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TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS

Discover Japan's hottest fashion trends as TFX takes you behind the scenes to meet with Japan's leading designers and creators.

Aki Shibuya

Aki Shibuya was born in Japan but spent most of her school days in New York. After returning to Japan with a degree in Politics and East Asian Studies from Smith College, she built a career as a radio and television personality. Her ongoing radio show on FM Yokohama is in its 10th year. For the past two years she has been hosting Tokyo Fashion Express on NHK World. While she pursues her passion for dance, she also aspires to share her insights about Japan with the rest of the world.

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ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Mon.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Tue.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

Nov. 3, Mon.*This program was first broadcast on Aug. 18

NIPPON STYLE:
"Top Asian talents vie for chance at prestigious, wool fashion award"

The International Woolmark Prize recognizes outstanding rising fashion designers. Its young contestants demonstrate their vision and skill through designs using wool. This prestigious award has launched the careers of many designers, among them legends Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.

  • The Woolmark Company, the Australian firm behind the event, chose trend-setting Tokyo for this year's Asia regional contest. A competition for menswear is held for the first time. Seishin Matsui, the designer of the Japanese label Sise, aims to win the ticket to the finals, which will be held in London next January. Wool is a material Matsui is particularly adept at using. He sources materials for his design entry in Bishu, an area known as Japan's first wool production center.
  • 2 other Japanese contestants are competing in the womenswear category. Motonari Ono, whose eponymous label features feminine and decadent styles, and Bunzo Kadono who trained in France and now creates avant-garde clothes for his label AMBELL.
  • The program focuses on these 3 Japanese designers in the Asia regional competition, looking at their creative process, how they experience the selection day, and finally the announcement of the winners.
  • CATWALKTRENDS:
    2014-2015 Autumn / Winter New York / Milan Collection

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