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.
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.
Isetan Scotts in Singapore opened its pop-up event titled "Tokyo Liberated" featuring Mika Ninagawa and Kansai Yamamoto.
Comme des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo presented its latest women’s collection under the theme “Parting Ritual.”
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.
Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons collaborates with Dr. Martens and Spalwart for 2015-16 A/W.
On Mar 16, Keita Maruyama presented its 2015-16 A/W show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo.
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.
A peaceful, beautiful, and provocative installation marked Writtenafterwards 2015-16 A/W show on Mar 21, designed by Yoshikazu Yamagata.
The 2015-16 A/W "Hanae Mori Designed by Yu Amatsu" premiered at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo on Mar 20.
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.
132 5. Issey Miyake, the brand designed by Issey Miyake and the team Reality Lab, welcomed Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura to create special store displays titled “Folding Circles.” The temporary showcasing will be held from Mar 5 to Apr 1.
Comme des Garcons Homme presented its latest collection (2015-16 A/W) of basic menswear designed by Junya Watanabe.
For the 2015 S/S collection, The Sakaki presents a shirt made to look as if it was made of broadcloth woven with two-ply yarn. But if you look closely, it’s an Oxford shirt.
Designer Kotaro Sakaki of The Sakaki pursues his designs, but does he have an image of the completed design in his mind?
In fashion, new trends are created each season, but designer Kotaro Sakaki of The Sakaki sees this differently.
One of the things that make The Sakaki special is its colorful lookbooks. “I want people to have a laugh,” says Kotaro Sakaki, the designer.
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.
“The Survival of Elegance- 50 Years of Jun Ashida” exhibit was held at the National Art Center, Tokyo from Dec 3 to 8.
Anrealage, led by Japanese upcoming fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga, presents an exclusive collaboration with the bestseller manga "Attack on Titan."
On Nov 21, LIMI feu unveiled its 2015 SS collection at the Ebisu Garden Room.
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.
HYKE’s 2015 SS collection is inspired from sports and traditional styles. Each season, the brand cleverly re-interprets classic styles to make them their own.
Designer Jun Takahashi selected the theme “Pretty Hate Bird” for UNDERCOVER’s 2015 SS collection, which presented a brilliant mix of romantic and dark elements.
JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARCONS presented a fun 2015 SS collection for women under the theme “Graphic March.”
On Sept 26, ISSEY MIYAKE presented its 2015 SS women’s collection under the theme “Landscape.” The collection is inspired from wind that creates the curves of clouds, ripples of water and sand dunes.
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 23, Japanese brand “Anrealage” presented a show for the first time at Paris Fashion Week. The Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts was the venue for the 2015 SS show under the theme “Shadow.”
HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE by Issey Miyake and REALITY LAB opened its first exhibition where it presented the 2015 SS and 2014-15 AW collections. The exhibit took place at ISSEY MIYAKE headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo.
ISSEY MIYAKE presents a limited collection of wooden accessories designed in collaboration with furniture brand “Tendo Mokko.”
For its 2014-15 AW collection, Y’s of the Yohji Yamamoto group teamed up with Alcantara of Italy.
The “Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion” exhibit is open at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto until May 11.
ISSEY MIYAKE designed by Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Rhythmatic Forest.” In line with the theme, designs with motifs inspired from forests were introduced.
“I need to pressure and challenge myself,” commented FACETASM designer Hiromichi Ochiai after his show. His eagerness for success may be related to the recent event of being selected as the “Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer.”
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Junichi Abe for kolor presented its 2014-15 AW Women’s Collection. This year is the brand’s 10th anniversary.
For its 2014-15 AW collection, sacai (designer Chitose Abe) continued to present progressive hybrid styles.
“Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER,” the largest fashion festival to date, was held on Mar 1 at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium.
“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.
Miharayasuhiro presented its 2014-15 AW Men’s Collection at Le Palais Royal in Paris.
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.
COMME des GARCONS HOMME PLUS designed by Rei Kawakubo presented its 2014-15 AW Collection.
