Zaha Hadid is a world-renowned architect who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and became the first and youngest woman to win the prize.
The charity collection “Metropolitan Dream by H. Nakata” by Damiani and Hidetoshi Nakata went on sale from Oct 20, and a commemoratory party was held on that day at Damiani Boutique Tokyo in Ginza.
Designer Tao Kurihara presented tricot COMME des GARCONS’s 2015 SS collection under the theme “lightweight and natural textures expressing a dry summer.”
Rei Kawakubo presented the latest collection for COMME des GARCONS under the theme “Roses and Blood.”
Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER and Nike’s ongoing collaboration introduces the Gyakusou Holiday 2014 Collection. On sale from Oct 23.
On the heels of Anrealage's successful debut collection "Anrealage: Creativity" at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week, the exhibit “Anrealage - A Real Un Real Age” was staged at L'Eclaireur Sevigne store.
On Sept 26, Yohji Yamamoto presented its women’s collection for 2015 SS at Paris Fashion Week.
Fashion Headline released its first collection of LINE Stickers that can be used on the communication app “LINE.” The collection features the website’s official characters “Fashion Headliners.” On sale from Sept 26.
On Sept 10, the revamped “MAQuillAGE” makeup brand held a presentation at the Shiseido Ginza Building.
Japanese brand “Muveil” currently holds an exhibit of costumes from the movie “Gremlins” at its Tokyo flagship “GALLERY MUVEIL” (address: B1F Chateau Toyo Minami Aoyama 5-12-24 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku). Until Sept 20.
“Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014,” the world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair, will open at Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
“RAIN FOREST Eau de Toilette,” the first fragrance from Japanese brand “MIHARAYASUHIRO” in partnership with organic brand “SHIGETA,” will go on sale.
The new men’s fragrance “Nuit d'Issey” by Issey Miyake Parfums will go on sale from Oct 8.
A pop-up event by Japanese brand “DRESSCAMP” is currently open at Tokyo Kaihouku of Isetan Shinjuku (2F).
Japanese brand mintdesigns holds an exhibit showcasing its collaboration collection with masking tape brand “mt.” Open until Sept 11 at Creation Gallery G8 in Ginza, Tokyo (address: 1F Recruit Ginza 8 Bldg. 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku).
The collaboration collection by MACKINTOSH and HYKE will go on sale from Aug 20.
Instead of stressing about buying gifts on the last day of your trip, why not find great gifts before your flight from Haneda Airport? The Airport offers a variety of sweets, some of which can only be purchased here.
Daisuke Obana, designer of the Japanese brand “N.HOOLYWOOD,” is the new creative director for Converse. In line with the appointment, the apparel line CONS RENNOVATOR will debut from the 2015 SS season.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its 2015 SS collection under the theme “Tropical Dandies.”
Japanese brand “A BATHING APE” (BAPE) and American animation series “SpongeBob SquarePants” team up for the second time under the theme “Resume.”
MIHARAYASUHIRO presented its 2015 SS men’s collection at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
Max Pittion, famous for the Politician sunglasses, has added two new models, Vega and Gitane to its collection. John Mayer is the brand's creative director.
“Yokohama Triennale 2014,” directed by Yasumasa Morimura, is currently open. Main venues are Yokohama Museum of Art and Shinko Pier.
Yohji Yamamoto presented its men’s collection for 2015 SS in Paris, France. Louis Kurihara was cast as one of the models for the show.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presents its latest series of sneakers dubbed “Fly Front.” On sale for a limited time on the first basement floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men's Building. Until Aug 5.
On Jul 29, COMME des GARCONS HOMME, designed by Junya Watanabe, presented its 2015 SS show.
J.W. Anderson is one of the hottest designers leading the fashion industry today. In order to express the concept of his innovative clothes, Mr. Anderson uses the word “Share.”
COMME des GARCONS SHIRT presented its latest collection at its showroom in Paris, France. The show introduced a mix of shirts with orthodox stripes, contrast of bright colors and details.
The newly opened “Isetan Haneda Store (Ladies) Terminal 1” targets trendy jetsetters that want to experience a one-stop and fun shopping experience during their stay at Haneda Airport.
Chaumet will showcase “Lumieres d'Eau,” its latest high jewelry collection, at the coveted Biennale des Antiquaires to be held from Sept 11 to 21.
In celebration of the “400-year relations between Spain and Japan,” the special exhibit titled “Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe” opened at Roppongi Hills.
The Parisian department store “Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche” will open “Le Japon Rive Gauche” to showcase designs by over 100 Japanese brands. From Aug 30 to Oct 18.
