Tinted with a touch of the retro boudoir and reimagined through an anime lens, there is an overt sexualization of youth that would make the previous generation of Lolita fashion aficionados blush. If you can’t quite imagine the look, a trip to Harajuku and the VeryBrain popup shop in LaForet Harajuku, which will be there until the 22nd.
Renowned artist and one of Vogue Japan’s 2012 Women of the Year, Asami Kiyokawa is back on the radar with a high-profile exhibition in collaboration with Tokyo street-fashion bible FRUiTS magazine for its "Tokyo Monsters" magazine.
Uniqlo's continues last year’s partnership with the French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange. The early spring collection comprises feminine Paris-chic designs, such as pink retro tennis looks and a safari-inspired line. If history is anything to go by, this whole line will sell out quickly, and while roll out to physical stores starts Jan. 8, the preview online sales that end Dec. 20 have already started.
ulia burst on the scene as an underground electro DJ in her teens, quickly rising in the echelons of music to become one of Japan’s most famous DJs today. She started out in the fashion world early, designing accessories for her brand Giza, before being tapped to head campaigns for the likes of Cartier and H&M. “Growing Pains” is now available at the Cannabis boutique in Tokyo.