Designer Junko Sakayori of sakayori. created the brand’s 2014 SS collection based on the fashion of the 1950s.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake presents the Ultimate Black series as part of its 2014 SS Collection. In stores from Feb 1.
Fashion brand “mame” will line up its 2014 SS Collection for a pop-up event at Isetan Shinjuku (3F). From Jan 22 to 28.
GalaabenD handled the costume designs for the movie “Black Butler” to be in theaters from Jan 18.
The long awaited COMME des GARCONS direct mail 2014 is released at last. This year, the fashion house features the UK Outsider Art magazine “RAW VISION”.
For its 2014 SS collection, sacai presented hybrid styles with sporty elements. Orange, red, green, pink and blue colored the designs.
The 2014 SS collection for Y’s is designed under the theme “Sophisticated Nomad.”
Chinatsu Wakatsuki returns to the fashion world and teams up with the brand MIKIO SAKABE.
FACETASM, that won this year’s Shiseido Sponsorship Award for Best New Designer, held a fashion show at Shiseido Ginza Building on Dec 22.
The photo exhibit titled “7 Hair and Makeup Artists and Tokyo Fashion” is open at the Shiseido Ginza Building (3F). Until Dec 25. The exhibit is a part of the Christmas event dubbed “Merry Merry Makeup!”
The 18th Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER (TGC) will be held at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium on Mar 1, 2014.
The doll motifs iconic to Japanese brand “mintdesigns” will be featured at the event “mintdesigns Dolls Festival.” From Dec 18 to 31 at Tokyo Kaihouku of Isetan Shinjuku (2F).
A pop-up store of Miharayasuhiro is open until Dec 18 at the Stage #3 of Isetan Shinjuku (3F).
An event lining up various collaboration items between photographer Mika Ninagawa and Japanese fashion brands opened on the 2nd floor=Tokyo Kaihouku of Isetan Shinjuku on Dec 4. Until Dec 17.
Tokyo Runway 2014 Spring/Summer will be held on Mar 21, 2014 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
In store at REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE, which just opened on Nov 11 from ISSEY MIYAKE INC., are exclusive items made from washi paper made in the Tohoku region.
Part 2 of the popular collaboration between Control Bear and NOZOMI ISHIGURO will be in stores from the beginning of December.
The photo exhibit titled “7 Hair and Makeup Artists and Tokyo Fashion” will open at the Shiseido Ginza Building (3F). From Dec 21 to 25.
On Nov 20, Japanese brands et momonakia and Yasutoshi Ezumi presented a show dubbed “Piggy’s Special” at Tokyo International Forum. The show presented designs made of pigskin produced in Tokyo.
Part 3 of the“Philosophical Fashion” series will feature the brand “mintdesigns.” From Dec 7 to May 18, 2014.
On Nov 1, Kansai Yamamoto presented a fashion show at V&A in London. 20-year worth of his work and his latest collection were presented to mark the designer’s comeback to the fashion world.
On Nov 1, Fashion in Motion "Kansai Yamamoto" Fashion Show was held at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.
Fashion illustrator Hitoshi Kuroki will open a solo exhibit titled “fragment.” From Nov 8 to 20 at the Gallery Speak For in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
“Ginza Fashion Week Re-Design Exhibit with Kabuki Costumes” presents a line-up of one of a kind dress and accessories made of textiles ordinarily used only for Kabuki costumes. Available at the Terrace/Terrace Court on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi.
The exhibit “LIMI feu ELEMENTS” is held from Oct 18 to 31 to introduce past artworks and collection photos of the brand. It takes place simultaneously at the brand’s Shibuya Parco store in Tokyo and E-MA store in Osaka.
From Oct 23 to Dec 21, Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum located in Yoyogi, Tokyo presents exhibition “Imperial Court Costumes of the Meiji, Taisho and Pre-War Showa Era-Western and Traditional Clothing.”
In line with Tokyo Fashion Week, Seibu Shibuya store opens “Shibuya Creators” to introduce men’s and women’s fashion born in Shibuya. Until Oct 21.
