Illustrator/graphic designer Akira Uno has been leading the Japanese art industry for decades and is known for illustrations depicting young girls using touches of fantasy. He is now 82 years old, but his passion for creativity has not changed a bit.
The recently held workshop was the second one held, inviting Taizo Son of Mistletoe, designer Kaori Kanamori of Theatre Products and fashion consultant Nagisa Ichikawa as guest speakers.
Designer Akira Naka studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and he is known for creating clothes, which bring out the beauty of the wearers.
Japan’s famed department store group Isetan Mitsukoshi will participate in this year’s Japan Expo, to be held from July 7 to 10 in Paris.
Yamato, a manufacturer of kimono textiles since 1917 and located in Kanda, has collaborated with Isetan department store, which also started off selling kimono textiles in Kanda
The specialty store named “Isetan the Japan Store Kuala Lumpur” will open its doors in Malaysia this October. The store will open as the remodeled Isetan Kuala Lumpur department store located within Lot 10.
The company called to 14-year-old Mappy, a popular Japanese fashion blogger, who has over 100,000 followers on her Instagram account.
In 2011, Isetan Mitsukoshi launched the project “Japan Senses” as a means to communicate the charms and beauty of Japanese culture.
Yumi Matsutoya and Japanese fashion brand Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga got together for a talk session in commemoration of Anrealage’s pop-up event named “Flower Shop” at Isetan Shinjuku
On Mar 16, a fashion show was held at Isetan Shinjuku, welcoming none other than Miranda Kerr as a special guest. The show presented Samantha Thavasa’s latest bag collection including items that were designed with Kerr.
Today, the subsidiary of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Mammina Co., Ltd., debuted a lineup of accessories designed by internationally famous Anna Sui and Keita Maruyama.
Members of Japanese idol group Nogizaka46, Mai Shiraishi, Nanase Nishino, Erika Ikuta, Reika Sakurai, Marika Ito and Yumi Wakatsuki gathered at Isetan Shinjuku department store for the opening of the collaboration project “Okeiko Girl”
On Feb 17, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store launched its original Japanese luxury brand “SEKItoWA”, on the first floor men’s section, as well as the “Gallery LIFE MINING”, lining up Japanese interior items, on the fifth floor.
Sarasa Nishijin, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a cafe that was created by renovating a Japanese communal bath house (sento in Japanese) dating back to the Taisho period.
The Bijuu hotel located in Shijo-Kawaramachi of Kyoto with the view of Higashiyama and Kamo River opened in 2014 and is managed by the Murakami Jyu Honten
On Feb 3, Japanese fashion brand Issey Miyake will present its new collection introducing the artworks of the late graphic designer Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002).
Japanese fashion brand “Mame”, led by designer Maiko Kurogouchi, continues to present collections which are charming and detailed, allowing certain images and emotions to arise in the wearers. This is Fashion Headline’s interview with the designer.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings will make its first appearance at the international fashion accessories exhibit “Premiere Classe”, to open on Jan 22 in Paris, France.
This is Part 2 of the report on the tour of Satoyama and Satoumi in the Ishikawa prefecture, organized by Isetan Mitsukoshi food buyers and the Ishikawa New Agriculture Total Support Organization (INATO) along with gourmets.
In 2011, Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi [*1] was the first in Japan to be named as one of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) [*2].
The designer of French lifestyle brand Astier de Villatte revealed its latest project with Japan’s renowned department store Isetan Shinjuku. The brand held a pop-up event titled “Voyage a Tokyo Astier de Villatte” until Dec 1 at Isetan.
Japan’s oldest Aizome (indigo dyeing) technique, the Shoai Hiyashi Zome, dates back to the Heian period, and was carried on by the Chiba family residing in Kurihara, Miyagi.
The home interior floor (7F) of Ginza Mitsukoshi department store is off to a great start. “Japan Edition”, lining up a variety of products such as arts, interior items and ceramics representing Japanese beauty, is particularly popular among customers.
The second collaboration between Japanese pop girl group “Perfume” and Isetan Shinjuku department store will be held from Oct 28 to Nov 2.