Fashion Headline interviewed actress Angelina Jolie during her visit to Japan for the premiere of her movie “Maleficent.”
Since last July, Shuhei Numata from Japan is one of the members of the design team handling sportswear for the brand. We interviewed him about his career and current role.
The event “mayumi shimoda × ISETAN” featuring illustrator/artist Mayumi Shimoda is open at the art gallery space located on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Jul 15.
Flower artist Makoto Azuma will open the flower shop “AMKK” at “the POOL aoyama,” directed by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Open for a limited time from Jul 5 to Aug 31. Address: 1F Chateau Toyo Minami-Aoyama, 5-12-24 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
A capsule collection by A BATHING APE (BAPE) and Coca-Cola will go on sale in Japan from Jul 5.
The event dubbed “Isetan Yukata Selection 2014,” presenting a full lineup of new yukata designs is currently open at Isetan Shinjuku. The catalog of the collection styled by Souta Yamaguchi is also available.
Ringo Sheena’s latest single titled “Nippon” is a fight song written for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In the video, Sheena is seen wearing a skirt designed by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE.
Design team MUDSNAIL, responsible for item designs for popular Japanese brands “ANREALAGE” and “keisuke kanda,” launches its first original brand.
In line with the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Nike lines up fashionable and functional spikes for its latest collection.
Isetan Mitsukoshi presented its latest visuals featuring Rinko Kikuchi. The visuals will be released on June 11 for the upcoming autumn/winter season. The photographs were taken by Chikashi Suzuki with Shigeo Goto as creative director.
“Toranomon Hills,” scheduled to open on June 11, introduced its official character named Toranomon.
On June 6, Cubism Inc. opens the first solo “visvim” store on the second floor of GYRE (address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo). Store hours from 11 am to 8 pm.
On May 30, “LIMI feu” presented its 2014-15 AW collection at Ebisu Garden Room. It has been four years since the brand held a show in Tokyo.
Designer Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER presented the 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Cold Blood.” He introduces opposing concepts such as “warm and cold,” “uplift and fear” and “relief and anxiety.”
Japanese model Rinka releases her latest book titled “NO.22” on May 28. Rinka pours her heart into her new book as she enters the final stages of her career as a model.
Collaboration T-shirts by adidas Originals and ten brands are being sold exclusively on the first floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until May 27. Dubbed the “adidas Originals Enjin Collection,” the designs are inspired from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
A remix of the theme music “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” for contemporary artist Takashi Murakami’s debut film “Jellyfish Eyes” has been released.
The Japanese version of the music video for Pharrell Williams’s hit single “Happy” has been released. Japanese stars including Kiko Mizuhara, Funassyi and Kobukuro accompany Williams in the video.
The new luxury accessory brand “discord” by Yohji Yamamoto is on presale at Isetan Shinjuku from May 12. A press conference featuring the designer along with Isetan store manager Masaaki Takano was held on the opening day of the event.
GAP teams up with art/fashion magazine “VISIONAIRE” for the second time to line up limited edition T-shirts.
On May 1, United Arrows opened a flagship in Tokyo for its latest brand “ASTRAET.” Address: 5-5-25 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo. Open from 11 am to 8 pm.
MCM, founded in Munich, Germany in 1976 and marking its name during the 80s, has opened its first directly operated flagship in Japan.
Special items from the 2014 SS Collection by beautiful people in collaboration with the Rolling Stones will go on sale at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From May 12 to 20. The items are designed under the theme “Rock Stars and their Girlfriends.”
CITIZEN won awards from two categories “Best Entertaining” and “Best Sound” at the international design exhibition Milano Salone held from Apr 8 to 13.
On Apr 19, a show was held for the debut of “1 piu 1 uguale 3 ERIKA,” a collaboration line between actress Erika Sawajiri and brand “1 piu 1 uguale 3.”
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE presents a new collaboration series with graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai.
- Where is the balance between fashion and art in the world of creation?
Anrealage begins a new project “FOCUS: Life Gear” with digital creative companies PARTY Inc. and AID-DCC Inc.
The pop-up “LOVE LAB with Tanaka Katsuki” is currently open on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Apr 15.
On Apr 3, artistic director Nicola Formichetti presented his first collection for DIESEL in Venice, Italy.
- What kind of feedback did you receive when you exhibited samples at the “Nipponista” pop-up held in New York this February?
We interviewed Tomoko Fujii of Tomihiro Senko and Ryuji Otani, designer for BARCOS J LINE.
