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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ethosens RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Ethosens RTW Fall 2017

Yui Hashimoto explored the concept of a time lag, which he expressed as uneven hems, mixed stripes, and slanted plackets.

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Sulvam RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Sulvam RTW Fall 2017

Teppei Fujita demonstrated both his creative chops and a keen business understanding with a technically strong yet deconstructed offering.

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Lithium RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Lithium RTW Fall 2017

Takeshi Hiramatsu wanted to get back to his brand’s roots by designing pieces that he described as “timeless” and “minimal.”

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Mint Designs RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Mint Designs RTW Fall 2017

Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi’s latest offering had a certain whimsical charm to it that was hard not to smile at.

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Murral RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Murral RTW Fall 2017

The design duo showed a series of girly looks in mixed prints, tempered by subtle edgy details.

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Akiko Aoki RTW fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Akiko Aoki RTW Fall 2017

The designer broke down elements of classic garments and then recombined them in intriguing ways.

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1 Piu 1 Uguale 3 RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

1 Piu 1 Uguale 3 RTW Fall 2017

Rich textures and hues worked together to create a luxe ski-resort vibe, but the collection desperately needed a strong edit.

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