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.
His vintage-inspired reiterations of American workwear have earned fans including Kanye West and Rihanna.
Former President & Chief Executive, Isetan
The longtime executive oversaw Japan's benchmark department store chain as part of the larger Isetan Mitsukoshi group.
The designer and businessman has been at the helm of the iconic Japanese fashion brand for more than 40 years.
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.
President & Chief Executive, Itochu Corporation
A pioneer of the fashion licensing and textiles business in Japan, under Okafuji’s leadership Itochu has rebalanced its portfolio towards consumer-facing businesses.
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 & President, Fast Retailing & Uniqlo
He has grown his Japanese mass market clothing company into a group that has owns contemporary labels like J Brand and Theory.
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