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Misa Harada: HATS OFF! 「ミサハラダ HATS OFF! ポーラミュージアム アネックス/ 銀座」

Misa Harada  is a Japanese milliner graduated from the Royal College of Art (London, UK). After her solo debut in 1998, her women’s collection captured the fashion scene in Paris Fashion Week and since then she has been designing the most beautiful hats both for couture and commercial ranges. Celebrating Harada’s career of more than 20 years, you can have a look at her amazing designs at “Hats Off!” exhibition at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza. Harada’s hats and headpieces are elegant, quirky, edgy and whimsical altogether. Many of her designs are asymmetrical and incorporate her trademark trimmings of velvet, leather, feathers, crystal, buckles and prints to name but a few. Harada is well-known for her use of luxury fabrics and a unique craftsmanship showing off her millinery techniques.  A corner of the gallery mocks her studio and displays her milliner tools, sketches and portfolio. Harada has collaborated with international designers as Thierry Mugler, Yohji Yamamoto, Hermes and Missoni and have received commissions from royalty and some of the world’s best-known celebrities (when Queen Elizabeth celebrated her golden jubilee in 2002, she chose a hat by Harada). Her collections are often featured …

Tokyo Design Week 2015: Fashion Design 「東京デザイナーズウィーク 2015 / ファッションデザイナー」

Tokyo Design Week celebrates their 30th anniversary promoting and exhibiting some of the world’s best design works. Every year, more than 100,000 visitors visit this event at Meiji-Jingu Gaien and indulge in good design. Merging architecture, interior design, product design, and graphic design, the theme for this year is “interactive”, and the works have been divided into 4 categories: design, art, fashion, and music. There’s also a number of robot-related events featured in the “Super Robot Exhibition”, “100 Creators Exhibition”, for the aspiring amateurs showing off their skills, “Asia Awards” for young creators , “CREEMA” the hand-made market and Team Lab Island, where adults and children can explore art and have fun together. Here’s my selection for Fashion Design. “Primitive Future” by Satoru Sasaki.  This designer finds his inspiration in Africa and Ebola Virus, transferring the texture Ebola virus inflicts on human flesh onto his avant-garde garments. He says “Expressing the new world by combining the developing and urbanising city and ethnic culture based on the literature saying Africa is going to the largest city in the world”. The ability of transforming the ugly into beautiful. Miyazaki Yasukushi a student from Musashino …

FASHION NIGHT OUT 2015 *ONE「ファッションズ・ナイト・アウト」

FNO was an amazing event in town where Tokyoites demonstrated once again their effortless styles that range from the classic to the decidedly more offbeat, with plenty of ground in between. Take a look at the best looks spotted around and about in Fashion’s Night Out 2015.         All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you! 私のブログのためにポーズをとってくれてありがとう!    

FASHION NIGHT OUT 2015 *TWO「ファッションズ・ナイト・アウト」

Thousands of shoppers joined #FNO to celebrate the street’s exciting mix of designer and high-street brands.  Omotesando, Aoyama & Harajuku hosted once again #FNO. Tokyo fav brands, luxury brands, the trendiest boutiques and a whole host of bars and restaurants joined in an evening of fashion and fun.   #FNO 2015,  a celebration of fashion and style! All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you! 私のブログのためにポーズをとってくれてありがとう!

Iris Van Herpen “Conception into Cyberspace” 「イリス・ヴァン・ヘルぺン in 西武渋谷店」

Seibu Shibuya has re-opened after a full-scale remodelling and to celebrate the new looks, the Seibu Museum held a wonderful exhibition by Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen. Van Herpen studied Fashion Design in The Netherlands and interned at Alexander McQueen in London.  In 2007, she started her own label. Van Herpen’s designs have always found a source of inspiration in other art forms.  After feeling a bit limited by fabric, she started experimenting with other materials that could allow her to build, construct and sculpt her designs. It is not surprising that the word “sculptural” is often used to describe her works.  But these are wearable sculptures that allowed the body to move, adjust and adapt therefore creating new forms. Van Herpen worked with Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana and had 3D printed crystals sprouting from the soles of his signature heelless platform shoes     I’d like to thank Seibu Museum for allowing visitors to take photographs of this amazing exhibition ありがとうございます!! Seibu Shibuya: 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Closest Station: Shibuya (3 minutes walk from Hachiko Exit of JR Shibuya Station) –  This …