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 of his namesake brand and his collaboration with Atelier Manoa’s tech knit designer Yasuko Hayakawa brought the knitwear designs created by the two to the next level.
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.
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
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
Isetan Shinjuku’s collaboration event with Bunka Fashion Graduate University is open on the 3rd floor of the department store until Mar 8. The event focuses on young designers that could lead the future of the Japanese fashion industry.
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”
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.
The second collaboration between Japanese pop girl group “Perfume” and Isetan Shinjuku department store will be held from Oct 28 to Nov 2.
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.
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
This article is the second part to the interview of Candy Stripper’s designer Yoshie Itabashi and Japanese actress Fumi Nikaido carried out at Isetan Shinjuku department store.
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.
Until Aug 24, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store’s windows will be decorated with ukiyo-e painter Hokusai’s works transformed under the hands of art director/graphic designer Yuni Yoshida.
Japanese Female Android Aiko Chihira greeted customers and introduced the innovative gift products being lined-up at Isetan Shinjuku's event.
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.
The details of The Pool Shinjuku were not revealed until the opening day on June 17. Fashion Headline interviewed designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, the man behind the project, on the behind the scenes.
Interview with designer Hiroshi Fujiwara on The Pool Aoyama and the pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku.
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.
Avex Group Holdings spent three and a half years to develop Majotae. Japanese brands Yohji Yamamoto, Mina Perhonen and Keita Maruyama created exclusive items to bring out the charms of Japan’s traditional cloth for Isetan Shinjuku's event.
On Mar 4, Shiseido debuted its Japan-made Lifestyle Fragrance series in line with the opening of the renovated furniture and home interior floor of Isetan Shinjuku main building (5F).
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.
Isetan Salone will make its opening at Tokyo Midtown on Apr 3. The store interior will be designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 kids line “BAPE KIDS” from street fashion brand “A BATHING APE” will open a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (6F). To be held from Nov 5 to 18.
Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building, opened in 1968 as the new facility for men, will update its symbolic tartan pattern from the “Black Watch” to the “Black Watch/Isetan Men's.”
ISSEY MIYAKE presents a limited collection of wooden accessories designed in collaboration with furniture brand “Tendo Mokko.”
A pop-up event by Japanese brand “DRESSCAMP” is currently open at Tokyo Kaihouku of Isetan Shinjuku (2F).
The collaboration collection by MACKINTOSH and HYKE will go on sale from Aug 20.
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.
Japanese brand “Noir Kei Ninomiya” of the Comme des Garcons group is holding a pop-up on the third floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Aug 5.
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.
On Jul 2, UNDERCOVER began selling its first designed school bag on the 6th floor of Isetan Shinjuku. The bags were created in collaboration with PORTER.
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.
Isetan Men’s Building launches its collaboration event with Pitti Immagine Uomo (Pitti), the world’s largest menswear trade fair. From June 25 to July 15.
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.
The event “Glitch @ Tokyo Kaihouku” is open on the second floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until July 1. The focus is on fashion items designed under the concept “Glitch.”
On June 13, “Isetan Haneda Store (Men’s) Terminal 2” opened to provide a full lineup of goods, bringing out the best of department stores and select shops.
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.
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.
On May 12, a press conference was held at Isetan Shinjuku for the new accessory brand “discord” by Yohji Yamamoto. The designer’s statements at the conference are fully revealed below.
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.
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.”
A BATHING APE (BAPE) presents a special collection in collaboration with PEANUTS.
The pop-up “LOVE LAB with Tanaka Katsuki” is currently open on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Apr 15.
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.
A new international brand named “BY KAMAWANU” has debuted from Tenugui Brand “Kamawanu.” To commemorate this, a pop-up will open at Isetan Shinjuku (5F) from Apr 1 to 15.
BARCOS J LINE presents the “Bird Meets Jaguar” bags in line with its first anniversary. A promotional event is currently being held on the first floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Mar 18.
Vintage eyewear boutique SOLAKZADE is currently holding a trunk show on the first floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building. Until Mar 31.
