#KimOhNo – Kim Kardashian Cultural Appropriation Controversy

Earlier this week, American celebrity Kim Kardashian came out with a line of shapewear clothing dubbed “Kimono Solutionwear” as a pun of her name “Kim” which includes her trade-marketing the term “Kimono” to the great dismay of the Japanese community and Japanese diaspora. Within hours the hashtag #KimOhNo began trending on social media with photos of Japanese...

Cranes, Peonies and Attitude: Traditional Japanese Motifs in Fashion

Kimono Refashioned
In the early 1980s, Japanese avant-garde designers took Paris by storm, disrupting the world of haute couture with their minimalist, deconstructed clothing. But this was not the first time that Japanese design principles had transformed international fashion. Instead, as Kimono Refashioned reveals, kimono — its materials, forms, techniques and decorative motifs — has inspired designers for more...

Fashionistas Loves David Tupaz

DAVID TUPAZ Spring Summer 2018 "Forbidden City" collection Photo by airbutchie
FASHIONISTAS and PEOPLE WHO LOVES GLAMOUR AND ELEGANCE, DON'T MISS THIS SHOW COMING TO TAMPA FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME WITH THE OUT-OF-THIS WORLD FASHIONS OF PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN DESIGNER "DAVID TUPAZ" AS ONE OF THE FEATURED DESIGNERS. TICKETS AVAILABLE AS STATED IN THE POSTERS. WHO IS DAVID TUPAZ? David...

Snap Photo with Wearing K-POP Idol Style School Uniform

Korean School Uniform
You have seen a lot of the Korean dramas. Do you like the K-POP style school uniforms in your the dramas?  What if you can actually put on those K-POP style school uniforms in Korean to take a snap photo?  Yes, you can do that now.  After Hanbok (Korean traditional clothes), renting a Korean school uniform and touring around Seoul is the new trend! Price started from 10,000 won per...

Spirit of Victory: Japan 2018 World Cup Adidas Home shirt

Japan 2018 World Cup Adidas Home shirt
With 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia coming up this year, the new home kit was prepared to get Japan’s players ready for the contests of the World’s highest level. The base colour is “KACHI-IRO”, meaning the colour of victory in Japanese, dark indigo colour, which is one of Japan’s traditionally-favoured colours. “KACHI-IRO” used to be widely preferred by samurai warriors...

Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection

Doraemon UT
With the online release (and in select stores) of the Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection set for May 10th (plush toys to follow on May 24th & 25th). This collaboration is a nice followup to the imagery Murakami created for a Doraemon show at the end of last year in Tokyo.  

Trendy Fashion: Evangelion Collaborates with GU

Evangelion’ x GU collection
Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA) is a Japanese popular anime series from the late 90’s that spawned a franchise including the development of several films, manga, and even video games. Uniqlo sister brand GU has come together with the popular animation franchise to release apparel based on motifs introduced in the movies Evangelion: 1.0, Evangelion: 2.0 and Evangelion 3.0. The first...

Sailor Moon Yukata Collection

Sailor Moon Yukata
The Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Project for a collaboration Yukata. The collection includes a whole line of yukata (summer kimono), adorable to the sophisticated. The collection produced by Kyoto Marubeni, the series include Yukata sets, folding fans, single yukata and single obi.  Yukata set, which comes in six variations and retails for US$150 (¥16,800). The designs on these yukata include large...

Lolita Pregnant women fashion

Japan’s Lolita maternity wear
Lolita style is a Japanese fashion subculture inspired by Victorian children’s clothing, Rococo aesthetics, and sometimes a heavy dose of goth. A new Lolita Maternity Dress designed from Japanese fashion brand Mocolle. Mocolle, the company behind Japan’s shrine maiden swimsuit and bunny lingerie.  A woman can wear it during and after pregnancy. It buttons up the front to allow easy access for breastfeeding. And the dress...

Dr. Martens EASTERN ART

Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens® is a British footwear and clothing brand have been setting the worldwide standard for style, durability, and the rebellious spirit since 1960. . The boots have been the choice of footwear among various groups in British culture: in the 1960s skinheads started to wear them, "Docs" being the usual naming, and by the late 1980s, they were...
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