Launched in 1983, Moschino has always been a purveyor of wild and quirky style, and it’s now basking in the spotlight. Love Moschino is an offshoot line, with more than enough kitsch in the form of pop-motif dresses and T-shirts, old-timey diner bags and bright iPhone cases.
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Seven & I Holdings to produce Sept Premieres, an affordable line of clothing that launched Oct. 1. This is the first designer collaboration for the company, which owns Seibu & Sogo Department Stores and Ito Yokado, 67 outlets of which will sell the line.
One brand embracing change is knitwear label Malamute by Mari Odaka. Odaka is presenting her sixth collection at Harajuku’s iconic Rocket gallery Date.
Bringing a new concept to Tokyo’s retail landscape is Solakzade, a vintage and bespoke eyewear boutique that offers a truly unprecedented selection of glasses that borders on being a museum exhibit.
Swing by the Asia-themed exhibition at the Laforet department store in Harajuku, where emerging Korean, Thai and Taiwanese brands will be out in force. The range of styles reflect just a fraction of the diversity waiting to be unleashed.