Saturday, 4 October 2014

Spring Summer Collection Yohji Yamamoto 2015

Inspired by super sexy lady, Yohji Yamamoto make his spring sumer collection into super delicious black invaders.

Yohji-san who well know with his simple looks but always look elegant with amazing cutting and layering, make me can't wait to meet 2015 and wearing it on summer days.

For more info about Yohji Yamamoto, please check this link: Yohji Yamamoto Official Site

photo source taken from created by Koji Shimamura.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Tokyo Camouflage by Haruka Matsubara

It turned out Haruka Matsubara is a graphic design student at Musashino Art University. If you read this blog, yup Tokyo Camouflage is her graduation project.

The best project was Tokyo Camouflage because it gave me the opportunity to think through the concept on my own for the first time, and also, I had the luxury of spending 1 year for concept development.

Theme on Tokyo is nothing new, and various professionals in various fields have already worked on it. So much information on Tokyo is available, and even if you don’t live here, you know Tokyo. But do we truly know Tokyo?

When you visit a country for the first time, you notice things that are overlooked by locals. This is because you see things with fresh eyes. The projects reflect that sense of newness, focusing on how to best showcase Tokyo with fresh perspectives.

Tokyo Camouflage – Asakusa/Tokyo
Tokyo Camouflage – Marunouchi/Tokyo
Tokyo Camouflage – Shinjuku/Tokyo
Tokyo Camouflage – Setagaya/Tokyo

For more info about Haruka Matsubara, you can visit to this link:

Haruka-san and her graduated exhibition

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Kedama Movement

For those who do not know what a Kendama is, here`s the official definition:
Kendama (けん玉, also written as 剣玉 and 拳玉) is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of a ken (sword) and tama (ball) connected by a string. The ken has three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball. – Wikipedia

AROUND THE WORLD “What the Dama!?"

Kendama is foremost a toy, but there is also a also more serious and competitive forms of Kendama play which is overseen by the Japan Kendama Association. This toy miraculously has started a life of its own abroad and became hugely popular in Western street culture. It has also triggered many tournaments around the globe with players getting serious about Kendama.

This is the name of a recent design competition and exhibition at USN Gallery in Tokyo which has spawned an interesting collection of funky Kendama designs.
Below we have selected a few of the Kendama competition entries which are quite marvellous to look at:  

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

MIKIO SAKABE - The Pastel Colours Designer

Born 1976 March 19th. Graduated from the Fashion Department, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. To propose and dispatch new gender from Tokyo to the World.

Sakabe’s women’s clothing line is best defined as a hybrid of different archetypes for women, combining the aspects of child-like doll clothing with different aspects of the modern business woman, traditional Japanese women’s clothing and a modern, streetwear inspired flair. Examples of his hybrids include the use of a denim miniskirt with a business suit jacket and a tie or the sleek, single color clothing of a modern doll with punk rock styled cuts. Other concepts such as rubberized boots and excess details on pockets and seems draw attention to otherwise simple, withdrawn clothing.

For more info about Mikio Sakabe, please visit this link: