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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

Jul. 28, Mon.

NIPPON STYLE:
Pioneering online retailer supporting local "Made in Japan"
Toshio Yamada, Representative Director, Factelier

Fashion consultant Toshio Yamada is an entrepreneur supporting small factories by working with them to establish their own brands. Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci...all these major fashion houses started out as modest studios, selling what their craftsmen made in their stores. Yamada thought he might be able to do something similar in Japan, where small-scale factories with sophisticated skills abound in rural areas. With his firm Factelier, he began partnering with such gifted firms to launch new brands. To date, he has visited more than 200 factories forming partnerships with 13 of them.

  • Yamada consults on, and oversees, the design. He looks for quality, core products that will endure on the market. Costs are reduced by cutting out the middlemen and retailing online on the Factelier website. The idea is to send merchandise created by the craftsmen directly to the consumers. We follow Toshio Yamada as he journeys to regional factories in an attempt to redefine Japanese manufacturing and to send out "Authentic Made-in-Japan items" to the world.
  • CATWALK TRENDS:
    2014-15 Autumn/Winter Tokyo Collection

  • TOKYO BUZZ:
    Let's Show Some Shoulder this Summer!

    With the sultry weather, girls are going for off-the-shoulder tops. Tons of revealing styles are in the shops. But you need good tips to nail the look. We'll help you achieve a sophisticated style!
  • NEWS:
    Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix
    Joint Exhibition for Winners in the Professional Category

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