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In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

In Process by Hall Ohara Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

  Urban Cosmos. By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   IN-PROCESS by Hall Ohara  showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 with the usual edge that is expected fro graduates of Central Saint Martins. Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara that comprise the design team started hitting the catwalks with their debut Spring/Summer collection in 2006  winning...

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Haori di TiTi Spring/Summer 2015 at Tokyo Fashion Week

Haori de TiTi at Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Springtime Style. by: Hina P. Ansari   Yoichi Nagasawa has been in the Tokyo fashion scene since her debut collection STIL in 1991. Sine then she has launched various other off shoot brands with Haori de TiTi being established in 2014.  Her Spring/Summer 2014 palette consists of soft pastels, flowy silhouette with abstract structure akin...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Menswear FW 14 (Part 1)

L-R: Coté Mer; Patchy Cake Eater, Jotaro Saito & Kidill at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Fall/Winter 2014

Dress Code. By: Hina P. Ansari Every season Tokyo takes us on a fantastic fashionable journey through their runway presentations. In this two-parter coverage, we start with noting our favourite menswear designers that really caught our eye!    Jotaro Saito   We love seeing what designer Jotaro Saito...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tokyo’s Yasutoshi Ezumi

Yasotoshi Ezumi Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Hailing from Hiroshima, Japan, designer Yasutoshi Ezumi knew fashion was in his destiny. Looking towards the iconic works of Alexander McQueen as his inspiration when starting out, this Central St. Martins graduate, became an assistant working with McQueen. He continued to make his mark by honing his knitwear skills...

Global Designer Spotlight: DRESSEDUNDRESSED from Tokyo, Japan

DRESSEDUNDRESSED Fall/Winter 2013-14

    Inspiration redux.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the chief editor of Vogue Italia nominates your label for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize, you know are you doing something right.  That was the case of designer Mr. Kitazawa. Hailing from Aomori, in northern Japan he always had an eye for fashion....

Feature: Highlights From Tokyo Fashion Week (Part Two) F/W 2013-14

L-R: DressCamp; Kamishima Chinami; Gut's Dynamite Cabarets & The Dress & Co.

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Tokyo  presented their fantastic collections celebrating the Fall/Winter 2013-14 season. Here is a continuation of our coverage with the final roundup of designers who definitely caught our eye!     DressCamp   With designer Toshikazu Iwaya at the helm, DressCamp has been...

Feature: Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week (Part One) F/W 2013-14

L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Jotaro Saito & Motonari Ono

    We are halfway through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Tokyo and their Autumn/Winter 2013-14 presentations — here are designers that we need to talk about right now.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Dressed Undressed   When you are nominated to be a finalist for the prestigious international Woolmark prize by...

Global Designer Spotlight: RYNSHU from Tokyo, Japan

Designer Yamaji at his Rynshu Collection

      Legendary designer RYNSHU chats with us about his new fashion collaboration with Will.i.am.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the opportunity to interview iconic Japanese designer, Rynshu (born Masatomo Yamaji) came across my desk I leaped, jumped and hopped. This design stalwart who entered the fashion scene during the iconic...

On the streets of…Tokyo, Japan

She's cool. 'Nuff said.

        Rainbow Brights These Japanese stylistas still work their trademark style.   Location: Tokyo, Japan   Breakdown #1: She rocks the school uniform look brilliantly with layers of blue and beige combo and of course topped off with the great mesh baller cap. Look down. What’s that you see? Yeah that’s right,...

On the streets of…Osaka, Japan

Punk meets pink

    Cherry Blossom Chic I !  Fashionistas: Tis the season to break out the spring vibes and let your inner rainbow shine. It’s such a gorgeous way of bringing in the new season of rejuvenation, so we present to you our Cherry Blossom Global Street Style Edition!   Location: Osaka, Japan  ...

City Style Snapshot: Tokyo

Ginza district at night

      Black Leggings & The Culture of Kawaii By: Katherine Goulart Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan   Saturday morning, I walk from my small apartment to Yokosuka-Central Station, pale blue sky overhead, and sundry shades of gray around me—the buildings, the sidewalks, little Peugeot and Honda cars.   But the crowd around me array themselves in...