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See Tokyo Style Minus Jet Lag And Melancholy Displacement

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If you’re like me, you get jealous every time one of your friends (and especially your frenemies) say they’re going to Tokyo. After all, it’s home to some of the world’s most fanatical fashion connoisseurs and a breeding ground for avant-garde design talents. (The Kawakubo stable is clearly just the tip of the iceberg.) Well, now you can do more than just sit at home and flip through a copy of Fruits to get your fill of Nippon chic. Japan Fashion Week is bringing 13 designers to New York for a group show on January 27. Among them are G.V.G.V., a label (pictured here) that’s available at Opening Ceremony and whose one-named designer, Mug, will be flying over for the event, and Ylang Ylang, designed by Ryunosuke Aoyagi and sold at Aloha Rag. After Tuesday night’s show, the various looks will go on display (and a few on sale) at boutiques in various downtown locations: Destination, Issey Miyake, Theory, and Aloha Rag until February 1.

Photo: Courtesy of Japan Fashion Week

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    But the real question is… Will style.com have the pictures?

  2. Valerio says:

    Meenal, Japanese but in fact Asian designers brings to the world amazing collections. I like them, but I wonder why they very often use Western models? European or Americans it doesn’t matter. Why not use models of the continent in which they life? Is it because we (but also the Asian) people think that western models do better? Okay maybe they are thinner and have the right height, but it’s just the exotic expression who can make the difference which can decide shall I buy this or not (or even do I like it or not) the overwhelming amount of European models on the catwalk/runway is nowadays a little boring. I blame the agencies for that AND the designers, and I’m sure you know why. Give fashion the look of the modern world and use every colored model you can get, if they are capable of doing the job. It makes your fashion show more worth then the designers ever knew. Now with this crisis it will be difficult, but despite that a lot of designers wont show in NYC, Paris or Milan they can give it a try. It could be the reborn of a brand/label.

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    i like the shoess ..;wow .. but whats going on with the dress !

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