AKIKOAOKI presented collection Autumn-Winter 2023/2024 at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo
On 16th March I attended the fashion show of AKIKOAOKI brand at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. After graduating from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, Akiko continued her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
How to Style Your Japanese Streetwear
Young people are adopting streetwear as a growing trend and a form of self-expression and identification. The styling of streetwear varies a little bit depending on the country. However, one of the most popular options is Japanese streetwear, which combines traditional Japanese culture with western fashion trends.
Asahi Kasei is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its Bemberg™ cupro fiber business
Bemberg™ is the brand name of the world’s only cupro fiber, which is manufactured by Asahi Kasei in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is used around the world in various applications such as linings, ethnic garments, outerwear, and innerwear.
Carry On The Samurai Culture! Take A Look At The Trending Fashion Of Samurai Clothing In 2021
For over 800 years, the samurai have appeared and shown honor, obligation, and administration that stays in Japanese society still today. The samurai helped establish the frameworks of Japan's way of life. They held qualities and ethics that have held up for such countless years, it is brilliant that they have clutched them for such a long time. On the off chance that it were not for the samurai impact Japan might not have similar definite perspectives on the most proficient method to carry on with their life. Samurai are a vital piece of Japanese culture.
Fashion World Tokyo - big numbers and conclusions
The show was attracted by 813 exhibitors from 31 countries/regions, 17,103 trade visitors and 7,686 conference attendees in 3 days.
Chikuma & Co Ltd. received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris
Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
Fumito Ganryu to launch the label ‘FUMITO GANRYU’ as the Designer Project at Pitti Uomo 94
Fumito Ganryu to launch the label ‘FUMITO GANRYU’ as the Designer Project at Pitti Uomo 94, Joining the line-up for the upcoming fair, following the announcements of Craig Green as Menswear Guest Designer, Roberto Cavalli as Special Guest and the “FANATIC FEELINGS - FASHION PLAYS FOOTBALL” exhibition.
World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.
Excellence in textiles, a full-on experience at Milano Unica Spring/Summer 2019
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
Bunka Fashion College - study in Japan
Bunka Fashion College covers all the fields of the fashion industry. Bunka Fashion College was founded in 1923 as the first dressmaking school in Japan. Since then, Bunka has had a significant role in fashion education in Japan. Its original, specialized and practical curriculum adapts to the changes in a diversified industry, and it continues to cultivate fashion professionals who can easily adapt to the modern fashion industry.
Japanese bespoke shoes by TYE Shoemaker
Tsuyoshi Ohno is a bespoke only shoemaker based in Tokyo. He first trained with Chihiro Yamaguchi at Guild of Crafts, where he mastered the craft of last-making.
Japanese made-to-measure and bespoke shoes by Hiro Yanagimachi
What determines whether you can make beautiful shoes is not your hands or fingers but the spirit that guides your hands and fingers. And the thing that supports this spirit is the feeling the customer will have for the shoes. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Remember that the things that make a shoe truly shine are what comes before it is made and what comes after it is made.
Panasonic Introduces the Deodorizing Hanger
Panasonic Corporation will begin selling the deodorizing hanger, MS-DH100, equipped with "nanoeTM X," which generates 10 times (*3) more hydroxyl (OH) radicals than the "nanoe" and thereby inhibits odor and pollen, on September 1, 2017 (in Japan only).
Meet some of the lectors of the 2017 TOCICO International Conference in Berlin
The 2017 TOCICO International Conference will be held July 16th - 19th in Berlin, Germany. TOCICO Conferences are held each year to showcase the new developments of TOC applications. This year features applications including Texas State Government Management, Microsoft supply chain, Japanese ship building, solving the real estate crisis, Adobe software development, movie production, communication skills with autistic children, Nine TOC How-To full and 1/2 day workshops, and over 60 more sessions.
