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  suzuki takayuki
Creating sensitive vigilant clothes with the concept of "time and harmony" is to bring out the essential beauty that women have.
  DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2008
Autumn is a season in which creators from various industries such as architecture, textiles, fashion and art gather in Tokyo to showcase their latest projects and ideas to the rest of the design community and beyond.
Roppongi's Tokyo Midtown alone housed The Good Design Awards, Design Touch and DesignTide Tokyo events, arguably warranting calls for Tokyo's tallest building, the Midtown Tower to be more aptly renamed Design Tower.
  Japan Fashion Week | Tokyo Collection 2009 Spring/Summer
 
  RinpaEshidan
A virtue of the young, their sensibilities were open to influences from many pioneering forces including time-lapse which, although no longer a cutting edge filming technique, overflows with originality through their refreshing manipulation of it.
  Untitled Musings of A Japan/New York Transplant
Obviously, this is not a political site. This is not a culture awareness, or social commentary site. It's a fashion site. But every once in a while, it is interesting-and worth the time-to sit back and observe the different driving forces behind what we buy, when we buy, where we buy, and how that will all inevitably change.
  PLEIN
As we talk about the booming international interest in Japanese street fashion, Moriya fondly recalls with first-hand experience the almost mythical days of Urahara, whilst I steal furtive glances at the denims hanging beside me. They're really quite beautiful.
  Vinyl
Ann has her own goals.
Letting be known clothes she created to everyone. Chatting with customers in her shop. Looking around (and she has sharp eye for all sorts of little curious things). Enjoying life as it is. Doing things that she likes.
  "Made in Kojima"
Wherever I go, my eyes are met by a continuous stream of telegraph poles, nationally standardised guardrails and the same indistinct rows of housing.
A mundane truth. Occasionally though, the essence of an unfamiliar landscape forces itself lucidly to the surface, yet ultimately it's swallowed up into the framework of the ordinary.
  Toko.Egawa
As I walked up the stairs, retreating from the outside view of Bryant Park on the cold Spring day, I wondered what I was doing there. Of course, there was the obvious. I was going to see art. And the not-so-obvious, I was going to interview Toko Egawa.
  bortsprungt
What do you miss in Tokyo?
Is there anything you can't find in the City which never sleeps, never stops and never regrets about things left behind?
Maybe miracles or animals? Or opportunity to express your compassion and don't feel embarrassed or somehow used?
  Sise 2008 autumn/winter collection
  mista mista
Something new was born here in Tokyo. Its called "Soft Machine" - the latest fashion collection of intriguing designer Mista Mista.
  Yumiko Maki
"My basic work is to make the design first. Then make the pattern...get the materials, like leathers and fabrics. I always go to the fashion district and purchase fabrics and hardware, then start sowing. Or sometimes I completely change it."
  WHITE
In the first week of March, these two giants of the Japanese fashion world joined together and the White Creators Exhibition was born. Japan-Fashion was invited to report on the event and introduce to you the designers and brands that had gathered to showcase their latest work.
  color tights
Every bit through mid autumn and continuing well into spring, flirty and expressively tinted tights in Tokyo are paramount. And though tights in bold pigments are nothing new in the fashion game and few dare to flair it to their wardrobes, in Tokyo it is a distinct and palpable fashion staple for the colder months.
  GAMARJOBAT
An ordinary day in Fall. A dull breeze held my tired outfit by the lapels as I stood waiting opposite a cheap diner on the bustling Jingumae intersection. On an enormous plasma screen above, I could see "them" giving a public performance from an evening just a week earlier.
  char's
At least not at first. But the endearing, down-to-earth nature of Char Akiyama's pieces (no doubt coming from the laidback ambience of Japan's northernmost area) are what wins you over.
  Omotesando Hills
Stroll along an upscale avenue resembling a Mecca for spendthrift's who hunger for constant fashion evolvement, gaze upon the contemporary facades and sense the ambience of an elegant and trendy, Omotesando Hills - the Champs Elysees of Tokyo.
  THE EROTIC CITY
Cosmic diamonds reappeared in the canvas above and summoned me to a place where drunken friends leapt as one from ancient bridges and young love scattered stones at my window. My very own Erotic City.
  vivcore
For a crash-course in wearing gothi-loli before you click over to Amazon, go to Candy Violet's website. With two ways to go above and beyond dress-up, Vivcore interprets Japanese street through an interesting lens.

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