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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. 24, Mon.

NIPPON STYLE:
Eccentric or genius? A designer with no-holds barred
Designer Mikio Sakabe

His line is uniquely original and a bit controversial. Some people say that his manga inspired clothes are quirky. When male models strut down the runway in see-through outfits, the audience is stunned. But they are the particular Tokyo "mix" that Sakabe wants to express.

  • Every season, he surprises his audience with his J-pop and Tokyo subculture inspired designs This season he's expanded his concept to Asia with his East meets West mix. Sakabe's latest collection opens up new frontiers. Sakabe says, "Japan has freedom of expression because there are no taboos. I want to create a new movement that originates from Japan". He says his maximum weapon is to "mix" different things, which is a very Japanese way of creating fashion.
  • Until now, Sakabe has always presented Japanese subculture through unisex fashion. But from last season, he inserted the "Asia" element. In the new collection, he blurs boundaries by creating styles that are both eastern and western to be worn by both men and women. He questions the fashion industry and its established ideas permeated by western fashion history with his focus on "the relationship between nature and religion nurtured in the long history of the East and traditional national costume".
  • CATWALKTRENDS:
    2015 Spring / Summer Tokyo Collection

  • TOKYO BUZZ:
    "Wide-leg Pants" are a Must-have this Year!

    The high waist is a characteristic feature of this look. Buttons, pleats and belt loops add flair and style. Flaring hems that expose the ankles make the legs look longer. Overall, it's a look that slenderizes!
  • END NEWS:
    2014 TOKYO NEW DESIGNER FASHION GRAND PRIX

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