Director of International Affairs, Japan Fashion Week
An ardent supporter of the homegrown Japanese fashion industry, she has called upon the government to invest in the sector.
Having trained in pattern-cutting at the directional Comme des Garçons, she has won fans with her fluid, multi-dimensional designs.
Co-Founders, Tokyo Dandy
Their bilingual, independent web magazine on underground Japanese fashion is a tastemaker in Japan and abroad.
Co-Founder & Senior Adviser for Creative Direction, United Arrows
The retail veteran co-founded one of Japan’s most buzzed-about fashion retailers, stocking brands like Comme des Garçons.
His vintage-inspired reiterations of American workwear have earned fans including Kanye West and Rihanna.
President & Chief Executive, Isetan
The longtime executive oversees Japan's benchmark department store chain as part of the even larger Isetan Mitsukoshi group.
The designer and businessman has been at the helm of the iconic Japanese fashion brand for more than 30 years.
President of Textile Company, Itochu Corporation
As head of the apparel arm of one of Japan's largest trading companies, he oversees licenses for brands like Converse and Paul Smith.
The Japanese designer and rulebreaker has brought his conceptual eye to collaborations with brands like Nike and Uniqlo.
Designer, Junya Watanabe
Inspired by both traditional and techno fabrics, the experimental designer was a protégé of Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, where his label lives.
A rising star in his native Japan, he is bringing his punchy prints and streetwise sensibilities to the Paris catwalks.
DJ & Musician
Fashion royalty in Tokyo, her unique sense of style has earned her the admiration of major designers including Jeremy Scott.
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