.
The American shoes brand Stuart Weitzman stars Kate Moss as its campaign model for the 2013 Spring Summer collection.
In September JAL announced that its new uniforms would be adopted next year.
The denim fabric manufacturer KUROKI (situated in Ihara city of Okayama prefecture) obtains half of its sales revenues from overseas businesses.
ITOCHU Corporation, which holds master license rights in Japan for Bear USA, has made a sub license contract with FINE PLUS Co.
A lens (×30 zoom lens) for 945 yen each released from Rakuraku.com, an IT company in Kyoto, is available at ISETAN MiRROR from Dec 16th. The lens is an accessory for the iPhone application Beautecam.
The company Condé Nast Publications Japan (publishes VOGUE JAPAN), Condé Nast Japan (publishes GQ JAPAN) and Condénet JP (manages fashion websites) will merge on Jan. 1, 2013 to become Condé Nast Japan.
Sazaby League, Ltd (Headquarters located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) will be launching a new brand and its store, ELFORBR Shinjuku Flags will open on Thursday, March 7th 2013.
NIKE and MEDICOM TOY have once again teamed up to release the "NIKE LUNAR FORCE 1" and "NIKE Destroyer Jacket" from their NIKE x BE@RBRICK collection.
On the 12th of this month, the founder of Itokin and Honorable Chairman Kingo Tsujimura passed away at the age of 93.
On Nov 21st, Hankyu Umeda Store saw its grand opening after its floor-expanding renovation. Hankyu opened a portion of its phase two building on Oct 25th prior to its full reopening in Nov.