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)

Japanese label: Theatre Products

 Ahhh, I must apologise. I promised to write about some of my findings from my Tokyo trip but never really got to it, so here goes! 

I have been leaning towards a more theatrical style lately and this could not be a better time to introduce a boutique I chanced upon in Harajuku, Jingumae. Theatre Products‘ style is not over the top or excessive the way I usually like it but it has a sort of quiet theatrical, dramatic feel about it- as if the collection is best worn when you are not yourself and when you are in “character”. Here are some amazing pieces and how I envision the ‘character’ of the wearer to be:

 

Very arty and chic. For an independent woman visiting an art exhibition. Walking amongst artworks, ‘she’ stands out against the white cubic backdrop of the gallery but blink, and ‘she’ is lost amongst the maze of paintings again.

 

An alcoholic housewife, miserable in her marriage but still foolishly believes in fairytales and happy endings. Strolling around her home, ‘she’ realised that ‘she’ does not need anything as long as ‘she’ lives in her own fantasy. (Though personally I’ll lose that turtleneck.)

Ah, this appears best against concrete. A breath of fresh air against a monochromic landscape of grey construction, ‘she’ looks like the access to a mysterious secret garden waiting in the sweet moonlight for a companion, song and dance.

A bit too poetic? Maybe I’m suffering from Tokyo-withdrawal syndrome.

(All images from nuan+)

x Sybil

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