Missoni Winter 2017 collection
Composed Dynamism. Order materializes from disorder. Sculptural contours delineate geometric figures. Intersecting lines contrast the material with the immaterial. Tonal glows and slumbering darkness surrender to the spirituous play of light. Missoni’s A/W 2017 Menswear Collection draws inspiration from the concrete barriers, metallic enclosures, oxidized mazes and jutting appendages of the subterranean and industrial networks that form the skeletal structures on which our indifferent urban surrounds are erected. This is the backdrop upon which this season’s Missoni Man comes to life.
Great France-Japan Innovation Forum
With the France Japan Innovation Year coming to an end, a delegation of French companies from the textile sector will be in Japan from 5 to 8 December 2016. They will take part in the Great France- Japan Innovation Forum held by the Embassy of France in Japan.
Laying the foundations for Operational Excellence
Over 70 managers and Theory of Constraints paractitioners and consultants gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, for the 26h TOCPA Conference, hosted by Juntos Consulting Int. One of the lecturers of the conference was Oded Cohen, who has more than 35 years of experience in developing, teaching and implementing TOC methodology, solutions and implementation processes. Here is his presentation about Laying the foundations for Operational Excellence.
The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories
The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.
Japanese-inspired menswear for Fall-Winter 2016/2017 by Kenzo
'Our collection is an ode to the fans of idols past and present. To the plethora of positivity that permeates a crowd at a maxed out concert. To the joyful obsession and energetic adulation that abounds amongst the masses. It is after all, music that brings us together'.
A Free Illustration Workshop with Daniele Davitti at Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia
Italian artist Daniele Davitti has just joined the Whitehouse Institute of Design's team and he's going to be a host of a FREE illustration workshop held at the Institute's Sydney and Melbourne Campuses.
AI-CD - Meet the world's first robot creative director
'AI-CD β is artificial intelligence that is able to give creative direction for commercials. Moving forward, AI-CD β will be assigned as a creative director to client accounts and will provide creative direction for commercials as per creative briefs. Until now, the production of commercials has been dependent on the intangible experience and know-how of human creators'
Pitti Uomo 90-special events’ line-up
This young Russian designer’s research combines the hard and tormenting aesthetic of post-Soviet youth culture in Russia with elegant notes of sportswear and artistic concepts that come from photography and movies.
Nishiyama silk fabrics - a completely organic product
Available in two thicknesses and ranging from casual to formal, Nishiyama Silk’s distinctive stripes work beautifully for both men’s and women’s fashions, and pair easily with the company’s wide range of solid hues. With every season, the company introduces several new options to their ever-evolving collection, and custom textiles can also be created upon request.
Japanese Fashion: Rynshu
Founded in 1985 by Rynshu as Maji- Masatomo, the label debuted on the Tokyo catwalk in 1986 and continued to show there until 1992, which co-incidentally was also the year the Maji-Masatomo became Masatomo, Inc.
Japan Fashion: MIHARAYASUHIRO
MIHARAYASUHIRO started as a shoe brand in 1997. Mihara’s design extracting everyone’s focus by his unique and surprising ideas. He always thinks out of box to bring people enjoy the playful theme of each garments in every collection.
Jakarta Fashion Week 2016
We are half way through the event. Day one was highlighted by opening show at Fashion Tent, presenting a parade of more than 60 Indonesian designers who will showcase their collections over the week and a number of fashion shows by Indonesia Fashion Forwards designers. There was also a partnership between Jakarta Fashion Week and Australia-Indonesia Centre & Melbourne Fashion Festival, which presents Pageants and The Woolmark Company from Australia, the global authority on wool, which presents Rahul Mishra.
Tokyo Fashion Week showed the new face of kimono
Tokyo Fashion Week presented new and surprising insight into the kimono this weekend. And the reason of the interest of designers to traditional garment is that it is back with a full force in the modern women's wardrobe.
Japan Samba Carnival
The Asakusa Samba Carnival parade was held in Tokyo, Japan on 29 August 2015. About 5,000 participants took part in the 34th edition of the Samba Carnival.
