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.
Pola Research Institute of Beauty & Culture’s 40th Anniversary Exhibit “Attire and Makeup for Celebrations” is currently open at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza, Tokyo. Open until Feb 21.
Salon du Chocolat in Japan will open on Jan 27 at Shinjuku, Tokyo’s NS Building.
In celebration of the 60th birthday of jewelry designer Osamu Shudo, winner of this year’s Medal with Yellow Ribbon, Tokyo Midtown holds the designer’s first solo exhibit. Open from today until the 8th of December at Isetan Salone.
Ginza Mitsukoshi department store’s second large-scale renewal involving the men’s fashion/accessories (6F) and home interior (7F) floors was completed on Oct 14.
Digital artist group TeamLab will showcase two of their latest pieces at Expo Milano 2015 Japan Pavilion. On exhibit from May 1 to Oct 31.
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.
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.
Photographers Ryuichi Ishikawa and Kotori Kawashima are the winners of the 40th Kimura Ihei Award.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015 will be held from Mar 18 to 20 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
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.
The final artworks titled “Reposing Souls” of commercial photographer Sakae Takahashi, who passed away this September, is currently on exhibit at Gallery Sugata.
Paris-based design studio “Ahonen & Lamberg,” led by Finnish designers Anna Ahonen and Katariina Lamberg, opened a solo exhibit at Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo's Gallery Muveil.
The “Inside Out. Insights into Fashion” exhibit is currently open at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
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.
Ultra-technologists group teamLab led by Toshiyuki Inoko presents an installation titled “Infinity of Flowers” using Gucci’s symbolic Flora motif. The piece is currently on display on the third floor of Gucci Shinjuku store.
The art project “BCTION” will open from Sept 1 to 15 in a building located in Kojimachi, Tokyo. The building will be demolished after the event closes.
Nobuyoshi Araki will open the exhibit “Photography for the Afterlife - Journey of Love” at Niigata City Art Museum from Aug 9.
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.
“Kunisaki Art Festival” will open from Oct 4 to Nov 30 in Oita prefecture of Japan.
Hanayuishi Takaya’s first photo exhibit titled “MEN” is currently open at the Gallery le bain in Roppongi, Tokyo. Until June 29.
“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.
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.”
The “mission [SPACE × ART] - beyond Cosmologies” exhibit has opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Until Aug 31.
Asia Fashion Exchange, the region’s largest fashion event held annually in Singapore, was held from May 12 to 18.
Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s solo exhibit titled “Love on the Left Eye” will open at the Taka Ishii Gallery in Kiyosumi, Tokyo. From May 25 to June 21.
Y’s Pink Label’s first solo pop-up opened at Shibuya Parco Part 1 today. Until May 22.
The 72Gallery located within Tokyo Institute of Photography (Kyobashi, Tokyo) will host a solo exhibit of photographer Muga Miyahara. Titled “Shinken Shirahadori,” the exhibit will run through May 14 to June 1.
Popular Japanese manga “Space Brothers,” depicting a story about two brothers dreaming of becoming astronauts together, will hold its first large scale exhibit. The exhibit will begin at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store and tour Japan.
For its 2014-15 AW collection, Y’s of the Yohji Yamamoto group teamed up with Alcantara of Italy.
“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.
“Shibuya Fashion Festival.5” will open on Mar 22 in line with Tokyo Fashion Week.
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 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.
Details of the all-night art festival “Roppongi Art Night” to be held from Apr 19 to 20 have been presented.
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
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.
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
The exhibit “Kikilala × Care Bears Exhibit” will open at Shibuya Parco from Apr 4 in commemoration of the collaboration between popular Sanrio characters Little Twin Stars (Kikilala) and US born characters Care Bears.
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”.
On Mar 3, 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.
Andy Warhol’s largest retrospective exhibit in Japan titled “Andy Warhol Exhibit: 15 Minutes Eternal” is open at Mori Art Museum from Feb 1 to May 6.
The history of the stories “Guri and Gura,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary last year, will be revealed as part of an exhibit to be held at Matsuya Ginza. On the 8th floor from Feb 27 to Mar 10.