Concept store BIRDHOUSE located on the 2nd floor of 5-3-22 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, opens a pop-up for the brand “SUN/kakke” by Yuhi Ozaki. From Oct 10 to 16.
JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARCONS presented its 2014 SS Collection under the theme, “Folklore.”
TOGA presented 10 looks for its 2014 SS Collection at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. The looks were accompanied with a live piano performance.
Fashion brand “YEVS” managed by YU-SHIN CREATION CO., LTD. teams up with color systems provider “PANTONE.” The collaboration presents skinny pants (3,990 yen) in 50 different colors.
UNDERCOVER (designer Jun Takahashi) presented its 2014 SS Collection at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Last season, the brand presented off-schedule, but this season it makes a comeback to the official runway.
ANTEPRIMA holds a special event named “Premium Knit Days” for its 20th anniversary. Until Sept 30 on the 4th floor=The Stage #4 of Isetan Shinjuku.
On Sept 18, FACTOTUM (designer: Koji Udo) presented its 2014 SS Collection at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The theme of the collection is “Uusi Aalto,” meaning “new wave” in Finnish.
Women’s brand “melantrick hemlighet,” which debuted this March, opens its first pop-up on the 1st floor of Laforet Harajuku. From Sept 25 to Oct 9.
Men’s line “TOGA VIRILIS” by Yasuko Furuta of TOGA collaborates with select shop “have a good time,” located in Nakameguro, Tokyo.
On Sept 5, support surface (designer Norio Surikabe) presented its 2014 SS Collection at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo in Roppongi.
Japanese brand Miharayasuhiro collaborates with the manga “Phoenix” by Osamu Tezuka to produce items going on sale in mid-December. The fall/winter collection of the brand is inspired by this manga
keisuke kanda holds an event at TOKYO Kaihouku on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku. From Sept 11 to 24. Collaboration items with animation “Sailor Moon,” celebrating its 20th anniversary, will be lined-up for the first time.
On Sept 7, “Control Bear” opened its first concept store in Japan on the B1 floor of Laforet Harajuku.
beautiful people will hold its seasonal men’s fair from Sept 19 to 23. At the Aoyama store located at 3-16-6 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its 2014 SS Collection. From this season, 27-year old Yusuke Takahashi handles the designs.
In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of casual brand “AZUL by moussy,” Baroque Japan Limited launches a new line “AZUL ENCANTO” this fall.
NEIGHBORHOOD by Shinsuke Takizawa collaborates with work wear brand M.V.P. by Naotake Magara for the first time.
At Isetan Shinjuku, an event covering the 15 years of the history of the brand mastermind JAPAN is being held. Until Sept 3.
“LUMINE THE QUARTIER-LA,” a project to support young designers, will open a store at Lumine Shinjuku from Aug 29.
mastermind JAPAN’s designer Masaaki Homma designs an exclusive collection for Isetan before drawing the curtains of the brand this year. The special project will be revealed at Isetan from Aug 28.
Collaboration items by Miharayasuhiro and Hysteric Glamour will go on sale from Oct 26.
Takahiro Matsushita led m's braque launches a new line for business suits named “m's braque Costume.”
The Viridi-anne (designer: Tomoaki Okaniwa) presented its 2014SS Collection in Paris under the theme “Listlessness.” Whilst creating an untidy feel, the brand highlighted the designs with its styling techniques.
The theme for White Mountaineering’s (designer Yosuke Aizawa) 2014 SS collection is “Voyager.” Styles imaged after holidays and business trips appear.
Stylist Tadashi Mochizuki opened the select shop HAICARA along with his friend Nobutaka Ohara this June. The store located at 102 Green Mansion 1-31-14 Ebisu-Nishi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, lines up items selected by the two owners.
The rising popularity of items made collaborately with musicians and fashion brands is unceasing.
The former duo of “green,” Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode, present the debut collection of their new brand “HYKE.” A pop-up event dubbed “HYKE-HERITAGE AND EVOLUTION