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Loincloth makes comeback

The traditional Japanese loincloth, or fundoshi is making a comeback, writes the Japan Times today.

Nick: Export Fundoshi to America! You won’t go wrong.
juan: Hello, i like the japanese fashion style very much! Tanks for give me a view inside your culture.

Japan Fashion Week

Japan will start a Fashion Week to better compete with well-established fashion cities like New York, Paris and Milan.

Kjeld Duits: @Wolldecke: In Japan the Fashion Week is still growing in popularity. But in 2005 it started from quite a low level of awareness.
Wolldecke: I am a designer from Germany. We have been at the Berlin Fashion Week. It was nice but there were not a lot of visitors this year. How were the shows in Japan this year?
Luben Romanov: Hello, My business partner is Deborah Lindquist, pioneer in Eco fashion in the US. Deborah is well known for her high end cashmere apparel and her clothing lines are worn by variaty of A list celebrities. We are very interested in working with Japanese distributors. Any good ideas? Thank you, Luben Romanov

Japanese Grab for Masks

Paul delves into the trend of hiding behind masks

Kjeld Duits: I am sorry, Maria. I have no idea where the mask comes from…
maria vera: I have a small gift store in caracas , venezuela and I am interested in buying the mask printed in your article for my store, can you help me ? thanks maria
Karneval Masque: As a company dedicated to bringing the art of mask wearing front and center in the fashion world, I am excited to read your experience and opinions! – Nicole

50504-0790: Japanese Woman Wearing Mask

Shaved Eyebrows Banned

School bans four students with shaved eyebrows from opening day ceremony

Talia: Is it like…a status thing? I thought it was just fashionable. Some schools are just too strict…I like the subtle differences in people
Allie: I used to shave my eyebrows, but its only because I couldn’t afford to get them done properly. If the girls were smart they would just cut themselves a fringe to cover where you shaved your eyebrows. It worked for me. Except I looked retarted.
mmilk: stupid. crazy.


New book by Aoki: Fresh Fruits

Fresh Fruits, a new book by Japanese street fashion photographer Shoichi Aoki now on sale!

zazygems: Fresh Fruits ROCKS , doing a project on it at the mo , OUTTA THIS WORLD !!!! :P
Melissa: I love fruits! i spent hours @ the book store staring in awe at the colorful fashions. These books are great and im trying to recreate this fashion into my own life
Rachael Anderson: I have fresh Fruits book. I love it and would REALLY love the same fashion sense however in Belfast…You would i repeat WOULD get shot!!! :(

Exporting Japanese pop culture

At an intersection in the Orchard Road shopping district of Singapore, passers-by confront a giant billboard of the reigning pop diva of the day…

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