Koché has made a much-lauded return to Tokyo Fashion Week, hosting a show full of winks to Japanese pop culture, including a series of Pikachu looks, the result of a collaboration with the Pokémon mascot's upcoming film.
Tokyo Fashion Week, kicking off on Monday, has long been considered an incubator for emerging local designers. But now the week is transforming into a platform providing increased industry and commercial visibility.
After a month dedicated to the four major fashion weeks, Lisbon will host ModaLisboa from 8 to 10 March. The event, which will explore new locations in the city, will feature up to 32 collections and 21 runway shows.
Two young Japanese brands, Mame and Auralee, showcased their designs at Paris Fashion Week this season. Both designers used Japanese materials and expressed their world view based on mindful production.
A return to the roots, though those of Sarah Burton and not Alexander McQueen, in an outstanding collection from the designer, with a sumptuous assemblage of tailoring, fantasy, couture, tough chic and a bit of magic.