TOKYO — Japan’s emerging design talents take to the runway today as Japan Fashion Week kicks off its five-day run through Friday.
This spring/summer schedule is a departure from seasons past on several levels. A handful of the city’s up-and-coming men’s designers are choosing to present their collections abroad or stage off-calendar events. What’s more, the show locations are disparate — a logistical hassle for back-to-back shows —and fewer brands are using the week’s official venue of Tokyo Midtown.
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