TOKYO — Yuichi Yoshii, one of Japan’s most influential retail figures, is bringing a bit of the country’s cool, eclectic fashion to the Pitti Immagine Uomo show in Florence, which begins today.
“Tokyo Fashion Week in Italy,” a Japanese government–sponsored initiative, will showcase the work of some 20 designers, most of whom are gaining traction in their native Japan but have relatively little international presence. Mastermind Japan enjoys fairly strong name recognition abroad but that is not the case for the other participating labels, which include Phenomenon, Facetasm, Discovered, Whiz Limited, Swagger, .efiLevol, Vainl Archive and Ambush.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)