Crystal heelless shoes designed by Noritaka Tatehana sparkled on the runway of Iris van Herpen’s 2015 A/W collection. The shoes were created using the technology of 3D prints.
Tod’s FW collection introduces patterns influenced by the Memphis Group. Tod’s creative director Alessandra Facchinetti brings out the charms of the brand’s needlework and use of fringes and adds her own touches of femininity to the overall collection.
The Fashion Headline Award 2015 Cosmetics Brand Produced by IID was presented to Shu Uemura, Chanel, Shiseido, Clinique and more.
Air France’s La Premiere first class provides passengers with stress-free and seamless services, which cater to the needs of each traveler.
Comme des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo presented its latest women’s collection under the theme “Parting Ritual.”
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.
Tricot Comme des Garcons presented its 2015-16 A/W women’s collection at the showroom of the Comme des Garcons group.
Beautiful People creator Hidenori Kumakiri presented his 2015-16 A/W collection with the theme "Extra Virgin" on Mar 17.
Japanese brand Tac:tac by A-net Inc. opened its first directly operated store in Koenji, Tokyo, west of Shinjuku. Its designer Takaaki Shimase graduated from Esmod Paris. A-net Inc. also produces Tsumori Chisato, Zucca and Ne-net.
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).
Designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented Issey Miyake’s 2015-16 A/W collection with the extensive use of the 3D Steam Stretch textile.
White Mountaineering's 2015-16 A/W collection used technical textiles such as Gore-Tex, Primaloft and Saitos and mixed them with natural fabrics to create a collection fusing the outdoors and urban life.
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.
Comme des Garcons Homme Plus presented its 2015-16 A/W collection at a gallery located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. This season, the brand collaborated with Joseph Ari Aloi and Roger Ballen.
Sacai (designer Chitose Abe) presented its 2015-16 A/W men’s collection at the Temple Protestant de l'Oratoire du Louvre in Paris, France.
On Jan 21, Bjork released her latest album titled Vulnicura on the iTunes Store. For her album cover, Bjork is wearing a state-of-the-art headpiece designed by Maiko Takeda created using sheets of OHP transparency film.
Sacai’s 2015 S/S collection for women showed a sudden refinement in hybrid techniques. Utility clothing and military uniforms were transformed with feminine elements such as chiffon and lace.
Popular Japanese ramen chain Ippudo hired Engineered Garments, a fashion brand led by New York based designer Daiki Suzuki, to design the uniforms of its New York stores.
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.
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.
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.
“132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” designed by Issey Miyake and REALITY LAB present its 2015 SS collection under the theme “Circle.”
Marni and PORTER present a new collection of casual bags for their third collaboration project.
Japanese brand “sacai” presented its 2015 SS men’s collection under the theme “Overlay.” The show was held at a ballroom located in the Marais district of Paris, France.
Japanese brand “kolor” presented its 2015 SS collection at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
GANRYU presented its 2015 SS show today.
Yuichi Hirose is the fourth-generation president of 90-year old HIROSE DYE-WORKS. Edo komon originates from the kamishimo garment worn by the samurai class and is a traditional craft with a 400-year history.
On Jul 17, “CASA LOEWE Omotesando,” the first store for the brand under the new concept by creative director Jonathan William Anderson, opened its doors. Located at the address: ONE Omotesando 3-5-29 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
On Jul 2, the “LVMH Kodomo Art Maison” opened at the address: 2-2-15 Nakamura, Soma-shi, Fukushima of Japan. The project is a part of the Group’s initiative to support the children in the area devastated by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Y’s presents two new lines from the 2014-15 AW season. Both are available at Y’s stores nationwide.
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.
In line with the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Puma lines up its collection of “Tricks” spikes.
On May 22, fashion brand “GLOBAL WORK” by point inc. hosted its 20th anniversary event at Billboard Live TOKYO.
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.
Japanese fashion brand “White Mountaineering” transferred its flagship store to Daikanyama, in the same building as its atelier. Located at the address: 2-7 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
LAD MUSICIAN presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Minimal Art Rock 13.” The collection draws inspiration from the late musician Lou Reed and the band “The Velvet Underground.” The number 13 symbolizes Reed’s year of death.
Japanese brand “pas de calais” presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Modesty.” The simple collection expresses a fruitful lifestyle respecting nature and not being overly influenced by the outside world.
A BATHING APE (BAPE) presents a special collection in collaboration with PEANUTS.
Designer Kunihiko Morinaga of Anrealage presented the debut collection of the new line “Anseason Anrealage.”
Yohji Yamamoto presented its 2014-15 AW collection under the theme “Fairy Tale.” Designer Yamamoto created his image of women based on dolls introduced in fairy tales.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings launched its “Japan Senses” campaign in 2011 to liven up Japan. The campaign aims to bring producers and consumers together.
COMME des GARCONS COMME des GARCONS designed by Rei Kawakubo presented its 2014-15 AW Collection.
On Apr 1, Tao Kurihara designed tricot COMME des GARCONS presented its 2014-15 AW Collection. The theme “Elegance” continues from the last season.
Anrealage presented its 2014-15 AW collection at Laforet Museum Roppongi on Mar 28.
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.
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.
MAX&Co. will launch a campaign to promote its iconic “Corolla Dress.”
“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.”
Designers Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi of mintdesigns presented the brand’s 2014-15 AW collection today. The theme- “It’s A (anarchy) mintdesigns.”
