TOKYO — The cherry trees will soon blossom here, and so will fashion.
The sixth Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo will be held from today to March 16 with 45 brands, including 10 newcomers, showing their fall collections. Emerging brands include Ne-net, Somarta and h.Naoto, an iconic brand of Gothic, Lolita and punk design from Japan. And despite the weak dollar and the strong euro, there is expected to be a strong contingent of overseas buyers, according to the industry.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"