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.
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I Need, I Want, I Have to Have: Camper x Bernhard Willhelm Heels
I'm rarely in heels, and when I am, it's never for that long. Why? Well, I like being comfortable, and I can't be bothered to learn how to actually walk in the damn things. But there's always an exception, right? Like these Bernhard Willhelm pumps, created by the designer exclusively for Camper.
Karl Lagerfeld Goes to Japan, Makes Some Observations About Japanese People and Their 'Junk Food' Beauty
Karl Lagerfeld is in Japan this week to stage the Chanel spring couture show in Tokyo (no word on whether he'll reconstruct the airplane-cum-runway). He'll stay there for a few days for some other Chanel events during Tokyo fashion week and to support the country one year after the devastating tsunami. As usual, he had some funny things to say. At a party to celebrate the opening of "The Little Black Jacket" art exhibition, he told WWD, "This is a special homage for Japan because after what happened, I thought it was a nice thing to do for Japan," adding, “I think they survived it pretty well and did it with great style and as a country [others] could learn from them.” This was Lagerfeld's first visit to the country in eight years, and he had some observations about how he thinks the Japanese people have changed, thanks to, um, cake: