The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Shock and awe
Bags of class
Vintage stickers inspire kit designer
Just the classics
Jeremy Hackett, the founder of Hackett London, on the appeal of British style
Old crafts for new products
A Scottish milliner is carving a niche with the fusion of traditional materials.
Tweed, Not Speed
About 150 dapper cyclists filled the streets of the capital on 14 October for the second annual Tweed Run Tokyo.
An Oasis in Omotesando
Liam Gallagher, former front man of English rock band Oasis, may not seem like a typical fashion lover. However, Pretty Green, the rocker’s clothing label, has been hugely successful since the 2010 opening of its first store in London.
Old is New
A British entrepreneur is giving a new lease of life to vintage kimono and obi (sashes) by turning them into eye-catching items of clothing, bags and home furnishings, while at the same time helping some of the people worst affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
It’s All in the Detail
Japan has always been a fertile hunting ground for the UK’s fashion designers, but the two-day showcase event of this year’s Great Britain Fashion Mission to Japan attracted the highest-ever number of buyers and media visitors.
More than a Mission
The Japanese fashion market has challenges and quirks, but it is one place in which British firms taking part in the recent UK Trade & Investment mission here most definitely want to be.