Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana’s works are among the permanent collections of world-renowned museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This is part 2 of the interview with 30-year old Tatehana.
Crystal heelless shoes designed by Noritaka Tatehana sparkled on the runway of Iris van Herpen’s 2015 A/W collection. The shoes were created using the technology of 3D prints.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings will make its first appearance at the international fashion accessories exhibit “Premiere Classe”, to open on Jan 22 in Paris, France.
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.
The collaboration boots by Y’s and Dr. Martens are now available in the latest color.
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 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.
Toga Pulla, designed by Yasuko Furuta, presented its 2015 SS pre-collection.
A BATHING APE (BAPE) and PUMA collaborate to present a lineup of soccer items. On sale from Jul 12.
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, adidas launched its “Battle Pack Collection,” which lines up spikes for four types of players. On sale from May 26.
In line with the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Puma lines up its collection of “Tricks” spikes.
In line with the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Nike lines up fashionable and functional spikes for its latest collection.
Y-3 will line-up “Yohji Boost” sneakers combining adidas Sport Performance’s “Boost Foam” and Yohji Yamamoto’s design. On sale from May 23 in Asia and from June 12 in other countries. Limited to 500 pairs globally. Priced at 25,000 yen.
The popular manga “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” written by Hirohiko Araki teams up with Converse ALL STAR sneakers for the second time around.
- Where is the balance between fashion and art in the world of creation?
Tod’s presented the “Envelope Boat Shoes” (60,000 yen) in collaboration with Oki Sato-led design office “nendo” at Milano Salone, which was held until Apr 13.
What is fashion? I wanted to ask this simple question with many many answers to those who have been in touch with fashion and still are.
Y-3 will line up a limited collection to pay homage to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil to be held in June. In stores from Apr 18 at directly operated stores in Japan.
The collaboration sneakers “Stan Smith Y’s” by adidas and Y’s will go on sale worldwide in limited numbers.
Dover Street Market Ginza lines up a variety of shoes from the brand “AUTHENTIC SHOE & Co.” led by designer Toshinosuke Takegahara.
Tod’s opened the pop-up named “Italian Set” on the 1st floor of Isetan Shinjuku today. Alessandra Facchinetti’s first collection as the new creative director of the brand is being showcased
Stan Smith from adidas teams up with Japanese brand “mastermind JAPAN” to present “Stan Smith mastermind” sneakers.
Crocs Japan will provide 58 pairs of shoes for the Japanese team participating in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
A pop-up for the French brand “Apologie” is open at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) until Feb 9.
This spring, RANDA will present collaborated shoes with fashion blogger Zina Charkoplia, who is based in Spain. The items will be available at RANDA stores and the official online shop from the beginning of March.
The adidas Consortium Collection presents 4 types of Stan Smith sneakers at Dover Street Market Ginza.
On April 1, ASICS Corporation brand Onitsuka Tiger together with the American brand of COACH is releasing a collaborative capsule collection of men’s and women’s footwear.
The collection “Roundel By London Underground,” celebrating the 150th anniversary of the London metro, will be launched in Japan on Jan 11. At Dover Street Market Ginza (DSMG).
The iconic Stan Smith sneakers from adidas originals are back after 2 years and will be sold from Jan 15. To be sold at adidas originals stores and selected shops nationwide.
Onitsuka Tiger from the Asics group teams up with fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto for the first time. 3 styles of collaboration sneakers have been designed together.
The last in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, “Ines is humorous, conversational and fashionable. No one could be a better ambassador to Roger Vivier.”
The 5th in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni. “My impression of the Virgule was its feminine curves and aerodynamic design."
The 3rd in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, “My aim in design is to pick up on Monsieur’s expression as much as I can to transmit the Roger Vivier charm.”
The 2nd in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, "Monsieur" himself and Frisoni's common ground.
The 1st in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier's Creative Director of ten years, Bruno Frisoni, who recently stepped on Japanese soil to commemorate the opening of the Roger Vivier store on the 2nd floor of Matsuya Ginza.
Collaboration sneakers (model MRT580SM) by New Balance Japan × mita sneakers × SBTG (graphic designer- Mark Ong) will be exclusively sold at mita sneakers
Reebok will sell 400 limited pairs of the collaborated “Coca-Cola PUMP FURY HLS” from the beginning of March. Reservation can be made through the online shop from Dec 22. Priced at 17,850 yen. Available in the sizes 23 cm to 30 cm.
As part of its 2014 SS Men’s Collection, sacai customized desert boots designed by Clarks. The boots will go on sale from Dec 21 under the name “Clarks for sacai.”
PRADA group-owned British shoes brand “Church's” opened its first flagship store in Japan- in Omotesando on Dec 14. Located at the address: 5-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
On Dec 6, a launch reception for the groundbreaking, futuristic shoes by designer Julian Hakes was held at Bvlgari Ginza Tower.
On Dec 4, Christian Louboutin opened a new flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo. The store lines up shoes, bags and leather accessories for both men and women. This is the 7th store in Japan and the 81st store globally for the brand.
On Dec 2, Roger Vivier welcomed the grand opening of its first store in Tokyo within Matsuya Ginza department store.
The 2014 Cruise Collection from Jimmy Choo is introduced at the pop-up open at Isetan Shinjuku (1F) until Dec 10.
Yoichiro Kitadate, known for his involvement in Nike’s Air Jordon and Reebok’s Pump Fury projects, and Noritaka Tatehana, the go to shoe designer for Lady Gaga, opened the select shop “T6M” in Ebisu, Tokyo.
On Dec 6, UK luxury shoes brand “John Lobb” will open its 5th directly operated store in Japan, on the 1st floor of Tokyo Midtown.
United Arrows will launch a new brand for women’s shoes from 2014 SS.
Gucci presents Japan-limited men’s sneakers introduced annually since 2010.
On Nov 1, DIESEL presented its 2014 SS collection for women’s shoes and bags in the form of a presentation at TABLOID in Hinode, Tokyo. The theme of the collection is “Erotica.”
The cutting-edge shoes brand UNITED NUDE has tied hands with architect Zaha Hadid
FENDI presells its Bag Bugs Holiday Collection in Japan. The collection is sold on the 1st floor bags area of Isetan Shinjuku from Sept 25 to Oct 8 and on the 2nd floor International Bag Galleries at Hankyu Umeda from Oct 9 to 22.
Kenzo currently lines up the latest collaboration items with Vans and NEW ERA.
French luxury shoes brand “Roger Vivier” opened its first store in Tokyo within Matsuya Ginza on Sept 14.
NUMBER TWENTY-ONE, an original women’s shoes brand launched by Isetan Mitsukoshi two years ago, launches a new brand for sneakers this fall. The new brand “NUMBER TWENTY-ONE THE BLISS”
VALENTINO opens a pop-up for its “Rockstud Collection” at the event space of IDOL Tokyo in Minami-Aoyama. Until Sept 14.
Salvatore Ferragamo will hold an event on the 1st floor=The Stage of Isetan Shinjuku from Sept 11 to 17.
The e-commerce website “2PMWORKS,” which sells items under themes anime and fashion, will introduce series no. 2 of the collaboration pumps by shoes brand Tyake Tyoke and anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Reebok collaborates with AAPE BY A BATHING APE® for the first time to present limited edition Insta Pump Furys. On sale from Aug 24 at the AAPE store in Harajuku.
Collaboration items by Miharayasuhiro and Hysteric Glamour will go on sale from Oct 26.
Shoes Brand “salon” by Nobuko Sakai renews its directly operated store located at 2-19-7 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The renewed store opened under a new concept on Aug 2
World popular shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana teams up with shoe director Yoichiro Kitadate to launch a new sneakers brand named “The Daughters.”
The world first pop-up event of the designer behind the all too famous heel-less shoes adorning the feet of Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness- Noritaka Tatehana, is opening in Japan. From July 31st to August 13th on the the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku.
Items from the first collaboration between adidas Originals and Japanese brand BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS will go on sale from the autumn/winter season.
2 types of Converse sneakers in collaboration with PLAY COMME des GARÇONS are in stores. Low-cut (14,175 yen) and high-cut (14,700 yen).
Isetan Shinjuku will line up men’s sandals designed in collaboration with TATAMI, the luxury line from 240-year old German shoes brand Birkenstock, and popular Japanese brands. The sandals will go on sale in limited numbers from July 31.
Pop-up event “Line 22 ‘Shoes Collection for Women’” lines up shoes from Maison Martin Margiela’s 2013-14 AW collection. Open until July 16 on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku.
Shoes brand “salon” by Nobuko Sakai renews its store located at 2-19-7 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The directly operated “Salon Boutique” will open on Aug. 2.
Reebok launches “Your Reebok Creators Project” in commemoration of the 1 year anniversary since the customize sneakers service arrived in Japan. The campaign invites celebrities of Japan to introduce special customized editions.
In the UK they are called trainers, in the US, sneakers.
