I spent last week in Tokyo and Kyoto. While I was technically on a holiday, there’s so much fashion-related stuff going on that I couldn’t help but make a few observations. Click through to see what I saw. Or at least the filtered version.
The Americana trend may hang on for a while longer. At least that’s what outdoor brand Filson is hoping for. The company–which has benefited greatly from the popularity of heritage brands both Stateside and abroad–opened its first international store on March 8 in Osaka, Japan. The Japanese have a long-standing obsession with traditional American goods Read more →
I knew exactly who I wanted to interview for my first Life With column as I soon as I got the job here at Fashionista, my old friend Elizabeth Kiester (pictured here with one of her besties, Loven.) I’ve been very blessed in my 11 (gasp!) year career in this business to be able to Read more →
There has been a lot of debate among historians on whether or not the US bombing of Hiroshima was, in the long run, a necessity to end World War II, but there is no debate about how devastating the event and its aftereffects were. Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake grew up in Hiroshima and was Read more →
In the scorching summer months in New York City, going down to the subway can make you feel like a modern-day Dante, descending into the fiery and humid depths of hell. Sure, trains are now air conditioned, but who knows how long you’ll be pacing back and forth on that platform. Every summer I notice Read more →
“The company said it revises prices based on a policy ‘to offer its products at appropriate prices…’” – WWD, on Louis Vuitton’s reasoning for lowering prices in Japan by 7%, due to the country’s economic problems.
New York fashion insiders have a reliable stable of crushes: Alber Elbaz, the brilliant Lanvin designer who resembles a talking teddy bear; Kate Bosworth, the slightly too-thin but always charming actress (whom Vogue‚Äôs Sally Singer calls a ‚Äúmuse‚Äù), and Kate Lanphear, the spunky, punky Senior Fashion Editor at Elle, whose winning tough-girl outfits are the Read more →