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3.1 designer Phillip Lim hosted a cocktail party at his flagship store in the neighborhood of Aoyama on Friday evening. The party also doubled as a means to cast the remaining models for his upcoming worldwide ad campaign/short film, featuring model and actress Kiko Mizuhara.
We realize that most smart fashion magazines want to do everything they can to capture the spirit of the moment, but how should they approach moments that are more terrifying than stylish? We ask because this week, T, The New York Times Style Magazine, just put up a series of street style photos from the revolution in Cairo, the earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo, and the recent riots in London.
Come November, Japan is going to be overflowing with Vogue editors. Anna Wintour and her counterparts at several international editions of the magazine are headed to Tokyo for its edition of Fashion’s Night Out.
Maybe it wasn’t too soon for Rebecca Taylor to open a store in Tokyo after all. Fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Forever 21 cautiously reopened their doors in Tokyo on Tuesday, while employees at H&M moved back to the capital city from Osaka. Slowly but surely, the city’s retail scene seems to be getting back to normal. And while brands are keeping an eye on their employees’ safety, they’re ever mindful that the earthquake and tsunami of two weeks ago will impact their bottom line.
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.