The event “Veuve Clicquot Spring Couture” will open on the rooftop of Isetan Shinjuku department store on Mar 22 and 23. Open from 4 pm to 9 pm. Free admission.
Japanese fashion brand “Muveil” will line-up its 2014 SS Collection for a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (3F). From Mar 12 to 18.
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.
It’s been 50 years since Gucci opened its first store in Japan. In commemoration of this, the event “Gucci Celebrates 50 Years in Japan” will open at Isetan Shinjuku (1F). From Mar 12 to 18.
Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building proposes new styles of suits under the theme “Beach Suits Collection.” This is a part of the store’s project “Elegant Suits for Japan.”
The event “Over the Borders,” welcoming fashion journalist Yoshiko Ikoma and contemporary artist Kohei Nawa as creators, is open at Isetan Shinjuku (4F). Until Mar 11.
The pop-up event “Le Moynat Trunk Show” is being held for the third time in Japan on the fourth floor of Isetan Shinjuku. Until Mar 25.
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).
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.
“The Black Sense Festival 2014” was held at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium on Feb 23. At the special event, mastermind JAPAN presented a runway show consisting of 109 looks from archive collections.
The new campaign “2014 Isetan Hanabanasai” will begin on Feb 26. Daito Manabe of creative unit Rhizomatiks as art directior created the images for the campaign. Shigeo Goto handled creative direction and Chikashi Suzuki took the photos.
Mail order service “The Black Sense Market” run by the fashion magazine “Sense” teams up with Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building to open the store “The Black Sense Market in Isetan.”
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.
Dior is currently exhibiting and selling its high-end jewelry collection from Paris in Japan. Until Mar 4 at Dior Ginza and the fourth 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.
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
Premium leather brand “MAISON TAKUYA” is holding a color/ pattern order fair from Feb 15 to 24 at the Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building 1F Bag Promotion.
The second collection of the Marni and PORTER team-up has gone on sale (some items to be sold at a later time).
Etro’s capsule collection “Eden” designed in collaboration with Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa is in stores from Feb 12. In line with this, Jacopo Etro, who handled the project, visited Japan.
Hat brand “KIJIMA TAKAYUKI” is holding an ordering session at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building (2F) until Feb 17. From 2 pm to 6 pm of Feb 15, designer Takayuki Kijima will visit the venue.
On Feb 19, Tod’s will introduce the first collection designed by its new creative director Alessandra Facchinetti. The collection will be pre-launched at Isetan Shinjuku department store in Japan and the main store in Milan, Italy.
The “Shinjuku Shopping Campaign 2014 Spring” is currently being held to communicate the charms of the Shinjuku area to foreign tourists. Until Mar 31.
On the International Creator’s floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building (2F), key items representing the 2014 SS season are lined up. SOPHNET., N.HOOLYWOOD and White Mountaineering are featured.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary since its remodeling, Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building (2F) will sell the “Isetan Men’s meets Special Product Design” set.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake presents the Ultimate Black series as part of its 2014 SS Collection. In stores from Feb 1.
Moreau-Paris, a luxury French brand of leather goods, comes to Japan for the first time. The brand currently holds a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (1F). Open until Feb 4.
A pop-up for the French brand “Apologie” is open at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) until Feb 9.
“Kiss the Heart #3,” an event providing support for the recovery of Tohoku through art and also supporting young artists, opened at three Isetan Mitsukoshi stores in the metropolitan area on Jan 22.
Tokyo Pastel, a limited time event themed after pastel colors, opened at Tokyo Kaihouku (2F) of Isetan Shinjuku. The event is being held for the second time and is open until Feb 4.
Fashion brand “mame” will line up its 2014 SS Collection for a pop-up event at Isetan Shinjuku (3F). From Jan 22 to 28.
Le Moynat Trunk Show, the pop-up event for one of the oldest French trunk-makers “Moynat,” is open until Jan 30 at Isetan Shinjuku (4F).
The chocolate extravaganza that chocaholics dream of- the Salon du Chocolat is being held in Japan for the 12th time this year.
On Jan 13, a talk session between designers Kansai Yamamoto and Yoshikazu Yamagata (of writtenafterwards) was held at Tokyo Kaihouku located on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku.