Japan Page 1
Karl Lagerfeld went to Japan this week for the first time in eight years to celebrate the opening of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibit in Aoyama. While there, Lagerfeld took the opportunity to share some of his thoughts on the country and its people with Women’s Wear Daily.
Who doesn’t love a good f*ckin’ sale?!
So here’s something we’re a touch confused about: Just a few days after it was reported that multiple fashion brands would be moving their employees out of distaster-stricken Tokyo, Rebecca Taylor announced that it will move forward with plans to open a store in the city’s Harajuku district.
This wasn’t just any week, this was our birthday week! Happy birthday to us! To celebrate, we bring you an all-important recap of the (birthday!) week that was featuring John Galliano, Kate Middleton, Tyra Banks and more. Yay birthday!
Japanese fashion companies based in Tokyo have largely moved their operations west to Osaka, farther away from the blackouts, limitation of resources and possible nuclear fallout caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region last week. The ones that haven’t moved are taking precautionary measures.
Four days after Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami, organizers have canceled the 12th annual Japan Fashion Week. The event was to feature 140 designers, with runway shows scheduled to begin on Monday.
People around the world have been awestruck by the destruction caused by earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, and since then there’s been an outpouring of support from charities and relief organizations all over the world. The fashion community is no different, and its members have taken to a variety of tactics to raise support, money and simple awareness about the overwhelming obstacles Japan now faces. Herein, a few examples of how people in fashion have been trying to help — and how you can help, too.
In the world of soccer, freedom is beautiful when it comes to hair maintenance — and we at Styleite have no choice but to rejoice. Hallelujah for groomed, chiseled men! Thanks to the poster boy of athletic finesse David Beckham, his trendy ‘dos — from white boy cornrows to a sweeping mullet, to even a sleazy slick-back — have opened a gate of opportunities for FIFA players around the world. Here are the men who are carrying the torch.
The inner lover of questionable fashion choices in us was pulling for Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyamto to come out of his sartorial scandal unscathed. But we definitely had less of a stake than the ladies at Vogue who spent big bucks to shoot a story on Miyuki Hatoyama, the PM’s wife, for their August issue.
Konnichiwa, Japan Fashion Week! Today marks the first day of the shortened four-day long Japanese Fashion Week. WWD tells us that there will be an estimated 40 runway shows this season with special attention being paid to men’s fashion and emerging designers. But whether or not the fresh fashion faces will bring buyers is still to be determined.