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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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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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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Daikanyama – Stylistic, Cozy, and Serene Neighbour of Shibuya

Sarugaku, Daikanyama

During my trip to Tokyo, there are some areas that I really love, such as Shibuya, Harajuku, Ueno, and Daikanyama. I guess for the first three areas, Shibuya, Harajuku, and Ueno, most of you have known exactly about what are the things inside those areas and why those areas are famous, however, I think not a lot of people really have idea about what and where Daikanyama is. As one of the areas that caught my heart, Daikanyama is not as big or as popular as Shibuya or Harajuku, but Daikanyama has their kind of attractive points which are different from what Shibuya and Harajuku have. So, today let’s explore this Shibuya’s stylistic, cozy, and serene neighbour, Daikanyama. Continue reading

Uniform Experiment Spring / Summer 2013 Lookbook

Born from the same designer but with a slightly different concept, Uniform Experiment, which is a more refined line than SOPHNET just presented their spring/summer 2013 collection as well. Though categorized as a more refined line that consist of the classic items, Hirofumi Kiyonaga gives some modern and colourful touch on every piece of the items that make them looks more lively and playful but still exclusive. The collection ranges from shits, blousons, shorts, coats, and shocks, and some amazing pair of shoes.. Continue reading