May 06, 2013
Kenzo Takada, the Japanese fashion guru who blended the bright colors of traditional folk costumes to create an East meets West aesthetic and eponymous Kenzo label, got his...
May 01, 2013
Fashion creator Ryuhei Omaru has taken the skills he learned in Japan--namely tenacity and an attention to detail--to the heart of New York City's fashion world.
April 23, 2013
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2013-2014 Autumn/ Winter closed with "VERSUS TOKYO," a fashion jamboree of must-see menswear brands.
April 22, 2013
The most recent Fashion Week Tokyo has turned skeptics into believers. Critics have complained that past incarnations of the event fell short when it came to conveying a strong ...
March 26, 2013
Enduring one of the coldest winters of the past 10 years and an equally chilly economy, a lot of people in Japan made up their minds to stay home bundled up in recent months....
March 09, 2013
The Strict-G fashion brand releases a Gundam-inspired necklace in collaboration with health and fitness company Phiten Co. on March 9.
February 05, 2013
Designer Oki Sato loves routine: the same kinds of clothes every day, the same tempura-and-soba dish at his favorite restaurant, and the same order of cappuccino whenever he...
January 17, 2013
KURASHIKI, Okayama Prefecture--Known for its scenic canals, the historical city of Kurashiki prospered as a busy trade center under the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo Period.
December 29, 2012
In an age when online shopping has become reliable and easy, what does it take to make people actually head out to the stores? The fashion industry is increasingly adopting new ...
December 25, 2012
The name Issey Miyake is synonymous with pleats. The 74-year-old Japanese designer devised a truly original way to inject nuance, beauty and comfort into items of clothing by...
December 24, 2012
With just three employees, Okada Textile Co. is hardly synonymous with the catwalks of Paris, London and New York.
December 22, 2012
Since he founded the fashion label Bigi in 1970, 73-year-old Takeo Kikuchi has been an important voice in the Japanese fashion world, shaping the conversation with his emphasis ...
December 14, 2012
Artistic fingernails are currently one of fashion’s hottest accessories for women, turning the nail art industry into a 200 billion yen ($2.42 billion) market--a sure sign of ...
November 27, 2012
Tokyo’s Shibuya district, always buzzing with the latest trends, became a fashion paradise when it hosted four shows during the 2013 spring-summer Tokyo Collection Week in...
November 26, 2012
Japanese fashion designers left a strong impression that they were revisiting their cultural heritage in the 2013 spring-summer Tokyo Collection Week event.
November 23, 2012
Pioneer fashion designer Hanae Mori first established a pret-a-porter (ready-to-wear) collection in Japan in the 1950s. Setting her sights on an international career, she later ...
October 13, 2012
Artistic expression knows no boundaries, so it stands to reason that time and place play a major role in getting the creative juices flowing.
September 25, 2012
Tokyo fashion is more than just haute couture from upscale Ginza boutiques or the latest teenage trends seen on the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya.
September 06, 2012
After traveling the world to rave reviews, an exhibition spotlighting three decades of Japanese fashion has come home.
September 03, 2012
OSAKA--When Miyuki Nishizawa dresses up for a night out, she literally wears the news.