NOZOMI ISHIGURO Haute Couture by Nozomi Ishiguro held its latest show on Mar 15 at Laforet Museum Harajuku. The brand did not fail to entertain and presented a show of excitement.
For its 2014-15 AW collection, sacai (designer Chitose Abe) continued to present progressive hybrid styles.
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.
On Mar 3, during Paris Fashion Week, the launch event for “Wisteria Hysteria,” the latest scent from COMME des GARCONS Parfums, was held at Trading Museum COMME des GARCONS.
Cosmetics brand “Benefique” from Shiseido will introduce its latest skincare line on May 21. A presentation of the lineup was held on Feb 25 at Sumida Aquarium of Tokyo Skytree Town.
The Viridi-anne (designer: Tomoaki Okaniwa) presented its 2014-15 AW Collection under the theme “two sides of the same coin.”
“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.
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.”
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.
Italian jewelry brand “Damiani” lines up a Japan exclusive necklace to commemorate its 90th birthday.
Social commerce app “Origami” is retailing special edition items by the legendary brand that closed its curtains with the 2013 SS season: mastermind JAPAN. Dubbed “mastermind JAPAN Extra Collection”, the exclusive items number to near 200.
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.
Yohji Yamamoto presented its 2014 SS Women’s Collection under the themes “deconstruction” and “meaningless excitement.” The designer challenged himself to reconstruct tailored styles with new ideas.
On Feb 5, GANRYU (designer Fumito Ganryu) from the COMME des GARCONS group presented its 2014-15 AW Collection under the theme “Spiritual Ambience.”
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE introduced its latest campaign visuals titled “Flowers.”
Jewelry giant TIFFANY & CO. will be opening their largest-yet domestic store on the 1st floor of the SOGO Kobe Main Building (Onoedori 8-1-8, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo) on Mar 10.
There’s an eyewear brand that Grammy-winning musician John Mayer is crazy about. The name of the brand is “Max Pittion.” He is a big fan of the brand's Politician sunglasses.
The new brand “sophila” will be launched from Japan imagination Co.,Ltd. this season. Model Marie is appointed as the curator.
Fashion brand HaaT from Issey Miyake presents the Ultimate Black series as part of its 2014 SS Collection. In stores from Feb 1.
CITIZEN will participate in the international design exhibition Milano Salone for the first time. This year’s exhibit will be held from Apr 8. Through its participation, the brand seeks to appeal its products to a global customer base.
This spring, RANDA will present collaborated shoes with fashion blogger Zina Charkoplia, who is based in Spain. The items will be available at RANDA stores and the official online shop from the beginning of March.
On Mar 14, Flying Tiger Copenhagen will open its third store in Japan after those in Shinsaibashi, Osaka and Omotesando, Tokyo. The new store will open within LaLaport TOKYO-BAY and will be the first in Chiba prefecture and at a shopping center.
TOGA teams up with UK brand “PRISM” to present its first collection of eyewear. To be in stores from the beginning of March.
Kit Kat Chocolatory, the world’s first specialty store for Kit Kat from Nestle, will open on the B1 floor of Seibu Ikebukuro main store.
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).
“PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE” ’s 2014 SS Collection is themed on “TRANSLUENCY” and draws inspiration from elements of “translucency” such as sparkling minerals, glass and evanescent smoke.
TOGA, designed by Yasuko Furuta, announced that it will be presenting its collections from 2014-15 AW season onwards in London.
Men’s brand “kiryuyrik” by designer Masakatsu Takayanagi opens a pop-up store for the second time since last season. On the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku Men’s building until Jan 14.
The “London Wave” event, focusing on designers who present their collections during London Fashion Week, opened at Isetan Shinjuku (3F) on Jan 8. The event is open until Jan 14 and lines up the 2014 SS collections of the designers featured.
If digital popularity is anything to go by, “Michael Kors” was definitely a winner in 2013. The brand came in medal-winning positions in both Google’s most-searched list and SNS data analysis.
kate spade new york will open its first flagship store outside of the US around March or April of this year. The new store will be located in Japan at the address: 5-5-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
For its 2014 SS collection, sacai presented hybrid styles with sporty elements. Orange, red, green, pink and blue colored the designs.
Actress/model Kiko Mizuhara is the face of Shiseido for the New Year.
The 2014 SS collection for Y’s is designed under the theme “Sophisticated Nomad.”
The last in a 6-part interview of Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, “Ines is humorous, conversational and fashionable. No one could be a better ambassador to Roger Vivier.”
Danish rainwear brand “RAINS” will strengthen business in Japan from next year. The brand will hold an event at Hankyu Men’s Osaka in March and line up its products at Japanese department stores and select shops.
Chinatsu Wakatsuki returns to the fashion world and teams up with the brand MIKIO SAKABE.
Y’s launches the new cruise line “RISMAT by Y’s” from the 2014 SS pre-season.
A promotional event by MEDICOM TOY is being held at Isetan Men’s (2F) for Christmas. Open until Dec 25.
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).
From 2014 SS, Onward Kashiyama Co., Ltd. will introduce the diffusion line “SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL” in Japan for the first time.
Dior Homme began “Demi Mesure,” a made to order service for suits and shirts. In Asia, the service is only available at Dior Homme Ginza store (address: B1F Ginza 5-chome Chuo Building, 5-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
INCONTRO will open the first solo shop in Japan for the brand Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. The store opens on Feb 22, 2014 on the 1st floor of Laforet Harajuku.