Gwen Stefani gave Tokyo Fashion Week a rare jolt of international star power on Monday. As reported, the No Doubt singer is in town thanks to her promotional deal with MasterCard Japan and she will play a private concert Wednesday on an island of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. Stefani sat in the front row at the Keita Maruyama show sporting a black shorts and bustier combo and a shrug made of pink and purple faux flowers. Shortly before the house went dark, she jumped up from her seat to snap a photo of the photographer pit.
Speaking to a massive press scrum after the show, the singer gushed over the fact she was able to attend the city’s fashion week.
“I never even thought I would be able to come to fashion week Tokyo. I mean it just seems so far and such a big deal,” she said, adding that she was looking forward to doing some shopping in Harajuku, the very same neighborhood that has inspired many of her acts, her personal style and the name of her own fashion line.
“I’m such a huge fan of Japan, and of fashion, and of this guy,” she said, gesturing to Maruyama. “So I just feel like I’m in a dream right now.”
As for Maruyama’s collection, which featured a hodgepodge of colorful prints, Chinese pajamas and ladylike skirt suits, Stefani had the accolades ready. “For me, it had everything Japanese that I love.…I’m like, wow, he’s thinking outside of the box and he thinks in a different way and I love that.”