HANAE MORI by Yu Amatsu Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at MBFW Tokyo
Japanese designer Yu Amatsu presented his collection for the women's clothing and accessories brand HANAE MORI yesterday in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, which is held March 16-21, 2015.
Menswear: Black by VANQUISH Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at MBFW Tokyo
On Tuesday (March 17, 2015), Japanese brand Black by VANQUISH presented its Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. It was a debut collection for designer Hayato Shiroyama and his label. The main theme was 'CHANGE'.
Japanese fashion: Keita Maruyama Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
Today in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo (MBFWT, March 16-21, 2015), his creations presented Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. The designs are colorful, fresh, comfortable, modern and eye-catching, combined with interesting artistic accessories - hats, bags, belts, gloves, earrings and high-heel boots with fringes.
Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato with attractive Comic Prints at Paris Fashion Week
The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Ready to Wear collection by Tsumori Chisato was presented this morning during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France.
I fell in love with this collection at first look. The designs and prints are eyecatching and unique.
Leather shoes with Japanese stroke
Leather shoes with Japanese stroke includes four labels: Nao Yokoo, Quilp, ANYWHERE and SPINGLE. All 4 labels were part of Pitti Immagine Uomo 87 fashion fair.
Yosuke Aizawa for White Mountaineering Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
Today is the first day of Paris men's fashion week Fall-Winter 2015/2016, which is running in the French capital from January 21st to January 25th, 2015. And one of the first designers, who presented his latest collection was Yosuke Aizawa for White Mountaineering.
London Textile Fair 2015
On 14th and 15th January 2015, from 9am to 6pm, The London Textile Fair will showcase pre - collection Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 and Spring-Summer 2016 highlights.
Shakkei Spring/Summer 2015 “Trails”
Gabriel Baradee graduated from Japanese studies (Bachelor) in Vienna and Berlin and received his Diploma from ESMOD Berlin (Ecole Supérieure des Art et Techniques de la Mode). He could gain international experiences in London and Tokyo. Highlights of his career so far have been the establishment of his label by the “moving showroom” concept with fashion shows in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich (2009), the collaboration with Eva & Adele for the Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, and the “Best Newcomer Award 2012” of the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle. In January 2013 he showed his work at the lavera Showfloor during the Berlin Fashion Week. Since 2011 he annually presents his label at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week.
Japan: Made-to-measure and Made-to-order men's suits
Young Japanese tailors are meticulous in their work and attentive to customers' needs, so they're well-placed to win the hearts of their clientele.
'Begin × THE SUIT COMPANY' collaboration suit
'Begin × THE SUIT COMPANY' collaboration suit sales started on October 16, 2014 in the Suit Company stores in Japan. The suits are made from Italian fabrics of the brand Carlo Barbera.
Women's fashion: Sretsis Spring-Summer 2015 collection
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
Various Life by FACTOTUM for Spring-Summer 2015
The garments are a mixture of military aesthetics and tailored fits.
99%IS- Spring-Summer 2015 collection during the MBFWT
99%IS- offers elegant and street-style designs based on rock taste.
Menswear from Japan: Toga Virilis Spring-Summer 2015 collection
The main theme of Toga Virilis Spring-Summer 2015 collection is the American West.
Mr. Gentleman Spring-Summer 2015 collection
In the Spring-Summer 2015 collection techniques, material and colors are specific to certain geographical regions - From Italy, Mexico, France to New York.
Hope for Spring-Summer 2015 by Japanese designer Ritsuko Shirahama
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
HANAE MORI Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2015 S/S started from October 13th! There will be 48 brands participating in the fashion show and installation from the 13th through the 19th.
Fashion trends Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in textile and accessories at Milano Unica
The Italian Textiles Trade Show is showcasing the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 textile collections and accessories with the participation of 410 exhibitors, of which 74 from other European countries.
XIX edition of Milano Unica
The 19th edition of the Italian Textiles Trade Show Milano Unica will run from September 9-11 2014 at Fieramilanocity.
Taiwan Fashion Design Award opens up to foreign designers
This year for 27th time will be held Taiwanese most prestigious design contest for young fashion designers.
