VISVIM 2013 Spring/Summer “Dissertation on Symbolism and our Prayer flag” Lookbook


Visvim, as one of the most-wanted Japanese brand, has presented its 2013 spring/summer lookbook, titled “Dissertation on Symbolism and our Prayer flag”, a little while ago. For this collection, Hiroki Nakamura, continue to play with the Traditional Americana – vintage flag prints, plaid shirts, denim jackets, moccasin inspired footwear – and heritage Japanese garments. Through the lookbook, we can see Hiroki Nakamura’s vision and passion for fashion and travels. The lookbook, also gives us the message and the general look of this season, rather than a picture of single piece of items. For this season, we can see Ethic influence greatly in each outfit, along with lots of details and natural colours. For the footwear, Visvim presents its footwear in a new colourways and materials with updated iterations of the SKAGWAY, PATRICIAN WT HI-FOLK and Skynard Ring Moccasin-Folk.

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NEIGHBORHOOD 2013 Spring/Summer Lookbook


Neighborhood, one of the Japan’s biggest and most wanted street wear brand, has launched its 2013 Spring / Summer collection. For this spring / summer, as usual, Shinsuke Takizawa, designer of Neighborhood, continue to play with his favourite theme, which is Vintage American Biker. The Vintage American Biker image along with Native American image are really vibrant in most of the pieces and in the photos for the lookbook as well for this collection. Amazing jackets, shirts, shorts, and denim pieces are the things that you can find for this season. Neighborhood also added some new accessories, such as helmet and porcelain incense stand, along with the usual line-up of beanie, caps, scarves, and sunglasses. For the footwear, Neighborhood presents a range of boots and some of the sneakers.

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Yokohama – The Seaside Town as the Precise Embodiment of Pleasantville – Part 1


One of the things that make Japan will never run out of visitors to come is because Japan doesn’t only have Tokyo to offer to the visitors. Though I must agree that Tokyo is the most popular destination in there, beside Osaka and Kyoto, it doesn’t make that Japan only has those three cities to compete with the other country in terms of tourism. If last week I decided to cover Fukuoka, a beautiful city located on Kyushu Island, today I’m going back to the main island, which is Honshu Island, to cover a pleasant city that will make you start to like that city as soon as you arrive there because of the relaxed and the serene atmosphere inside that city. The city that I’m talking about is Yokohama, the seaside city where “harbour of the future” lies inside there. Continue reading

Hirofumi Kiyonaga – The Football Avid Designer Behind the Success of SOPHNET.


Nowadays, there are plenty of cool Japanese street wear brands offering a broad range of clothes from lots of different styles. Among the crowd of the Japanese street wear brands, there are some of the brands that are really stand-out from the other brands. One of the best example is SOPHNET., a casual street wear brand that was born from the creative hands of Hirofumi Kiyonaga. For more than ten years, SOPHNET. has been showing the Japanese, and even global, fashionistas with lots of cool authentic stuffs, range from shirts, T-shirts, jeans, pants, socks, hats, and outwears. Today, we’ll find out more about who are Hirofumi Kiyonaga, the man behind the success of SOPHNET., along with his two other labels, which are F.C.R.B. and Uniform Experiment.

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Fukuoka – A Two Face City for a Break from the Busy Cities to the North


I have to agree that most of the beautiful and amazing cities in Japan are located on their largest island, which is Honshu Island, where Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are located. However, it doesn’t mean that the cities located on smaller islands around Honshu Island are less appealing compared to the cities on the mainland. One of the proofs for my sentence could be found in Fukuoka, which is a city of 1.5 million citizen that was as one of the most liveable city on earth. Great views, relaxing atmosphere, and rich in culture, Fukuoka is the place for those who wants to take a break from the fast-paced cities to the north. Continue reading

Shinsuke Takizawa – A Distinguished Designer With The Biker’s Spirit


When it comes to male designers, most of the times maybe we think of a guy who is kind of feminine who is able to make such good clothes. However, what is your opinion about the picture of a guy above here? Does he look feminine? I guess, for everyone who has a pair of good eyes would not say that he does, but yeah, he is a designer! His name is Shinsuke Takizawa and he is the main inspiration behind the famous Japanese street wear brand, Neighborhood. The good thing is today, I’m going to cover this cool designer who looks more like a biker and of course with his clothing brand as well, such as Neighborhood and Luker! Here we go! Continue reading

Top 10 Tokyo Winter Trends!!!


As one of the major fashion cities in the world, Tokyo always create lots of new trends in the fashion world. Moreover, Tokyo is like the other major fashion cities in the world, has four seasons. Therefore, Tokyo is always producing newer and newer trends in each of the season. Now, we’re still in February which mean that Japan (including Tokyo of course) still in the winter season.  Recently, one of the greatest fashion magazines in Japan, Cool Trans, took some snap shot of the Tokyo people on the street and they also categorize what are the this year winter trends. That’s why in this article I’m going to post about what are the top 10 trends in Tokyo this winter based from the ranking that was made by Cool Trans magazine. It’s not the Tokyo people if they were not looked good even in the cold winter time, so let’s take a look on how the Tokyoites look like in this winter!

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