Put it down to the continued influence of Woody Allen-esque geekiness on Japanese fashion (“This magazine is for nerd only” declares the current issue of women’s monthly Cluél), but bookishness is the key element in a trio of new Tokyo concept stores and an emerging men’s label.
Brought to you by WGSN’s team of editors and correspondents around the globe, this month’s Top 10 list scoops the not-to-be-missed events from cities across the world.
To celebrate the summer solstice, the WGSN City by City team has kick-started a brand new blog feature – Picks Of the Month, highlighting the absolute not-to-miss events from around the world.
Node Uehara, opened at the end of May just outside Yoyogi Uehara station, is a dining-retail-residential-workspace development that perfectly distills its neighbourhood’s blend of upmarket refinement and artisanal earthiness.
Japan’s top model Sayoko Yamaguchi (1949-2007) embodied the mysterious beauty of the East when she blazed a new trail in the white-girl-dominated fashion stage in the 1970s.
Coastal town Kamakura in Japan has more recently become known for innovative concept openings and elevated independent boutiques.
Inspirational Japanese denim brand, Kapital celebrate the Sukura (Cherry Blossom) season with a very special series of events at their stores.