HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO

Sybil and I went for the HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE opening last night and it was quite an amazing space.

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

A showcase of emerging designers based in Shibuya, Tokyo and Singapore, the event introduces a mash up of collaborations of Singaporean and Japanese designers and artists.

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

Japanese brands that Sybil and I have written about such as A DEGREE FAHRENHEIT, ANREALAGE, matohu, THEATRE PRODUCTS and G.V.G.V. are all here. Other brands include JUN OKAMOTO, KEITA MARUYAMA, Lily Brown, mint designs, motonari ono, my panda, plumpynuts, snidel and Yasutoshi Ezumi.HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

Singaporean designers featured are Chalk, Coupe-cousu, max.tan, PAULINE NING and revasseur. There’s also some fashion and lifestyle goods stores that have really interesting items.

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

Interesting accessories from PHYSICAL TEMPO, a guerrilla shop in Tokyo.HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO POP-UP STORE Singapore

Japanese Horror Dome, made of hair. “Please shake it. You will see a black fantasy.” I absolutely love. So dark and beautiful. Reminds me of Chiharu Shiota’s artworks.

HELLO, SHIBUYA TOKYO is on from now till 10 March.
Plaza Singapura Atrium
Sun- Thurs 11:00-21:30
Fri- Sat 11:00-22:00

 

X Alex

(Images by self)

Takahiro Miyashita – The Soloist

I was flipping a Japanese Magazine I got from my Tokyo trip and I came across designer Takahiro Miyashita’s The Soloist.  You might not be familiar with the designer’s new brand, but you might have heard of his previous label named Number (N)ine, known for creating avant grade menswear designs mainly inspired by rock and roll.

His new label, The Soloist, however has a quieter feel to it, apparently clothes that the designer created for himself.

Here’s a visual of the designer Takahiro Miyashita, so you get an idea of what to expect for his designs.

His Fall Winter 2011 collection, the third collection under the label The Soloist, was the collection that caught my eye.  There were a lot of layering and use of different fabrics in every outfit.  It’s almost as if the collections had so much to say and it’s all wrapped up in the collection of fabrics.

Contrast trims and panelling, asymmetrical pocket details. Love it.

The whole look is kind of odd, yet somehow, it still looks right.

I don’t know about you, but I totally dig the untied laces.  It makes the entire outfit look incomplete and makes me wonder is there anything else that isn’t done yet, or something you can add to the outfit to complete the look.

I know there has been an influx of Japanese designer labels in our write ups recently but I can’t help it.  Their collections are so polished and I think they really deserve more recognition than what they currently have.  So, just a warning: I will be finding out and writing more about Japanese designers.

X Alex

(All images from style and houyhnhnm)

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