Objetstandard Turn up the Heat

Oct 31 2005: Cult movie “Secretary” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal obviously inspired today’s Objetstandard show for Japan Fashion Week. Takeshi Mori, brainchild behind this label, displayed a strict, sophisticated modern look for today’s urban women.

mintdesigns Kicks Off Japan Fashion Week

Oct 31 2005: mintdesigns opened Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo with a slightly Victorian-inspired summer collection

Great Tokyo shops for used clothing

Aug 30 2005: A list of great shops for used clothing in Tokyo

Kjeld Duits: @Avery Brooks: None of the above shops, nor any that I personally know, carry clothes from the 1940s/50s. Used clothes in these shops are at the very oldest from the 1970s, but usually far more recent.
Avery Brooks: What prices should one expect for 40’s/50’s mens pants, suits, hats, ties shoes in Tokyo vintage (used) clothing shops? I collect and may be there in several months on other business.
Kjeld Duits: @AZ: Sorry that I wasn’t much help. Enjoy your visits to Koenji, Nakano Broadway, Musashino and Kichijoj!


Loincloth makes comeback

Jun 04 2005: 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

May 31 2005: 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

May 17 2005: 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

May 16 2005: 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

Mar 29 2005: 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!!! :(
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