In 2013 'Taiwan Fashion Design Award' might be won by foreigner for the first time, because the organizer - Taiwan Textile Federation - is welcoming international designers to broaden competition's platform.
This year's contest has attracted more than 450 young fashion designers from seven countries (China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Swaziland and Hong Kong), compete in the preliminary round on 18 July 2013.
Only about 25% of the designers and brands showing at Paris Fashion Week are French
Taking a look at the schedule of designers and brands, presenting their collections at Paris Fashion Week, you can see that foreign names prevail. About 25% are the real French designers and brands, such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Agnes B. etc. There are many Italian and Belgian designers and fashion houses that show their collections in Paris and among the other presented countries are Great Britain, USA, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Brazil...
Prada presented a Japan-inspired Spring-Summer 2013 collection in Milan
The fashion brand Prada presented its Spring/Summer 2013 collection on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. It is a Japan-inspired apparel line with graphic flower motifs. Although many of the pieces, including satin kimono wraps, had been given names like Mikado, Prada said she hadn't realized just how Japanese-inspired the collection is until it was finished.
The collection includes skinny satin skirts, Origami folded satin tops, kimono wraps, tunic dresses, cycling shorts, boxy fur coats and Geisha style metallic zip-up socks.
Designer Orla Kiely creating second line for Uniqlo
Designer Orla Kiely has created a second high street collection for the Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo.
The designer will follow up her hugely successful debut for the Japanese chain - which mainly focused on T-shirts and sold out within four hours - with a line featuring dresses, shirts, hoodies and scarves.
Orla told vogue.co.uk: "After such a successful collection for spring/summer 2012, I was really happy to do another collection with Uniqlo...
A look to the East with Daphne's models
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
Victoria and Albert Museum presents Yohji Yamamoto exhibit
From 12 March - 10 July 2011, the V&A will present a retrospective of the work of visionary Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a visionary designer who has made a vital contribution to fashion, challenging traditional norms of clothing with his avant-garde style.
This is his first major solo show in the UK and is an installation-based retrospective showcasing over 80 women's and menswear garments.
Bloom and Theron have been announced as the new faces of Japanese fashion brand
Charlize Theron and Orlando Bloom have been announced as the new faces of Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo.
The Japanese fashion retailer has named the stars as the global brand ambassadors for its new 'Made For All' collection.
The pair will promote the company's new tagline, which focuses on its commitment to providing clothing for everyone, regardless of nationality, age, occupation or gender, with the new advertising campaign expected to be unveiled in the autumn.
Kawaii nail art from Japan
The Japanese culture is known for its uniqueness. There are some elements of the Japanese culture that are hard for others to absorb. One of these elements is the kawaii phenomenon.
Since the 1970s, cuteness, in Japanese kawaii (literally, "loveable" or "adorable") has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, nail art, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.
Japanese nail art is all about kawaii. The girlie cuteness of it is neither tacky or vampy – the nails are always sweet, cute and childish.
Markam Fashion in Tokyo, Japan
Markam Fashion presented the new Autumn/Winter 2009/10 collection in Tokyo, during the fashion design program WEAREUROPE. The European commission and the Delegation of the European commission in Japan organized the event. Among other 35 companies from EU, Markam was chosen to demonstrate the European fashion trends for the upcoming season.
Mrs. Helene Retsinis Stalsbo, Attaché Trade Section to the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan and Mr. Bernard Cendron, President of K.K.BCIL Japon, who visited the booth of Markam, underlined that the Bulgarian brand has a very good chance as a part of the European fashion, which is respected very much by the Japanese consumers. The most important advantage though is the indisputable quality of the product, the unique design, as well as the use of Italian and French textile.
"Triumph International" reveals "the trick of the Japanese woman"
The Japanese government has started a procedure for post privatization in the country and the worldwide underwear producer “Triumph International” has joined to this large initiative in way, which grasps the attention and burns up the imagination of many people.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT