Isetan Mitsukoshi’s private brand Number Twenty-One will launch its latest collection of handbags designed in collaboration with designer/potter Makoto Kagoshima.
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.
From Oct 28, Japan-limited suitcases designed by the collaboration of Alexander McQueen and Globe-Trotter will be pre-sold at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building.
Stella McCartney lines up its signature Falabella bag (101,000 yen) in the form of a clutch and decorated with gold chains and Balenciaga a limited color mouton bag (247,000 yen) from its popular series Arena.
In line with the renewal of the thriving cosmetics floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi department store, which took place on Sept 16, a new magazine named the “Ginza Style Beauty” made its debut.
As part of the renewal of the jewelry and accessories floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi department store opened on Aug 12, the hair accessories lineup has been updated.
This fall, Ginza Mitsukoshi department store will open a new section dedicated to duty free products. In preparation for this big project, all floors of the department store will undergo renovations in turns.
Japanese Female Android Aiko Chihira greeted customers and introduced the innovative gift products being lined-up at Isetan Shinjuku's event.
Japanese brand Mikimoto meets French Laduree for collaboration presenting macarons embellished with pearls.
The official website for the collaboration line “Adidas Originals by Hyke” is currently open. Check out the latest 2015 S/S collection.
Petit Bateau collaborates with Japanese designer Kenta Matsushige, the winner of the Premiere Vision Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Hyeres International Festival.
Luxury British nail polish brand Nails Inc. has finally launched in Japan, with several pop-up salons in Seibu Ikebukuro, Daimaru Umeda, and Opaque Marunouchi.
“Jam Home Made” presents its second project introducing the charms of traditional Japanese crafts.
KDDI lines up the first Japanese smartphone installed with Firefox OS.
The innovative Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto launches his new publication titled “Yamamoto & Yohji.” The book introduces the stories behind the many collaborations between Yamamoto and inspiring photographers/film directors/actors.
Yohji Yamamoto’s concept store “Ground Y” lines up collaboration items with Tsuburaya Productions.
The collaboration boots by Y’s and Dr. Martens are now available in the latest color.
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.”
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.”
If you have plans to fly from Haneda Airport this summer, we highly recommend that you check-in ahead of time and make the most of the services the airport has to offer.
UNDERCOVER presented its 2015 SS collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
Toga Pulla, designed by Yasuko Furuta, presented its 2015 SS pre-collection.
This month, ISSEY MIYAKE presents its new "Guston" bag collection.
A BATHING APE (BAPE) and PUMA collaborate to present a lineup of soccer items. On sale from Jul 12.
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.
On Jun 14, White Mountaineering and Barbour held a reception at the Hospital Club in London to mark their collaboration.
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.
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.
The exhibit “Interior Lifestyle Tokyo” was held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 4 to 6. The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce Japanese interior items to the rest of the world.
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE presents the new “Distortion” bag as part of its “BAO BAO PARK” project, where it collaborates with various creators. This time, the brand teams up with Rodrigo Solorzano and Naoki Kawamoto of the design studio “N&R Foldings.”
TV anime “ONE PIECE” celebrates the 15th year since the start of its broadcasting. From June 1, the anime will line-up collaboration baseball caps with New Era.
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.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will renew the uniforms of its cabin and ground crew this winter. In line with this, a presentation of the uniforms to be worn by 13,000 staff was carried out on Apr 24.
Fred Perry lines up a collection of special polo shirts in collaboration with four Japanese brands- 08sircus, MUVEIL WORK, The Dress & Co. and Yuge.
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.
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.
Japanese entertainer Naomi Watanabe produced fashion brand “PUNYUS” will open stores this month.
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.
E-commerce website “2PMWORKS” for anime and fashion will line-up M65 jackets and stoles from the collaboration of the anime “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” and fashion brand “AZ by junhashimoto.”
The new magazine “ART FUSION 01” edited by artbeat publishers will go on stands from Mar 28. Priced at 2,000 yen and issued in Japanese and English by Little more Co., Ltd.
Vintage eyewear boutique SOLAKZADE is currently holding a trunk show on the first floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building. Until Mar 31.
The sole harness maker in Japan “SOMES SADDLE” teams up with shoes designer Hiroshi Tsubouchi for its 50th anniversary. For the collaboration, Tsubouchi designs his first bags under the name “SOMES SADDLE × HT LABEL.”
The collaboration sneakers “Stan Smith Y’s” by adidas and Y’s will go on sale worldwide in limited numbers.
The limited “mika for shu in beauty wonderland” collection by cosmetics brand “shu uemura” and photographer/movie director Mika Ninagawa will go on sale from Mar 21. Reservation orders can be made from Mar 14.
Isetan Mitsukoshi department stores will line up the “Digital Liberty Art Creation” series from Mar 5. Eleven Japanese brands created designs using Liberty prints.
This year, Mitsukoshi celebrates 110 years since it became the first department store in Japan. In commemoration of the special anniversary, the store will renew the design of its shopping bags from Apr 1.
Madonna, the “Queen of Pop,” launches the new skincare brand “MDNA SKIN” in cooperation with Japanese beauty company MTG Co., Ltd. The brand’s debut lineup of products will be sold first in Japan.
German fashion brand “BLESS” currently exhibits an installation at Dover Street Market Ginza. Until Mar 13.
Lula Japan, the Japanese version of London fashion magazine “Lula” will be launched in October.
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.
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.
Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd. will sell products designed in collaboration with Oki Sato-led design office “nendo.” The shopping space dubbed “by|n” lining up the products will open at the department stores starting April.
The e-commerce site “2PMWORKS” will lineup business card cases designed by the brand JAM HOME MADE in collaboration with the anime “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.”
A pop-up for the French brand “Apologie” is open at Isetan Shinjuku (2F) until Feb 9.
