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In 2011, Isetan Mitsukoshi launched the project “Japan Senses” as a means to communicate the charms and beauty of Japanese culture.
On Feb 2, Japan’s living national treasure and dye artist Fukumi Shimura opened her exhibit titled “Fukumi Shimura - Regression to Horo” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Matsue Chiba, the successor of the Shoai Hiyashi Zome dyeing technique, lives in near Mount Kurikoma of Miyagi, Japan.
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.
This article is Part 2 of the interview with the married couple Fumiko and Homare Yamashita, who have their atelier “Kihachijo Meyu Kobo” on the island, Hachijo-jima.
Kihachijo silk characteristic of the Japanese island Hachijo-jima is the product of the island’s nature and history. Kihachijo silk was sent to Mainland Japan as tributes since the Muromachi period into the Edo period.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015, which was held from Mar 18 to 20, highlighted the continuing importance of the keywords ecology, high fashion and design when it comes to the textiles industry.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015, the largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair in the world, was held from Mar 18 to 20. This year, the fair attracted the largest number of visitors to date.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015 will be held from Mar 18 to 20 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
At “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014,” most Japanese companies exhibited their products at the Japan Pavilion. Many buyers from around the world visited the companies in search of high-quality made in Japan goods.
“Ecology,” “Denim” and “Design” were the key concepts of the “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014” held from Oct 20 to 23, 2014.
The world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Autumn Edition 2014” was held for four days from Oct 20 to 23, 2014.
Photographer/movie director Mika Ninagawa will launch her fashion brand “M / mika ninagawa” from the spring/summer season of 2015.
“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.
“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. From Oct 20 to 23.
For its 2014-15 AW collection, Y’s of the Yohji Yamamoto group teamed up with Alcantara of Italy.
Maiko Kurogouchi designed mame's 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “personal memory.” The same theme as the last season is introduced to create a collection based on the designer’s memories with her grandmother.
“Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Spring Edition 2014,” the world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair was held from Mar 3 to 5.
Isetan Mitsukoshi department stores will line up the “Digital Liberty Art Creation” series from Mar 5. Eleven Japanese brands created designs using Liberty prints.
The world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Spring Edition 2014” will open at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition
Masaru Suzuki, textile designer for marimekko, presented new textiles in line with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the illustrator and author of Moomin. The products are part of the project titled “Moomin Tribute Works”.
The world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Spring Edition 2014” will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. From Mar 3 to 5.
INI, committed to making high quality made-in-Japan products, has succeeded in developing a deluxe towel dubbed “MAX MATERIA” with Soalon- a semi-synthetic triacetate fiber of Mitsubishi Rayon Textile Co., Ltd.- and rayon.
Part 3 of the“Philosophical Fashion” series will feature the brand “mintdesigns.” From Dec 7 to May 18, 2014.
“YAECA” designed by Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide opens a pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s (6F). Until Nov 19.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake hosts an event with interior stylist Fumiko Sakuhara. At Elttob Tep Issey Miyake/Ginza (address: 4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) until Nov 13.
On Oct 30, the iconic tartan check pattern, which represented the Isetan brand for 55 years, was renewed. A pop-up event featuring the new pattern named “MacMillan/Isetan” is open at the Stage on the 1st floor of Isetan Shinjuku store. Until Nov 5.
Takisada Nagoya presented textiles for the 2014 autumn/winter season under the theme, “Urban Camouflage.” The collection presents are a wide variety of patterns such as camouflage, animal, reptile, digital, and plain or 3-dimensional geometric.
Creator fantasista utamaro is drawing attention from around the world with his edgy design works.
Isetan Shinjuku store, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store and Ginza Mitsukoshi store host the “Isetan Mitsukoshi Design Week 2013” from Oct 23.
