Iliad Disappoints

Nov 03 2005: We expected sophisticated and poetic menswear; we received an – at best – mediocre streetwear collection that we could have seen on London housing estate or Glasgow high street

joe shmo: Is Illiad a top brand in Japan? Well, they got their ass kicked by this reporter.

Hiroko Koshino and her African Dream

Nov 03 2005: The Grand Dame of Japanese Fashion, Hiroko Koshino, gave nothing short of a masterclass in this astonishing collection for Tokyo Collection Week. A huge crowd gathered inside and outside of the tent erected in Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Gaien.

HISUI Spring/Summer 2006 - Muted Display

Nov 02 2005: In an unremarkable mid-morning production Hiroko Ito’s Hisui presented its Spring/Summer collection

DRESSCAMP Spring/Summer 2006 - Hottest Ticket in Town

Nov 02 2005: Rip up the rule books and move aside for the new enfant terrible of Japanese Fashion. Toshikazu Iwaya and his DRESSCAMP label exploded onto this year’s Tokyo Collection

Kjeld Duits: Paul tells it well. This was great fun. I should have the photographs up soon!

Gardé Collective

Nov 01 2005: Kikuko Maki’s Gardé Collective collection was the fashion equivalent of watching the seasons change. A full spectrum of colors and moods matched the temperament of the creations displayed.

Mode Acoté collection

Nov 01 2005: At the end of the first day of Japan Fashion Week, Minoru Adachi’s Mode Acoté label served up a party atmosphere with party designs. This collection entitled “Innocent” showed two sides of the versatile designer.

Sunao Kuwahara Spring/Summer 2006 - Dangerous Liaisons

Oct 31 2005: Sunao Kuwahara created an extraordinary collection which appeared inspired by a Gallic mix of Dangerous Liaisons, French royal courts and modern textiles

A.D.'s Summer of Love

Oct 31 2005: Hideo Nishimura’s A.D. label (previously ANNODOMINI) showed its summer collection in a small confined space in Tokyo’s Harajuku

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