Barneys New York Ginza will line up chocolates from the US brand “Yvan Valentin” for a limited time from Jan 31 to Feb 14.
REBIRTH PROJECT, led by Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya, launches the All Japan Uniform Committee as a means to design Japanese uniforms with environmentally friendly materials and implement a system of recycling.
On Jan 24, the book “All About Yohji Yamamoto” (2,835 yen) was published from Bunka Publishing Bureau. The book, which reveals the history of Yohji Yamamoto’s career as a designer, was edited by Toshiko Taguchi
Accessories collection designed in collaboration with AMBUSH will go on sale from sacai.
The campaign for Valentine’s and White day will begin at Max Brenner stores (Omotesando Hills and Tokyo Solamachi) in Japan. From Jan 25 to Mar 14.
As part of its annual Valentine’s fair, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN will provide customers the choice of selecting unique wrapping when purchasing socks. From Jan 23 to Feb 14.
ato presents a fragrance candle in collaboration with men's grooming brand “Baxter of California.” Dubbed “Night Ritual,” the candle costs 7,980 yen.
Fashion brand ViS of the JUN group teams up with bean sweets brand “feve” by patissier Hironobu Tsujiguchi for Valentine’s. The “feve meets ViS” sweets will go on sale from Jan 21.
Opening Ceremony presents a capsule collection inspired from the new movie “her” directed by Spike Jonze, to be in theaters in Japan from June 28.
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 Japan Olympic squad, in their final stretch of preparation for the imminent Sochi Olympics starting on Feb 6, will be wearing official sportswear and goods developed by official JOC partners DESCENTE, MIZUNO and asics japan.
lucien pellat-finet teams up with the architect Kengo Kuma to present the “tree chair” collection. The collection will go on sale from the end of January at the brand's Tokyo Midtown, Omotesando and Shisaibashi stores.
In stores at Tokyo Midtown are stylish goods that boost the New Year spirits. Joining the family of “Tokyo Midtown Award” commercialized items are second-placed works of the art and design competition 2013 and student award 2008.
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 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.”
On Jan 22, Cabaret Voltaire will release the album “Drinking Gasoline” as series no. 2 of the reissue series. Limited editions that come with collaboration tee by Sk8ightTing, the graphic designer for the brand C.E, will also go on sale.
Collaboration sneakers (model MRT580SM) by New Balance Japan × mita sneakers × SBTG (graphic designer- Mark Ong) will be exclusively sold at mita sneakers
“Cool Japan” is the concept of the “JAPAN POP JUNGLE” that debuted in the AEON Mall Makuhari Shin Toshin, which just opened on Dec 20.
From Dec 19, a set of charity bracelet supporting those devastated by the Tohoku Earthquake and original post cards went on sale from agnes b.
A pop-up store by Kansai Yamamoto will be held from Jan 2 at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). At the event, collaboration socks with Tabio will go on sale.
For 2014 SS, TOMMY presents a capsule collection named “M.W FOR TOMMY.” The collection is directed by Masafumi Watanabe of BEDWIN. The designs will be available at the 37 directly operated stores and other select shops.
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 12, collaboration items between the fashion brand DISCOVERED and the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex were presented. The items are available for order until Dec 29 on the e-commerce website “2PMWORKS.”
Oui, Ayano Ruban with Ayano Fukuoji as its creative director, opens a pop-up store at Isetan Shinjuku (2F). Until Dec 17.
A collection of photos titled “Dior Glamour Mark Shaw” is on sale from Rizzoli.
Pierre Herme Paris and Ohayo Dairy Products team up once again to present a new flavor for the yogurt series.
MINA-TAN Charms, made in collaboration between designer Tae Ashida and needle workers who live in temporary housing in Minami Sanriku, Miyagi prefecture, will be sold at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi and Isetan Shinjuku stores.
A party was held in Tokyo, in commemoration of the publishing of the Michelin Guide Tokyo/Yokohama/Shonan 2014. Chefs from 14 restaurants awarded the highest ranking of 3 Michelin stars were featured as guests.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Panasonic have launched the UNESCO World Heritage calendar app for next year.
One Direction produced fragrance “Our Moment” will come to stores in Japan at the beginning of 2014.
Isetan Mitsukoshi will launch its “Merry Green Christmas” campaign at 37 of the group's and related stores from Dec 4.
BVLGARI IL CIOCCOLATO, located on the 10th floor of Bvlgari Ginza Tower (address: 2-7-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), presents the latest “Chocolate Gems” series in line with the Christmas season. Available at the store and on the online shop.
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.
On Nov 21, Shiseido presented a special edition of the patent approved “The Collagen” drink.
Isetan teams up with photo magazine IMA for the first time to produce an event that brings together contemporary artists and interior brands. The event titled “Living with Photography” is open from Nov 20 to 25 on the 7th floor of Isetan Shinjuku.
The “pretty mole mina perhonen” exhibit will open at the Pass the Baton Gallery located at Omotesando Hills. From Nov 28 to Dec 25.
Opening Ceremony Japan teams up with Hello Kitty to launch “Hello Kitty × Opening Ceremony.”
The Mikimoto × Hello Kitty collaboration collection will be in stores from next January.
The Object Collection lining-up lifestyles items by Alexander Wang will be introduced from Dec 4. Exclusively at the Alexander Wang flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo.
For LACOSTE’s 80th anniversary, 8 styles of limited edition polo shirts designed by art director Peter Saville will go on sale from the end of this month.
3.1 Phillip Lim opens a pop-up event at Stage #3 of Isetan Shinjuku (3F) until Nov 19.
Paris based creative team Papier Tigre launches its first apparel line dubbed “Papier Tigre Paris Tokyo.” Its debut collection was presented for the first time in the world at the gallery ROCKET