In commemoration of the airing of the TV program “The Beatles Tribute Live- Grammy Special,” Tsutaya Books Daikanyama opened the store “Get Back,” which lines up items related to the world renowned rock band. Until Feb 16.
The Hermes Foundation will organize the “Condensation” exhibit to introduce its project “Artists' Residencies.” From Mar 20 at Maison Hermes Forum of Ginza, Tokyo.
The Body Shop will hold the “Sakura Charity Project” in support of Tohoku for the fourth time from Feb 28 to Mar 31.
On Jan 25, the election of the Japan delegate for the Miss International Beauty Pageant 2014 was held at Yakult Hall in Shimbashi, Tokyo.
“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.
The “Children on Canvas Exhibit- The Bond Between Great Artists and Their Offspring” will open at the Mori Arts Center Gallery of Roppongi Hills. From Apr 19.
The biggest art fair in Japan, “Art Fair Tokyo 2014” will take place at the exhibition hall (B2F) of Tokyo International Forum in March.
The special exhibit “Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe” will be held at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. From Jul 12 to Sept 7.
Dover Street Market Ginza currently holds a pop-up event for “tmh.” Open until Feb 3. This is the first time for the store to feature a Japanese jewelry brand.
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.
The Tokyo Omotesando Espace Louis Vuitton is holding its 9th exhibition, a group exhibit, under the title of “Traces of Disappearance”. From Jan 18.
From Jan 18 to March 9 at the Tokyo Station Gallery in Marunouchi, exhibit “Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection”
Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro of Torafu Architects will hold a solo exhibit titled “Please Staple Here.” From Jan 17 at the Creation Gallery G8 in Ginza, Tokyo. A talk event inviting graphic designer Hideyuki Yamano is also planned on Jan 31.
“POLA” are holding an event to introduce the Japanese culture of makeup entitled “ ‘The Culture of Beauty’ Exhibit” at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Building 1st floor space #1. From Jan 8 to 14.
The poster exhibit titled “kolor Archive of Graphics” will open from Jan 18 to Feb 2. At International Gallery Beams (address: 2F, 3-25-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo).
Photographer Chikashi Kasai will hold an exhibit titled “MUSCOVITE” at the GALLERY SPEAK FOR in Daikanyama, Tokyo. From Jan 17.
Junichi Abe of kolor was selected as the main guest designer for the 84th Pitti Immagine Uomo. It had been 4 years since a Japanese designer was invited as guest. For the event, kolor presented its 2014 SS collection.
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.
The “Sapporo International Art Festival 2014” will be held for a total of 72 days from July 19 to Sep 28 of next year. This year Ryuichi Sakamoto has joined the committee as guest director.
The 18th Tokyo Girls Collection 2014 SPRING/SUMMER (TGC) will be held at Yoyogi Stadium 1st Gymnasium on Mar 1, 2014.
Leather brand Isamu Katayama Backlash opened a shop at Kogan Gallery (address: 96 bis rue Beaubourg 75003 Paris) on Nov 22. Open until Jan 12, 2014.
Artist Kengo Nakamura is the director of the “GIFT of ART” exhibit at the Global Closet Gallery of Isetan Shinjuku (2F). Till Dec 31.
Art director Chie Morimoto opens an exhibit at Spiral Garden in Aoyama, Tokyo. From Dec 18 to 26.
A taste of sculptor Kohei Nawa’s atelier “SANDWICH” can be enjoyed at the EYE OF GYRE art space in the Tokyo Omotesando GYRE, where an exhibit is being held till Feb 16 2014.
A special exhibition at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) dubbed the “THE SEKAI-ICHI - Unique Inspirations ‘Made in Japan’ ” began on Dec 7.
A rooftop skate rink dubbed “Sora (Sky) × Niwa (Garden) × Ice Park” will open at Matsuya Ginza from Dec 13. Until Mar 2, 2014.
Photos taken by Naoki Ishikawa is currently on exhibit at the White Mountaineering flagship store located in Omotesando, Tokyo. Until Dec 15.
FAKE TOKYO, select shop located in Shibuya, opened a collaboration event with Re-Style Plus of Isetan Shinjuku. The event titled “Gradation” is open at the Stage #3 of Isetan Shinjuku (3F) until Dec 10.
