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Japanese Fashion

Japanese Women and Fashion: The Beauty of Imperfection

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

As a contributor to the book and longtime resident of Tokyo--one of the most fashionable and fashion-conscious cities in the world--I started thinking about Japanese women's attitude towards fashion and wanted to know more.

Beauty From Ashes

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

As we listened to speakers and looked through images of the disaster, I was so very impressed by the grace and beauty with which the people of Iwate functioned even in times of devastation.

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, a comprehensive survey of avant-garde Japanese fashion features more than 100 costumes by original design...

Tokyo's Cutest Patisserie: Have Your Cake and Wear It, Too

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Only in Tokyo can you have your cake and wear it, too! Popular Japanese jewelery maker Q-Pot has branched out into the patisserie business, cooking up the hottest -- and cutest -- new cake shop in the city.

LOOK: Mexican Teens Embrace Japanese Gothic Lolita Style

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Girls donning frilly tops, bell-shaped skirts, knee-high socks and rocking horse shoes appear in the photos of the Facebook page of the group "Lolitas...

The Art of Kabuki, Japanese Theatre Costumes

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

The Fondation Pierre Berge - Yves Saint Laurent has devoted its 17th exhibition to Japanese theatre costumes, known as the Kabuki. The costumes tend to be extravagant and colorful, contributing to the flamboyance of the show.

Makeup Porn: Hello Kitty at Sephora

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pandora Young

As a rule, I don't go fanboy for makeup collections. But an exception has to be made for the limited edition Hello Kitty collection that just landed at Sephora.

FASHION: 30 Years of Japanese Aesthetics at the Barbican

Phaidon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Japanese design, although informed by a unique sensibility, is not all the same. Issey Miyake is as bold and original as ever with his geometric exper...

FIT Hosts "Lolita" Tea Party

nytimes.com | SARAH MASLIN NIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Of the five panelists on stage at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Tuesday night discussing the Japanese fashion culture known as Gothic Lolita,...