THEATRE PRODUCTS (designers: Akira Takeuchi and Miwa Fujiwara) presented its 2014 SS Collection under the theme “CABiN.” The designs are imaged after relaxed clothes for wearing in a cabin in the highlands.
araisara (designer: Sara Arai) presented its 2014 SS collection at Meiji Memorial Hall on Oct 17. Under the visionary light of the moon on the thirteenth night of the lunar month, the show introduced 42 designs themed “Fantasy.”
Fashion brand “45R” is holding a pop-up event under the title of “Nuno Sancai” at Isetan Shinjuku The Stage (1F). From October 16th to 22nd.
Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Co., Ltd. is a long established company devoted since 1796 to the traditional Nara craft of bleached ramie fabrics “Nara-zarashi”. Six of their private brands have announced new products for the 2014 spring collection.
On Sept 25, Uniqlo held a press conference for the upgraded Ultra-Light Down and Heattech for the 2013 fall/winter season.
Jibasan ele, which opened its first store at Sakae-machi, Kobe last year, opened its second store at Kobe International House SOL (address: 8-1-6 Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe).
The joint exhibit “MaG.” of fashion, interior and sundry goods was held this month in Tokyo and Osaka. The exhibit was also held in March and this was the second time for the event to be held.
Textile designer Fujiwo Ishimoto based in Finland opens his first solo exhibit in hometown Ehime. The exhibit titled “Play with Cloth and Soil” will be held at 3 different venues in Ehime. From Sept 26 to Oct 11.
OKADA TEXTILE based in Koyaguchi, Wakayama will hold a pop-up event on the 1st floor of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi. From Sept 11 to 24. This is the second pop-up event for the brand at a department store.
Isetan Mitsukoshi will host “Design Week 2013” under the theme “Handmade by/for me.” Over 30 related events will be held at Isetan Shinjuku, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Ginza Mitsukoshi from Oct 23 to Nov 5.
Y’s collaborates with outerwear brand MACKINTOSH to present coats at the beginning of next month.
Sportswear brand Champion is releasing a made-in-Japan versions of their classic REVERSE WEAVE® sweatshirts and crewneck parkas.
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.
Japanese jeans brand Canton managed by Toyoshima & Co., Ltd., collaborates with J.Crew to introduce a special type of jeans.
Within the international circle of luxury brands, Koyaguchi of Wakayama Prefecture is regarded as the hot manufacturing area of high-quality fake fur,
The consolidated accounts of TOYOBO for the year ending March 2013 were sales of 339.009 billion yen, a decrease by 3.0 % compared to the previous term, operating profits of 17.081 billion yen, a decrease by 6.7%,
Kuraray Co., Ltd. announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2013. The consolidated sales of the group were 369.431 billion yen (0.1% increase compared to the previous term),
Asahi Kasei Corporation announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2013. Consolidated sales for the group were 1,666.64 billion yen (5.9% increase compared to the previous term), operating profits were 91.96 billion yen
On the 10th, Toray Industries, Inc. announced its consolidated financial results for the year ending March 2013.
The only store for Japanese items at Grand Front Osaka is “DANAD Hishiya Calen Blosso.”
Suggesting lifestyles from Tokyo to the world, international trade fair “Interior Lifestyle” will be held for three days at TOKYO BIG SIGHT from June 5th to 7th.
To commemorate the 120th anniversary of TATSUMURA TEXTILE Co., Ltd., which is a long standing textile company in Kyoto, the exhibition Heizo Tatsumura Weave the “TIME” is being held until May 6th at Takashimaya in Nihonbashi.
mintdesigns pop-up store named “Gift Shop by mintdesigns” is open until the 12th at TOKYO Kaihouku on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku main building.
Spanish women’s brand “SYBILLA” will hold an event “‘FREEDOM’ selection by SYBILLA” on the 1st floor The Stage=Isetan Shinjuku from May 13th to 21st.
Toray Industries, Inc. announced on the 15th that a new brand named “ecodear” handling polymer materials and products derived from biomass will be launched globally from this year.
“Umbrella Exhibition by Masaru Suzuki 2013: Textile to Carry Around” will be held from May 11th to 26th at Yoyogi Uehara CASE gallery, Tokyo.