On Dec 7, women’s brand GINGER ALE, directed by stylist Chiharu Dodo, will open for one day at the Garden Gallery of Daikanyama T-Site.
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.
A Christmas tree installation created by art director Sebastian Masuda and christened the “‘Melty go-round’ TREE” debuted on Nov 28 at a lighting ceremony on the 52nd floor Tokyo City View observation deck of Roppongi Hills.
Short Films Festival “ASVOFF Tokyo 2013” curated by fashion journalist Diane Pernet was held from Nov 29 to Dec 1at Idol Tokyo in Minami-Aoyama.
An exhibit of photos taken with the app “Instant Lab” developed by vintage Polaroid film manufacturer “Impossible” will be held for the first time in Japan. From Dec 3.
Grand Front Osaka begins the Christmas season with lights decorating the Umekita Plaza from Nov 29. Christmas events will be held until Dec 25.
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.
If you are a fan of the manga “Ghost in the Shell,” I’m sure you’ve fantasized about becoming one of its characters. On Nov 29 and 30, a special event will open at the square located at the East Exit of JR Shinjuku station.
Part 3 of the“Philosophical Fashion” series will feature the brand “mintdesigns.” From Dec 7 to May 18, 2014.
Chanel Nexus Hall (Ginza, Tokyo) will kick off the New Year 2014 with Paris based artist Sabine Pigalle. From Jan 17 to Feb 9, the photographic series titled “TIMESQUAKE” will be displayed in Japan for the first time.
The short film festival “ASVOFF Tokyo 2013” curated by fashion journalist Diane Pernet will be held from Nov 29 to Dec 1.
US singer/songwriter Jesse Harris’s live performance will be aired on “Barakan Morning,” a radio program on InterFM, on Nov 21 (Thurs) from 7 am to 9 am.
Canadian free publishing “Vice Magazine” hosts the photo exhibit “Global Photo Collaborations by Vice Japan.” From Nov 22 to Feb 14, 2014 at Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo.
On Nov 14, ISSEY MIYAKE INC. began to line-up limited edition Christmas items at the group’s stores around Japan. The theme for this year is “Look up at the planets and make a wish.”
“LUMIX MEETS/TOKYO 2020 BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS 9” hosted by photo magazine “IMA” will be held at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace/Hillside Forum. From Nov 23 to Dec 1. Free Admission.
The all night art event “Roppongi Art Night” is being held for the fifth time. From 10 am on Apr 19 to 6 pm of Apr 20, 2014.
On Nov 5, Max Mara held a fashion show to commemorate its 25th anniversary in Japan. The show “Marvelous Max Mara TOKYO 2013” was held at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena.
A Bathing Ape (BAPE) opens its atelier to the public for its 20th anniversary event “Bapeland.” From Nov 9 to 24 at the address: 2-28-12 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
On Nov 5, a lighting ceremony was held at Roppongi Hills to launch its Christmas campaign. Tomomi Itano, former member of popular AKB48, attended the event as the “Snow Queen.”
After 30 years of his international florescence in the 1980’s and deliberately cutting himself out of fashion shows from the 1990’s, the great couturier Azzedine Alaia continues to be worshiped by fervent devotees and highly appraised worldwide.
From Nov 16 to Dec 25, “Mikimoto Jumbo Christmas Tree” will be lit up at the Mikimoto main store (address: 4-5-5 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
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.
The French bag brand Moynat opens its first pop-up store in Japan, “Le Moynat Trunk Show” at Isetan Shinjuku. The event will be open for 1 month starting from Nov 27.
Fashion illustrator Hitoshi Kuroki will open a solo exhibit titled “fragment.” From Nov 8 to 20 at the Gallery Speak For in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
Seibu Shibuya store hosts the “Shibuya Design Marche” from Oct 22 to Nov 4. Commodities, sundries and foods produced by about 40 manufacturers selected from all over Japan are on sale.
CoSTUME NATIONAL is holding contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s exhibit “Architecture of Time” at art gallery “LAB” located in its Minami-Aoyama flagship store. From Oct 19 to Jan 13, 2014.
BASE, a service to create internet shops, teams-up with Fashion Headline to open a store during Aosando Art Fair. From Oct 24 to 27. The store will be located along Cat Street at the H.P. FRANCE Project Room