Twice a year the lingerie maker Triumph International announces a "concept bra" inspired by trends in the Japanese zeitgeist. By turns amusing and innovative, past bras include one based on ...
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In Tokyo, white button-down shirts are about as ubiquitous as the poorly concealed nipples underneath, and, according to a 2013 survey, most folks do not welcome the sight. One might suggest simply ...
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Ever wondered how quickly junior high school fashion changes in Japan? Look back over the shifts in junior high school (known as "JK" in Japanese) fads from 2016 to 2015, 2008, 2000, 1995, 1980 ...
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Triumph's latest "zeitgeist bra" is the "First Woman Bra", which is inspired by freestyle wrestler Kaori Icho and politician Yuriko Koike, who this year became, respectively, the first female athlete ...
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Apparel brand Beams has produced a music video charting 40 years of Tokyo fashion and music culture. Forming one part of the Beams 40th anniversary project, Tokyo Culture Story, the video ...
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A ring made from a voice. That's what Encode Ring is proposing. With this new service you can get a ring designed with a bespoke visualization of a voice. A 3-second voice message is recorded and ...
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A new suit shop opens October 1st in Aoyama, offering bespoke clothing that can be ordered and customized from your phone. The oddly named Difference has created its own phone app in order to realize ...
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The first Muslim fashion show will held in Japan in November as part of Hala Expo Japan 2016. Organized in partnership with the Malaysia-based Moslema In Style, Tokyo Modest Fashion Show will take ...
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The Japanese fashion magazine industry continues to suffer. After the closure of prominent gyaru culture titles Koakuma Ageha, egg and Happie Nuts, another major magazine is closing down. The ...
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Japanese fashion brand Trove has created a series of what it calls Wa-Robe items ("wa" meaning Japanese). The most exciting of these are three Star Wars Hanten, coming in designs featuring Master ...
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One of the things we enjoy doing at Japan Trends is not only observing actual news and trends, but also how trends are reported and generated by the media, both Japanese and international. What is ...
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Celebrating 45 years of the work of fashion designer, the rather too obviously titled "Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey" at the National Art Center, Tokyo runs until June ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
In 2014, many noted the death of gyaru culture as two of the prominent hostess and gyaru fashion magazines -- Koakuma Ageha and egg -- closed down. Then in 2015, something seemed to give and there ...
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Musician and fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara opened a new concept store, The Park-Ing Ginza, in an underground parking lot on March 24th. The parking lot is located underneath the Sony Building at ...
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Half British, half Japanese. That alone would set Hana Tajima apart from most, but she is also a Muslim convert (at the age of 17) and a fashion designer and blogger. Tajima has teamed up fast ...
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