The opening of the event “Roots of Kawaii- Rune Naitou’s Past, Present and Future” was attended by Japanese fashion designer Junko Koshino and actress Mirei Kiritani.
In commemoration of the brand’s first customizable bag named the “PS Pin Bag”, New York based Proenza Schouler is holding a pop-up event at Isetan Shinjuku department store in Japan until today.
The fifth floor men’s clothing area of Ginza Mitsukoshi department store opened its remodeled floors on Oct 7.
Fashionable stoles decorated with motifs of Kabuki theatre have made their debut at Ginza Mitsukoshi department store. The stoles were designed in partnership with Marumasu and Shochiku.
Maison Margiela opened a new store on the fourth floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi department store at the end of September.
On Sept 16, Ginza Mitsukoshi department store revealed the remodeled third floor, which specializes in women’s fashion. With the revamping of the floor, the department store aims to capture the interests of its changing clientele.
Ginza Mitsukoshi department store is going through its second large-scale renovation since Sept 2010, and the refurbished floors will be unveiled on Oct 14. The concept of the latest renovations is a “Trendy and Global Department Store”.
On Sept 16, Isetan Shinjuku department store launched its autumn shopping fair. In line with this, Isetan Girl located on the second floor, opened an event focusing on Japanese kawaii culture.
Designer Yohji Yamamoto and Sanrio present the 2015-16 A/W collection of their collaboration brand named “ki◇◇y's” with garments embellished with embroidered patches of Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Discord is known for its black and white designs symbolic of Yohji Yamamoto, but for its team-up with Yoshitaka Amano at Isetan Shinjuku, the brand presented designs in blue, purple and other eye-catching colors
Japanese fashion brand “Candy Stripper” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and welcomed Japanese actress Fumi Nikaido to design for the collaboration brand “Fumi Nikaido Roots Candy Stripper”.
Isetan teams up with the Japanese company Colorful Board Inc. to make the most of the fashion styling app named “Sensy”, which is based on artificial intelligence.
Isetan Shinjuku is holding an event which proposes fashionable lifestyles fused with technology. The event is open until Sept 8. The event gives us an insight into how digital technology will transform and create new values for our lifestyles.
Chinese fashion magazine “Little Thing” is holding a time-limited event on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku from Jul 22 to Aug 4. Held at Isetan’s Tokyo Kaihouku space.
Misha Janette of Tokyo Fashion Diaries talks about Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku being one of the most fashion-forward and colorful shopping destinations in the world, the fanciest shopping theme park that only the Japanese could pull off.
Artist Jean-Marie Massaud designed the tableware to go with the food served on Air France’s La Premiere first class. The white porcelain was created in collaboration with Bernardaud, and the silverware with Christofle.
Interview with designer Hiroshi Fujiwara on The Pool Aoyama and the pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku.
The Toothbrush by Misoka and the Fujiyama glass imaged after Mount Fuji are in store at Isetan Salone, the select shop located within Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi of Japan.
Isetan Scotts in Singapore opened its pop-up event titled "Tokyo Liberated" featuring Mika Ninagawa and Kansai Yamamoto.
An exhibit of artworks by Japanese painter Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita, who marked his name throughout Europe and the rest of the world, is currently open at Isetan Shinjuku.
The lifestyle brand Rosa Comtesse, designed under the concept of 18th century France and the Palace of Versailles, marks its debut at Isetan Shinjuku store today.
At Tokyo Kaihouku located on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku department store, Japanese brand Beautiful People showcases its new fashion line named “Routine For Beautiful People”.
The select shop Isetan Salone of Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi lines up the latest capsule collection from Italian luxury brand Valentino, designed in collaboration with pop artist Giosetta Fioroni.
Japanese accessories brand “Genten” will open a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku, which is a part of Isetan Mitsukoshi’s “Global Green Campaign”. Collaboration items with US Design Studio House Industries will go on sale.
At Isetan Shinjuku department store, visitors can find a selection of popular Japanese souvenirs and gifts to take home with them.