The “Girls Love Mode- Let's Prism Power Make Up” event at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) presents collaboration items by popular animation “Sailor Moon” and three fashion brands. Open until Apr 8.
In 2005, France’s star designer, Christian Lacroix, designed an innovative uniform for Air France.
For its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese anime “Pretty Cure,” widely known as Precure, opens a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). From Apr 1 to 15.
Air France is known throughout the world for being an elegant and remarkable airline company. Its flight attendants have continued to serve as goodwill ambassadors for French culture and fashion.
- What is creation today in your terms?
On Mar 28, the Osaka Tourism Bureau announced the winners of the two contests “Mio & Tsukushi” and “Art Cosplay.” The two contests began last November.
The “Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion” exhibit is open at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto until May 11.
The website “100 Tokyo” opened on Mar 20 as part of the Cool Japan project initiated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. It introduces all “cool” things particular to Tokyo and Japan.
Shiseido refers to Mar 20 as “Sunny Zero” as this is how the date sounds when read in Japanese. The date is around the time when spring approaches, and the sun is out for a longer period of time.
The 2014-15 AW collection by “beautiful people” is inspired from The Beatles rooftop concert held in 1969.
What do the words “Kawasaki,” “Gyoza (dumpling)” and “core of cabbage” have in common? They are the themes for CUNE’s past collections.
The theme “Black Symphony” of AMBELL’s 2014-15 AW collection presented on Mar 19 was inspired from US abstract painter Ad Reinhardt.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO began on Mar 17 with a show by “Sretsis,” a women’s brand from Thailand.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO started today. A total of 45 brands, 8 of which are from overseas, will present their 2014-15 AW collections during the period until Mar 22.
Industrial designer Marc Newson teams up with visual design studio “WOW inc.” led by Hiroshi Takahashi. The two have designed a katana (Japanese sword) as an art piece named “aikuchi.”
At a press conference held today at Mercedes-Benz Connection, Mercedes-Benz Japan announced that Hiromichi Ochiai of FACETASM has been selected as the “Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer.”
The concept shop dubbed “3.1 Phillip Lim MICROCOSM” has opened on the third floor of Isetan Shinjuku. The time-limited shop will be available for six months.
The exhibit “Edo Sakura Renaissance & Banquet” by art aquarium producer Hidetomo Kimura has opened at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall.
T-shirt brand “UT” from Uniqlo introduces Pharrell Williams, seven-time Grammy Award winner, for its 2014 SS Collection.
The third season of the Onitsuka Tiger × Andrea Pompilio collaboration presents a women’s line for the first time. The 2014 SS women’s collection is currently being sold at Re-Style Sports of Isetan Shinjuku (3F).
“Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER,” the largest fashion festival to date, was held on Mar 1 at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium.
Valentino currently opens a pop-up shop on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building. Being the sole shop to focus only on menswear, a special lineup of items is in store for fans of the brand. Open until Apr 22.
French luxury leather brand “Camille Fournet” currently holds a pattern order event at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building (1F). Until Mar 4.
The solo exhibit of world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, who will design the New National Stadium serving as the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is to open at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. From Oct 18 to Dec 23.
Ayumi Seto, a Japanese model popular amongst Harajuku girls, has launched the new brand “Aymmy in the batty girls.” The brand’s first pop-up will open on the first floor of Laforet Harajuku. From Apr 26 to May 6.
Chloe will lineup the Japan exclusive “Spring Capsule Collection” from Feb 26.
The concept shop dubbed “3.1 Phillip Lim MICROCOSM” will open for half a year from Mar 5 on the third floor of Isetan Shinjuku.
The “Anna Sui Spring Fair” introducing items from the brand’s 2014 SS Collection is open at Isetan Mitsukoshi stores. From Feb 19 to Mar 4.
Young Suzusan designer Murase proposed to Mr. Yamamoto, “Kansai-san, it would be incredible if we could collaborate on something! My company may not be able to churn out fabric lots by the thousand but we can do exciting things in smaller lots.”
Art aquarium producer Hidetomo Kimura will showcase his latest exhibit titled “Edo Sakura Renaissance & Banquet.” From Mar 7 to 30 at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall.
From Feb 6 to 13, a pop-up named “Nipponista” was held in New York by Isetan Mitsukoshi. Designer Kansai Yamamoto attended the event and interviewed the young creators being featured.
The second collection of the Marni and PORTER team-up has gone on sale (some items to be sold at a later time).
A poster exhibit will be held at the Tokyo Daikanyama gallery “AL” to commemorate the release of “POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN” featuring posters illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. The event, named after the book, is set to start on Feb 28.