UNDERCOVER designer Jun Takahashi took First Prize for the second time in this year's Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix. Other awardees were FACETASM Hiromichi Ochiai, Kazuo Oishi, Kazuyuki Yamamuro, TORAY, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE and Eiji Yamamoto.
On Nov 1, the financial results for October of five major department stores in Japan were announced. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings and H2O Retailing Corp. had positive results.
Takisada Nagoya presented textiles for the 2014 autumn/winter season under the theme, “Urban Camouflage.” The collection presents are a wide variety of patterns such as camouflage, animal, reptile, digital, and plain or 3-dimensional geometric.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings teams up with the magazine Soen, and on Oct 28, launched the crowdfunding project titled “Tokyo Design Commit.”
Shiseido will establish a joint corporation Shiseido Middle East FZCO with a local company in Dubai, UAE and import and market products to the Middle East under its global brand SHISEIDO.
On Oct 25, Center-Kita Station’s latest landmark dubbed “PREMIERE YOKOHAMA” opened its doors. The new facility is located in the Kohoku New Town area, where young families in their thirties are the majority.
START TODAY CO., LTD. is launching its new fashion service “WEAR” on October 31st. Behind the service and its innovative tools is the enterprising president Yusaku Maezawa.
New York based social mobile commerce website “FANCY” teams up with Japanese department store Isetan. Items selected by the Isetan buyers will be lined up on FANCY from Oct 23.
Rakuten and Stylife, part of the Rakuten group will launch a new e-commerce website named “Vault” in the middle of November. Rakuten and Stylife will set forth as pioneers expanding the video commerce service in Japan.
Start Today is introducing a new service that allows customers to access product and other information simply by scanning tags on store products.
The French Embassy in Japan hosts the first men’s fashion business fair from Oct 16 to 18. For the event, 9 brands from France will visit Japan to propose new styles.
OOTEMORI, a new commercial facility located on the B1 and B2 floors of Otemachi Tower (address: 1-5-5 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), opened on Oct 2.
On Sept 25, Uniqlo held a press conference for the upgraded Ultra-Light Down and Heattech for the 2013 fall/winter season.
From Sept. 11 to Nov. 5, music radio station InterFM supervises in-house music for Isetan Men’s Building. Peter Barakan, DJ and the operating officer of InterFM, selects the music until Oct.22.
The joint exhibit “MaG.” of fashion, interior and sundry goods was held this month in Tokyo and Osaka. The exhibit was also held in March and this was the second time for the event to be held.
On Sept 20, East Japan Railway Company will open a new commercial facility named GRANROOF, close to the Yaesu exit of Tokyo train station. On the same day, the facility on the B1 floor will re-open under the new name “GRANROOF Front.”
On Oct 30, Isetan will renew its tartan check pattern which serves as the company’s symbol. The current “MacMillan/Ancient” will be reborn as “MacMillan/Isetan.”
Tokyu Land Corporation will begin construction of its “Ginza 5-chome Project (tentative name)” from Sept 20.
JR East Station Retailing Co., Ltd. is set to open the doors of its new commercial facility on the elevated viaduct of what was formerly Manseibashi station.
88-year old Matsuya Ginza, the oldest department store in Ginza, opened its revamped floors on Sept 14. It has been 12 years since the last large scale renewal was held, and the current renewal took 4 years to complete.