Currently, Air France has four types of services- first, business, premium economy and economy. The winged seahorse symbol is only used for the first class.
Nobuyoshi Araki’s exhibit at Space O of Omotesando Hills features celebrities including Takeshi Kitano, Sadaharu Oh, Yoshio Harada, Tsutomu Yamazaki and Utamaru Katsura to Ryuhei Matsuda, Shota Sometani and Eita.
Onward Global Fashion opened the store “Pendule Via Bus Stop” in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama. The lineup includes designs from the brands Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler.
Sacai’s 2015-16 A/W women’s collection by Chitose Abe was created by taking apart oversized garments and sewing them back together into resized outfits.
For its 2015-16 A/W women’s collection, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons put a spotlight on intricate geometric patterns and studs.
Undercover presented its 2015-16 A/W collection under the theme “Hurt.” Guests of the show received invitations illustrated with cut injuries. To reflect the theme, Jun Takahashi created a collection of garments full of dark elements.
House of Holland, the British brand led by designer Henry Holland, showed a range of styles for its 2015-16 A/W collection.
Kei Ninomiya, the youngest designer belonging to the distinguished Comme des Garcons group, presented his first show for Noir Kei Ninomiya during Paris Fashion Week. Guests included Colette director Sarah Andelman.
The 2015-16 A/W "Hanae Mori Designed by Yu Amatsu" premiered at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo on Mar 20.
Q Plaza Harajuku is designed by Japan-based Klein Dytham Architecture known for their work in building Tsutaya Books Daikanyama. Warren Tricomi New York opened its first salon in Japan here.
Designer Yaz Bukey and Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura have launched the collaboration line Yaz for Shu. A presentation was held during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo.
For Iris van Herpen’s 2015-16 A/W show in Paris, the models sported dazzling crystal shoes designed by Noritaka Tatehana. The heelless shoes introduce a crystal net, which encircle the feet to produce a beautiful and visionary effect.
Japanese brand Sacai by designer Chitose Abe presents its collaboration collection with NikeLab.
Japanese brand Iiser Loen opened its flagship at Omotesando Hills. It is the first menswear brand designed by Koji Tezuka, president of the knit manufacturer and supplier Ieri Design Products, who has also produced a number of women's brands.
Select shop Idea by Sosu, produced by Japanese fashion designer Yasuhiro Mihara and previously located within Miharayasuhiro Tokyo store, has reopened on March 7 at its new location within Omotesando Hills.
Lacoste Live, fusing French chic, sporty elegance and street, presents its capsule collection in collaboration with A Bathing Ape.
Noritaka Tange and Yasumichi Morita has designed the new furniture and home interior floor of Isetan Shinjuku located in Tokyo. Makoto Azuma opens his first flower shop at a department store.
Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company hosts an exhibit of local Hello Kitty designs in Uchisaiwaicho of the Tokyo area. Open until June 30. Hakuhodo handled the exhibit design.
Scai the Bathhouse, turned into an art gallery in 1993 and located in Yanaka, Tokyo, is currently hosting contemporary artist Kohei Nawa’s solo exhibit titled “Force.” Open from Mar 7 to Apr 18.
Jewelry brand Grandmatic by Muveil designer Michiko Nakayama presents fresh campaign visuals for its 2015 S/S collection.
Japanese artist Kyosuke Tchinai will hold a solo exhibit from Mar 13 to Apr 12 at the Galerie Tamenaga Osaka.
Louis Vuitton presented its 2015-16 A/W runway show as a tribute to the late British fashion designer Christopher Nemeth. Kim Jones dedicated the collection to Nemeth’s life and his often overlooked influence on the fashion industry.
Isetan Salone will make its opening at Tokyo Midtown on Apr 3. The store interior will be designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Nike collaborates with Japanese brand Sacai (designer Chitose Abe) to present an innovative collection of women's sportswear.
Interview with 17-year old Mona Matsuoka, most likely the busiest fashion model from Japan, at sculptor Kohei Nawa’s atelier Sandwich, located in Kyoto, Japan.
Comme des Garcons Shirt presented its 2015-16 A/W men’s collection at a showroom in Paris. The show kicked off with boyish shirt looks with a fresh image.
On Jan 22, Japanese brand Kolor presented its 2015-16 A/W collection at Palais de Tokyo.
Blue Bottle Coffee Company, headquartered in Oakland, California, opened its first cafe in Japan in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo.
Issey Miyake Men presented its 2015-16 A/W collection at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, France. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish architect, designer and artist, served as the inspiration.
Works receiving accolades from the the art, entertainment, animation and manga divisions of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival is on exhibit at the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Japanese brand Ganryu of the Comme des Garcons group continues to charm us with its inventive techniques. The brand presented its 2015-16 A/W collection on Feb 4 at Aoyama, Tokyo’s Idol.
Kiss the Heart, the charitable event formed in 2012 in support of the Tohoku area through art, is currently being held at Isetan Shinjuku, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi and Ginza Mitsukoshi stores.
Yohji Yamamoto presented its 2015-16 A/W men’s collection on Jan 22 during Paris Fashion Week.
Mika Ninagawa will showcase works which express her “dark” side in contrast to the colorful and happy pieces she is well-known for. Her solo exhibit will be held at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art located in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
Laque Supreme is the latest lineup of liquid lip rouge from Shu Uemura. The collection is inspired from the qualities of Japanese red lacquerware, with one of the colors specially produced in collaboration with Yamada Heiando.
In 2012, successors of Japanese traditional crafts came together to form the creative unit “Go On.” The unit’s mission is to preserve the skills and experiences of traditions and pave the way for the future.
We interviewed Fany Pechiodat, founding member and CEO of My Little Paris which is one of France’s most successful websites, as part of our feature on fascinating women.
Kotaro Sakaki, the designer behind the brand “The Sakaki,” is truly open-minded. His look books show models wearing goblin and Hyottoko masks. Beneath all the humor though is intricate and carefully considered designs completed to perfection.
On New Year’s Day, Lady Gaga enlivened the pages of 50 Japanese newspapers as the lead in Shiseido’s New Year ad campaign. Through 50 different selfies, the diva illustrated the message “Be yourself because that is what makes you beautiful.”
Saira Kunikida, the great-great granddaughter of Doppo Kunikida, one of the greatest novelists from the Meiji Period, is the face of Isetan Mitsukoshi’s “This is Japan” campaign.
Blue Bottle Coffee Company recently announced the opening of its first overseas cafe, to take place on Feb 6, 2015 in Tokyo. The location of the cafe will be Kiyosu-Shirakawa.
Shiseido, one of the leading Japanese cosmetics companies, announced that Lady Gaga will be the face of the brand’s New Year ad campaign.
Isetan Shinjuku introduces the manga “The Rose of Versailles” and Hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) for its campaign kicking off the New Year. The theme of the latest campaign lasting from Jan 2 to 6 is “Happy Japan.”
Kumiko Iijima, known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s stylist, currently holds a girly and fantastical pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) under the theme “Jellyfish.” Open until Dec 31.
Bottega Veneta has recently launched its new SNS project “#MyMomentAtOkura” as a means to promote awareness of beautiful historical buildings that are in danger of becoming extinct due to changes in lifestyles and the updating of architecture.
The event “Le Japon Rive Gauche” was held at the Parisian department store “Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche,” from Aug 30 to Oct 18 of this year.
“The Survival of Elegance- 50 Years of Jun Ashida” exhibit was held at the National Art Center, Tokyo from Dec 3 to 8.
“Attack on Titan”, a popular manga and decided adaptation of the live-action movie starring Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara and Satomi Ishihara, has arrived at the Ueno Royal Museum, in the form of an exhibit opened on Nov 28.
Japanese fashion brand “ato” will debut its new accessories line “A.” The naming is derived from the first letter of the brand name “ato” and the word “apostle.”
Photographer/movie director Mika Ninagawa will launch her fashion brand “M / mika ninagawa” from the spring/summer season of 2015.
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31) welcomed a group of Japanese actresses looking beautiful in Tasaki jewelry.