Designers at Japan Fashion Week Target Growing Asian Market

Masanori Morikawa | Source: Reuters

TOKYO, Japan — From a phoenix-themed collection by a Japanese designer who has clothed Lady Gaga to touches of traditional Mongolian decorations, designers showing at Japan Fashion Week set their sights firmly on Asia and its huge market.

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Designer brands go pint size, UK’s online Xmas boom, Japanese designers eye China, Lulu & Co., Denis Gagnon exhibit

The Place Shopping Centre in Beijing | Source: Meiguoxing

Designer Labels Go Pint Size (NY Times) “Gucci, Fendi and Stella McCartney are among the latest designers to add luxury children’s collections to their company’s stable, a small step for high-end fashion but among the first signs of growth since the recession.” Online Christmas sales seen up 16 percent (Reuters) “Britons will spend 6.4 billion pounds online this Christmas, up 16 percent on last year and bucking

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Japan Fashion Week | Not prime time

Somarta A/W 09, courtesy of Coutorture

TOKYO, Japan — Japan Fashion Week (JFW) is nearing its end, but has anyone really noticed that it started? While the entire cities of Paris, Milan, and New York seem to get completely swept up in the glamour of their respective fashion weeks, the average Tokyo citizen is most likely unaware that Japan Fashion Week is currently happening. This is very odd, considering that Tokyo is obsessed with designer fashion to an extent seen

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