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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

Oct. 6, Mon.

NIPPON STYLE:
"Textiles created with a wizardly touch hold the key in dress-making"
Textile director Makiko Minagawa

Makiko Minagawa is a legendary textile director who develops an array of textiles. Since 1971 up until today, she has worked closely with designer Issey Miyake as a textile designer for his namesake brand. The development of ISSEY MIYAKE's textiles, including the renowned Pleats Please line, would not have been possible without her.

  • As the mass production of synthetic fiber began to expand in the 1980's, Minagawa doubted the trend and thought that she could "produce textiles with the warm feel of the hands by adding special skills and processes to machine weaving". In 2000 she launched Haat, a brand that sat opposite to efficiency and which placed unique textiles at the center of dress-making. This year, a textile exhibition encompassing the brand's 15 year history was held for the first time. The program focuses on Minagawa's aesthetics, methodology and appeal of expression.
  • CATWALK TRENDS:
    MARNI / 3.1 Phillip Lim / KENZO

  • TOKYO BUZZ:
    Make Your Own Accessories!

    Hand-made accessories by artists and jewelry designers are popular among fashionistas. Flashy, one-of-a-kind items are must-haves for Harajuku girls who don't want to see someone else wearing the same thing as them. Angela Maki Vernon attends a workshop by handcraft artist Atsuko Matsuzawa. Take a look and DIY your own accessories!

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