An installation show by “Tumugu,” a new brand from Naoshi Sawayanagi will be presented at the “Textile-Net Exhibition” to be held on Apr. 3rd and 4th at Laforet Museum Harajuku.
near.nippon (designers Takuya Miyama and Tomoko Kamijima) presented its 2013-14 AW Collection under the theme “PLANET OF WOMAN” to introduce daily clothes for women who have a career.
On Mar. 22nd, NOZOMI ISHIGURO (designer Nozomi Ishiguro) haute couture presented its 2013-14 AW Collection under the theme, “Rokudenashi, Hitodenashi, Fukudenashi (Good for nothing, Garment for nothing.)”
G.V.G.V. (designer MUG) held its 2013-14AW Collection Show themed “Discipline” on March 22nd at Yebisu Garden Hall.
On March 21st at Shibuya Hikarie, designer Atsushi Nakashima presented the 2013-14 AW collection of the high-end brand taking his name. Themed “Two Faces”, Nakashima portrays double-sidedness distant from reality.
The multinational industrial production giant Toray Industries, Inc. has formalized new business strategies for its three synthetic leather brands; Escine in Japan, Alcantara in Europe and Ultrasuede in the U.S.
Designer Kunihiko Morinaga for “Anrealage” presented 2013-14 A/W Collection on March 19.
On Mar.19th, HISUI presented its installation show for 2013-14 AW Collection at roomsLINK of bellesalle Shibuya Garden. The theme is “Intelligence to adapt” with Hiroko Ito as designer.
On Mar. 17th, Conny Groenewegen (designer: Conny Groenewegen) presented its 2013-14 AW Collection at Shibuya Hikarie under the theme, “Primary Explorer.”
For 2013, ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION announced to introduce two sports stretch materials, which are core materials for brand “Sunplay,” for swimwear and aqua fitness wear, and functional stretch material brand “ELACTION PRO.”
On Mar. 15th, YUKI TORII INTERNATIONAL (designer Yuki Torii) presented its 2013-14 AW collection show at Laforet Museum Roppongi. Similar to the 2013 SS collection show, the stage was decorated with a Parisian arcade as background.
TORAY announced that it would start selling items from the project, COOL AVENUE with its high-functional materials in department stores and other stores from the end of March.
Yoko Okubo (age 23, born in Shiga, Japan, on the right) and Shi XinLing (age 18, born in Sichuan, China, on the left) were selected as Asahi KASEI Group Campaign Models 2013.
“Textile Marche,” where textile makers of Japan gather to directly sell their products, will be held at Hankyu Umeda from Mar. 20th to 26th.
“TOPEARE2” is a new material developed combining the technique of decorative material “TOSPO-N2,” which was introduced in May, 2009 and has original uneven texture, with the three-dimensional dyeing technique of “TOPEARE.”
On February 25th, UNIQLO released its latest 2013 Spring Summer bottoms lineup.
Textile designer Yuki Fujisawa’s solo exhibit "See-Through" will open from Mar. 1st at gallery ROCKET located in Harajuku, Tokyo.
Mechanical designer, Kunio Okawara’s exhibition will be held from March 23rd at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art.
The Japan Apparel Fashion Industry Council (JAFIC) is promoting the collaboration with local production and distribution within their JAFIC PLATFORM business; a place where JAFIC offers for participant companies and creators to meet.
After the start of this year, major manufacturers of synthetic fibers announced to raise the prices for thread (long fiber), cotton (short fiber), and textile due to price surge of crude oil and abrupt depreciation of yen.
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT (designer Rei Kawakubo) presents its 2013-14 AW Men’s Collection at Paris Fashion Week.
TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD. exhibits its products from Feb. 3rd to 6th at the largest international sports business trade show “ISPO Munich”
It's been said that women’s casual pants market is lacking hit items. However, bright colored pants are secretly collecting attention since early autumn of last year.
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