TOKYO — Japan Fashion Week showcased just about every runway antic imaginable — from bunny masks to models in coffins and even drag queens in bouffant hairdos. But thankfully the fall shows also offered some wearable and original clothes, particularly those featuring fine tailoring, innovative fabrics and fresh takes on Asian themes.
The sixth edition of JFW, which wrapped up March 15, attracted 19,100 visitors, 1,000 more than last season. Organizers are eager to boost the international profile of the event, but it remains a predominantly Japanese affair. Although there were 201 journalists from foreign magazines and news organizations, only 41 foreign buyers came to JFW, held at the Tokyo Midtown mall and surrounding areas.
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