Repetto collaborates with mina perhonen to present limited collaboration shoes. The shoes are being pre-sold at the newly opened Repetto store within Matsuya Ginza and at mina perhonen stores in Shirokanedai and Kyoto.
British luxury shoe brand “Charlotte Olympia” is opening a pop-up shop in Isetan Shinjuku Store (2nd floor) from June 12th to July 2nd.
Rising to fame with his first anime film, “Voices of a Distant Star”, anime director Makoto Shinkai has made a striking impact on the animation community
mastermind JAPAN x Timberland collaboration boots no.3 will be sold in limited numbers from May 25th.
“ALL STAR” by CONVERSE presents a special collaboration model (10,290 yen) with manga “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” written by Hirohiko Araki.
To commemorate the release of the documentary film “God Save My Shoes” (distributor: Alciné Térran), which approaches “the relationship between shoes and women,”
Kisa Takada founded original shoes brand “KISSA” in the 1970s when the occupation “shoes designer” was relatively unknown.
Today, I am introducing a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers, which I encountered this season at Saks Fifth Avenue of Los Angeles.
At Gallery COMMON in Harajuku, Tokyo (5-11-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku), French luxury shoes brand “Roger Vivier” opens a limited time store until April 27th.
Tabio Corporation, a company that handles the manufacturing and sales of socks launches a new label named “TabioARTS.” The new label will line up socks designed by artists from various genres.
From Mar. 29th, the iconic GREENY sneakers from The DUFFER of St. GEORGE will collaborate with both Japanese and overseas artists. The collaboration models will be on display at its Shibuya store.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the opening of DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA COMME des GARÇONS, the store collaborates with Cole Haan to introduce a LunarGrand special collection in store from Mar. 16th (Sat.).
Reebok CLASSIC COLLECTION presents series no. 2 of collaboration series “PUMP FURY HLS VERBAL model” with its Creative Director VERBAL.
LIMI feu appears on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku on Mar. 6th, the day of the grand opening within“TOKYO Closet,” an area dedicated to selling items from trendy Tokyo brands.
On Mar. 6th (Wed.), rag & bone renews its existing store in Isetan Shinjuku and reopens on the 2nd floor as a shop-in-shop. A full women’s line-up including the collection line, hand bags, shoes, jeans and others will be available.
sacai presented its first shoes in the 2013-14 AW Men’s Collection. The classic double monk strap shoes were created in collaboration with French shoes brand, “Paraboot.”
Japanese brand leather product developers held an event “LEATHER JAPAN 2013” on February 13th for New York Fashion Week.
The full marathon “NAGOYA WOMEN’S MARATHON 2013” will be held on Mar 10. In line with this, Nike Japan, the Silver Sponsor, introduces the limited edition “NIKE LUNARGLIDE＋4NWM” from Mar 2.
On Feb. 22nd, MINNETONKA opens new stores at Lumine Est Shinjuku and Lumine Ikebukuro.
Acne Studios' pop-up store opened at Isetan Shinjuku on February 13 (Wed).
From February 13th to 18th VALENTINO’s accessory line “Rockstud Collection” 2013 SS season promotion event “VALENTINO World of Rockstud” is held on the 1st floor The Stage of Isetan Shinjuku Store.
COLE HAAN x fragment design Collaboration Series No. 3 lines up the latest Lunar Grand using brogues and bits.
Once again, adidas Originals teams up with Carol Lim- the creative director for KENZO- and Humberto Leon from OPENING CEREMONY.
The collaborated footwear by adidas and Raf Simons is introduced in Raf Simons’s 2013-14 AW Paris Men’s Collection.
Japanese women’s wear brand JEANASIS by point Inc. collaborates with New Balance Japan for the third time to create special edition sneakers which will be in stores this February.
German Shoes Brand KENNEL＆SCHMENGER will open a flagship store in Jingumae Tokyo on Feb. 14th (Thurs). In addition to a full line collection, limited edition wear, bags and belts will also be available.
Italian designer Andrea Pompilio and Onitsuka Tiger releases co-designed sneakers dubbed “MEXICO MID RUNNER DX.”
Ayumi Hamasaki original rain boots (38,000 yen) and rain pumps (15,000 yen) are available now for a limited time.
From Jan. 9th at Isetan Shinjuku 3F Center Park / The Stage #3, an archive exhibition ANN DEMEULEMEESTER - 25 YEARS 25 SHOES is being held to explore the brand’s history of designing shoes.
The collaboration collection between designer Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals began in 2003. For the 2013 SS collection, the items featured are pop and have great impact similar to Scott’s previous works.