42 posts tagged Japan in ALL BLOGS


Kiko x Opening Ceremony S/S 14: Denim Dream

Japanese Beauty Kiko Mizuhara has collaborated yet again with Opening Ceremony for S/S 14. We love Kiko Mizuhara; she has amazing style and is a real denim dream who's always rocking the best denim looks. Her collaboration with Opening Ceremony has been pretty successful over the last couple of seasons, especially the infamous Pizza pieces as sported by Beyoncé so we were excited ...
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Our 5 Favorite Japanese Street Style Tumblrs

When it comes to dressing up and embracing fashion trends with dizzying youthful abandon, Japanese kids seem to take it to a competitive level in their own pattern clashing, mix-and-matching, culture jamming style. The Youth Team shares 5 of the best Japanese street style blogs from this week's Japanese Street Style Tumblrs report on Stylesight.  1. Happytimefunblog focuses on all the colorful ...
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Contemporary Craft: Japanese Folk Art at the Pace Gallery in London

A fascinating exhibition, currently showing at the Pace Gallery in London, explores the historical Japanese folk craft movement, Mingei through a series of sculpture, painting, ceramic and textile works. “Dishonesty, depravity, and luxury - this is what Mingei objects must avoid at all costs; all that is natural, sincere, safe and simple – these are the characteristics of Mingei art.” - Sōetsu ...
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Friday love… Infinite Renew by Mariko Mori

Currently showing at Louis Vuitton’s Espace gallery in Tokyo, Japanese artist Mariko Mori's "Infinite Renew" installation explores themes of spirituality and existence through a series of beguiling and sculptural light works. Mori has created a total of eight works for the exhibition, including a piece entitled "Infinite Energy Triptych", that comprises three spiraling structures that extend from the floor to the ...
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We love… Made in England for Vauxhall

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, British car manufacturer, Vauxhall has enlisted super-stylist Katy England to create a short film exploring the influence of British youth culture and style on the automotive industry. Entitled Made in England, the film “celebrates British heritage”, and tells the dream-like story of a driver as he meanders through the countryside and city, meeting various groups of teenagers ...
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Stylesight Denim: Okayama & Kojima Travel Guide Just Released!

The Stylesight Denim Team is pretty excited to announce a brand new, first-of-its-kind, exclusive travel guide that went live on the site yesterday. It's been over two years since we first set off for the indigo Mecca of Okayama and it's neighboring town of Kojima, and became spellbound with the range of denim inspiration: its home to the legendary Betty ...
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What’s On: Tokyo Designers Week

During an inspiring trip to Tokyo this week, our Editor’s managed to stop by Tokyo Designers Week – Japan’s largest design and interiors event, held each year in Meiji Jingu Gaien Gardens, in the Shibuya area of the city. This year, the fair incorporated a lively program music and performance, as well as workshops and an awards show, making the 2013 ...
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Big John x Opening Ceremony Collaboration

While over in Tokyo, the denim team uncovered a new collaboration between Japan's Big John and US Opening Ceremony on an exclusive collection of denim goods. Long standing denim purveyor and original Japanese jeanswear brand Big John is usually associated with traditional workwear and archival goods so we were surprised to see its new collaboration with international retailer Opening  Ceremony on our trip ...
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Luxury Car: Thom Browne for Infiniti Q50 and Gilt

American fashion designer Thom Browne has turned his hand to automotive design, recently custom designing the Q50 model for Japanese car brand, Infiniti. The collaboration is in partnership with online luxury retailer, Gilt.com, and will see a limited number of the “luxury-class sedan” available for purchase via Gilt in December this year. The car itself features a mirrored-chrome exterior body, while the ...
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The New Uncanny Valley: Empathetic Robots

We have become increasingly intrigued by the growing relationship between humans and robots lately, as explored in our recent In The Air report, Robots: The New Uncanny Valley. The latest robot on the scene is the endearingly cute Kibo. Kibo was recently sent into orbit from Japan where he sent messages back from the international space station. Later this year he ...
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Quietude: Cloudscapes in Tokyo

Japanese practice, Tetsuo Kondo Architects recently created an indoor cloud at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. Housed inside a transparent cube structure, visitors were invited to enter through a small door and climb up into the cloud via a central staircase. The cloud effect was created when controlled amounts of hot and cold air were pumped into the cube, ...
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Kapital S/S 13 “Diamonds in the Rough” Catalogue

Enduringly eclectic, the S/S 13 Kapital catalogue “Diamonds in the Rough" presents the perfect combination of traditional Japanese fabrics, Americana classics and the eccentric layering the Japanese label is known for. Japan’s Kapital is well-known for quirky, globe-trotting influences. The three catalogues that are released each year are some of the most anticipated and collected releases, favored by loyal fans from all over the ...
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Toyo Ito awarded 2013 Pritzker Prize

Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize, announced last week that the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to Japanese architect, Toyo Ito. Toyo Ito and the TOD's Omotesando Building, Tokyo - 2002-2004 The 71 year old architect is actually the sixth Japanese Laureate of the prestigious award, following into the steps of  the late Kenzo ...
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Brand to Watch: Koromo Kyoto

As we blogged about the other day, the recent Rin Tinaka Inspiration show was its usual hotbed of denim talent; both emerging and established. Takana's show attracts some amazing international brands and he's always on the search for directional global brands to add to the line-up. One such name we discovered at the recent Long Beach show was Koromo Kyoto from ...
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2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto

The Serpentine Gallery in London has announced that award-winning architect Sou Fujimoto will design the 2013 edition of its annual Pavilion. At 41, Fujimoto is the youngest architect to accept the honor of designing the temporary Pavilion in Hyde Park, London. His project will consist of an ethereal web of 20mm steel poles creating a semi-transparent delicate structure where the surrounding ...
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