6 posts tagged "Japan Fashion Week"
The show must go on—even when the fashion show doesn’t. Following the earthquake and aftershocks in Sendai in March, administrators at Itochu Fashion Systems, which puts on Tokyo’s Japan Fashion Week, canceled the event. But that doesn’t mean the organization is abandoning its own. Many of the country’s biggest designers showed at follow-up presentations and press days (some brave ones even soldiered on despite the quake at their original scheduled times), and all of their photos are being archived at the JFW Web site, with more added by the day. The Fall ’11 collections, including those from Tokyo darling G.V.G.V. (above), elder statesman Keita Maruyama, menswear label Phenomenon, and more are all on view, alongside messages from the designers. “Japanese fashion is alive and ongoing, even in the [Fall 2011] season,” a spokesman for Itochu said. Here’s the proof.
Japan Fashion Week, which had been planned for March 21 to 25, has been canceled, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have struck the nation. [WWD]
Louis Vuitton is preparing to unveil its new “Double Exposure” campaign, where sitters are photographed using the mercurial collodion process, which requires them to hold a pose for 12 full seconds. Its first star is a woman more used to being on the other side of the camera: photographer/filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood (left). [;Vogue U.K.]
Speaking of campaign stars, Mugler’s got its first one, too: Much-tattooed Canadian Rick Genest (a.k.a. Zombie Boy), who stars in the label’s first men’s ads, shot by Mariano Vivanco and styled by creative director Nicola Formichetti. [Nicola Formichetti]
And Vena Cava’s fans can now get their VC fix faster: Design duo Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai have just debuted their e-commerce shop at VenaCava.com. [Vena Cava]
Fashion recluse Claude Montana returns—in print, at least. A new coffee-table book about the haute eighties designer (pictured, left, with haute eighties clothes hanger Cher) is due out in the U.S. next year. [WWD]
Japan fashion week kicks off in Tokyo today, but it’s not all sunny in the land of the rising sun: Some are already grumbling about disorganization, and several major brands have opted out of participating. [WWD]
Dolce & Gabbana favorite David Gandy may be a top male model, but apparently it hasn’t made him any more suave around the ladies—he says he’s still shy and awkward around girls. If only there were an iPhone app for that! [Vogue U.K.]
And Kim Kardashian, fresh from posing nude for W, vows she won’t pose nude again. We’ll believe it when we (don’t) see it. [Us Weekly via Gawker]
Dressing for success in the Working Girl sense of shoulder pads and bow blouses may have fallen out of favor. Power dressing, however, never really lost its cachet, according to G.V.G.V. designer MUG. Indeed, “power” was the first word that came to mind when describing her Spring 2009 collection, shown last night at the Altman Building. The designer presented alongside labels Matohu, Hidenobu Yasui, Tiny Dinosaur, and Ylang Ylang for Japan fashion week’s New York jaunt. Backstage post-show, MUG also revealed that her sharply tailored, body-con designs were an ode of sorts to the nineties as well as an homage to fave photographers Peter Lindbergh and Helmut Newton. Though we could totally imagine Linda, Naomi, et al. rocking G.V.G.V. back in the day, the label remains distinctly au courant, hence its presence at both the New York and L.A. branches of Opening Ceremony. Tokyo-based MUG’s first impression of the Howard Street store? “Amazing.” Through February 1, retail exhibitions featuring all of the labels shown will also be on display at Destination N.Y., Theory, Aloha Rag, and Tribeca Issey Miyake.