Fashion

One If by Land

clock July 21, 2017Mayte Allende

Business

Vuitton Answers Call of China’s Digital Market With Own Site

clock July 21, 2017Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Beauty's Newest Foe: Blue Light

clock July 21, 2017Rachel Strugatz and Allison Collins

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Models in the eight Dior couture looks Maria Grazia Chiuri designed specifically for the Tokyo show.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Fetes Tokyo Boutique With Couture Show and Men’s Presentation

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Kris Van Assche put on two very different events to emphasize the strength of the brand’s relationship with Japan.

clock April 19, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The exterior of the new Dior flagship in Tokyo's Ginza Six development.

Retail

Dior Plans Two Shows to Mark Its Largest Boutique in Japan

The house will stage both a couture show and a men’s show in Tokyo on Wednesday.

clock April 18, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The Ginza Six luxury mixed-use complex in Tokyo

Real Estate

Massive Luxury Retail Complex Set to Open in Tokyo’s Ginza District

With 241 stores, Ginza Six will be the largest mixed-use retail development in one of Tokyo’s most expensive neighborhoods.

clock April 14, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A Uniqlo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Financial

Fast Retailing’s Profit More Than Doubles in First Half

Higher revenues, controlled discounting and a large foreign exchange gain boosted the company’s bottom line.

clock April 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Backstage at Jil Sander RTW Fall 2017

Retail

Onward Holdings’ Net Profit Grows 10.9%

The company is making organizational changes to focus on high-profitability projects, such as e-commerce.

clock April 7, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Times Square in Tokyo

Retail

Takashimaya’s Full-Year Net Profit Falls 12.4%

The department store operator said the drop resulted from high comparatives from an extraordinary gain last year.

clock April 7, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Textiles

Japan’s Most High-end Silk Fabric Struggles Against Extinction

The government is facilitating efforts to get designers such as Yohji Yamamoto to use the textile, which dates back at least 1,300 years.

clock April 5, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Retail

Japan’s Retailers See Uneven Sales in March

Department store sales were bolstered by tax-free sales, while cold weather negatively affected low-priced retailers.

clock April 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Skin Care

L’Officine Universelle Buly Opens in Tokyo

The store marks the French perfume and skin-care brand’s first entry into the Japanese market.

clock March 31, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Fashion Scoops

Kenzo Takada Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Fashion Editors’ Club of Japan also granted Facetasm’s Hiromichi Ochiai the designer of the year prize.

clock March 31, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Akiko Aoki RTW fall 2017

Ready To Wear

Tokyo Fashion Week Gets a Renewed Energy

New brands and a wider variety of events helped to generate excitement, but the challenge to translate that into business remains.

clock March 27, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Fashion Show Reviews

Acuod by Chanu RTW Fall 2017

Lee turned out a series of black-and-white, zipper-embellished jackets and sweatshirts for men and women, but the offering lacked variety.

clock March 27, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Chika Kisada RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Chika Kisada RTW Fall 2017

Inspired by dance and music, the designer crafted looks that exemplified a modern notion of femininity.

clock March 27, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Bed JW Ford RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Bed J.W. Ford RTW Fall 2017

The designer created a softer, more feminine version of men’s tailoring in mostly muted, solid colors.

clock March 26, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Doublet RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Doublet RTW Fall 2017

For his first runway collection the designer drew inspiration from Nineties themes such as grunge and raves, with a healthy dose of irony.

clock March 26, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Plus-Size Retailer Torrid to Showcase at New York Fashion Week

clock July 21, 2017Lisa Lockwood

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