Former Director of International Affairs, Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week
An ardent supporter of the homegrown Japanese fashion industry, she called upon the government to invest in the sector.
Having trained in pattern-cutting at the directional Comme des Garçons, Sacai’s founder and creative director has won a strong following 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.
Former President & Chief Executive, Isetan
The longtime executive oversaw Japan's benchmark department store chain as part of the larger Isetan Mitsukoshi group.
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.
Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Japan
A veteran of the Japanese fashion media, she is known for peppering her discreet vision for the elite title with bold editorial flourishes.
Stylist; Creative Director, Nicopanda
The superstylist is known for his irreverent youth-driven imagery, social media fluency and work for Diesel and Uniqlo.
Founder, Comme des Garçons
Fashion’s most celebrated contrarian has attracted a global cult following for her spirited belief in unadulterated creation.
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