TGC is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Since TGC was started in 2005 (it is held twice a year), it has become a major fashion event that attracts over 23,000 women between 20 and 34 years old, and more media people than any other fashion show in Japan.
Three things make TGC especially different, it:
• shows regular Shibuya style fashion
• is open to the general public
• allows visitors to immediately purchase items on their mobile phones
The blend of famous magazine models showing off clothes on an enormous stage and displayed on huge screens to more than 23,000 fans with live music performances, is hypnotizing.
The organizers stress the everyday aspect of TGC fashion:
TGC spotlights the latest everyday fashions rather than the ‘clothing as art’ format of conventional catwalk shows. Moreover, the main target audience for TGC shows are not fashion industry professionals such as buyers and journalists, but regular female consumers.
This focus on real fashion, combined with the enormous media attention and the mobile e-commerce tie-in, makes that TGC is increasingly influencing what young Japanese women wear.
This year, TGC aims to multiply this effect by having the clothing appear in retail stores on the same day that it is showcased at TGC. People who can’t make it to the actual show won’t miss out. After they watch it on TV, they can immediately run off to their favorite stores to purchase the items. It is a marketer’s dream.
No wonder that the organizers make the following bold claim:
By this Spring/Summer, we expect this year’s hot seller will come from TGC.
- Another Edition
- BLESS TOKYO
- CECIL McBEE
- FREE’S MART
- JOURNAL STANDARD
- LIZ LISA
- N. Natural Beauty Basic
- 31 Sons de mode
Date and Time: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Venue Opens: 1.30 pm
Event Starts: 3.00 pm
Venue: YOKOHAMA ARENA
Address: 3-10, Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama
Reserved seats – 7,500 yen (tax incl.) / 1st floor and center area
Non-reserved seats – 5,500 yen (tax incl.) / 2nd floor and center area
Ticket sales started on February 6. We understand that all tickets have already been sold out… But just in case, hereby the sales outlets:
Kyodo Tokyo: +81-3-3498-9999
CN Playguide: +81-570-08-9999
TicketPia: +81-570-02-9999 P code: 616-547
LAWSON TICKET: +81-570-08-4003 L code: 30085
E-plus: http://eplus.jp/tgc/ (PC and Mobile)