In case you didn’t know, we have a great community at Harajuju.net where you can share your outfits, check out great brands, and discuss fashion with like-minded lovers of Japanese aesthetics.
Here’s what’s new:
As we recently posted, we released of Buying From Japan – a beginner’s guide to buying Japanese fashion on the web. The difficulty curve of getting into Japanese fashion is steep; this guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to start importing clothes from Japan today.
It’s so soft and beautiful. So flowy and lightweight; it’s almost a shame that the reservation period had it arriving at the end of summer rather than the beginning. It’s still warm in Toronto, though, so I’ll get some use out of it this year.
Silk crape with incredible texture. Weighs all of 0.5 nanograms. Dangly cords everywhere. Huge hood. Timeless and Classic by virtue of being really fucking weird. I like it though, despite/because how far out of my comfort zone it is, how it’s almost a museum piece in its in-your-face anti-functionality.
And that’s it for this update! If like our Tumblr, you’ll love our community, so check it out.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of Buying From Japan – a beginner’s guide to buying Japanese fashion on the web.
The difficulty curve of getting into Japanese fashion is steep, and in particular, getting clothes from stores that ship only within Japan can be difficult. This guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to start importing clothes from Japan today.
Ouret Spring-Summer 2014
Great use of colors and materials all around. Check out the full collection at Offside.
Julius Spring Summer 2014. Check out the complete (and completely beautiful) gallery at Le 21ème.
The stuff Backlash does with printed leather always blows my mind.
"I prefer natural-born creators."
Yohji Yamamoto, perhaps the world’s best-known Japanese designer, speaks about the struggles of the next generation of young fashion designers – including his daughter, Limi Feu.
Peace Now Inc Japan, operators of the brands Peace Now, Black Peace Now, Black Peace Now for Men and Gadget Grow announced that they have filed for bankruptcy protection, under the weight of about $4 million USD in debt. Their Japanese stores have begun closing immediately.
The following was posted on their US website:
As many of you have heard from various sources, Peace Now Inc Japan had filed for bankruptcy protection on May 6th 2013.
Peace Now USA operates independently from it’s Japanese parent company, and we will continue to operate until further notice. Please note, we will no longer accept special order requests, and we will unlikely to stock additional products from here forward.
If you are a fan of Peace Now and Black Peace Now, this is probably the last chance and the only source to collect a piece of this iconic brand, and a piece of gothic lolita history.
Thank you for your continual support throughout these years.
From all of us at Peace Now USA.