Tokyo Fashion Week, kicking off on Monday, has long been considered an incubator for emerging local designers. But now the week is transforming into a platform providing increased industry and commercial visibility.
The CFDA's answer to overseas menswear weeks has yet to find its footing, but the three days of mostly menswear shows and presentations hit some high notes with both up-and-coming designers and established returns.
There was a great of talk in Milan about 'sprezzatura', Italian for relaxed and being at ease. A suggestion that the city and its fashion needs to lighten up a little to entice new generation millennials to be consumers.
After launching in Australia one year ago, Amazon on Wednesday published details surrounding local shopper preferences with U.S. icons Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's proving the most popular in fashion.