Fashion Designer Takada Kenzo Dies Of Coronavirus

Fashion designer Takada Kenzo dies of coronavirus

Paris-based fashion designer Takada Kenzo, founder of the global brand KENZO, has died after contracting the coronavirus. He was 81.

His office in Japan says Takada has been in hospital near Paris since he was infected in mid-September. It says his condition deteriorated earlier this month and died at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, French time.

Fashion Designer Yamamoto Kansai Dies

Fashion designer Yamamoto Kansai dies

Internationally renowned Japanese fashion designer Yamamoto Kansai has died of leukemia. He was 76.

Yamamoto's office says he passed away last Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital where he was being treated for the disease since early this year.

Kickin' It: Lexus, John Elliott Turn Nike Air Force 1 Into Fashion Tires

Kickin' it: Lexus, John Elliott turn Nike Air Force 1 into fashion tires

At New York Fashion Week, Lexus unveiled a collaboration that spanned numerous cultural realms, from the trendy streetwear and sneaker world to the high-art scene to the luxury auto space. Using its new UX crossover as the canvas, Lexus partnered with rising style entrepreneur John Elliott to create all-white tires designed after the iconic Nike Air Force 1.

The pairing stems from a different collaboration in which John Elliott partnered with Nike to create a custom Air Force 1. Elliott kept the timeless silhouette simple in white coloring, but created a new look by layering and stacking parts of the shoe's upper to create the illusion of shadows and shades. The tires are intended to do the same.

Back Number Reveal Pv For 'old Fashion'

back number reveal PV for 'Old Fashion'

back number have revealed the PV for their new song "Old Fashion."

Currently used as the theme song for TBS drama 'Dairenai,' "Old Fashion" will be released as the group's new single on November 21. The PV stars actor Yamato Kota as the first male to play the lead role in a back number PV. 

Itano Tomomi Rumored To Be Dating A Fashion Designer

Itano Tomomi rumored to be dating a fashion designer

On the September 28th issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY,' it was reported that Itano Tomomi is dating apparel brand 'GOD SELECTION XXX' designer Miyazaki Yasunari. 

According to 'FRIDAY,' Itano was picked up on Miyazaki's Porche and headed to Roppongi Hills for a yakiniku date. After about two hours, the couple returned to Miyazaki's apartment where Itano spent the night. 

Observatory Opens On Rooftop Of Shibuya 109 Fashion Building

Observatory opens on rooftop of Shibuya 109 fashion building

With the 109 Men's commercial complex's full facelift under way, the famed fashion building in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has opened some of its newly renovated facilities.

One of the highlights, unveiled on April 28 to mark the "Day of Shibuya," is a rooftop observatory overlooking the iconic scramble crossing.

Nogizaka46's Hoshino Minami To Release First Photo Book

Nogizaka46's Hoshino Minami to release first photo book

It's been announced that Nogizaka46 member Hoshino Minami will release her first solo photo book (currently untitled) on April 10. 

The photo book was shot in Portugal. In a video uploaded onto the photo book's official Twitter account (@373_kawaii), Hoshino promotes the book saying, "In the 20 years of my life, I worked on this the hardest. I want everyone to look at it."

Makeup's Medicinal Role In Focus As Cosmetic Camouflage

 Makeup's medicinal role in focus as cosmetic camouflage

As well as its role in enhancing beauty, makeup also helps conceal scars and other skin irregularities as an extension of medical treatment.

Cosmetics makers have developed products designed to camouflage birthmarks, discoloration, post-operative scars as well as chromatosis and swelling resulting from the use of anticancer and other drugs.

Student Designer Transforms Insecurity Into Inspiration

Student designer transforms insecurity into inspiration

Gomi Hayakawa is a university senior who founded the women's apparel company Utsuwa Inc. in 2015. The Yomiuri Shimbun interviewed the president-cum-designer about how she designed her career and her philosophy regarding her products. The following are excerpts of comments by Hayakawa.


Lowes Back On The Podium As Pata Yamaha End Season In Sensational Fashion

Lowes Back on the Podium as Pata Yamaha End Season in Sensational FashionThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team bounced back in incredible style on Saturday under the floodlights in Qatar at the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship, to confirm the progress made this year after their unfortunate double DNF in Race 1. Alex Lowes rode one of his best races of the season to charge from 10th on the grid to third, claiming his fourth podium of 2017 and ensuring he ended the year on a high. Not to be outdone, his teammate Michael van der Mark was also involved in the battle for the podium, just missing out as he crossed the line in fourth behind Lowes, to cap off a season that has seen the Pata Yamaha Team emerge as serious WorldSBK contenders.

Small Principal Makes Big Impact

Small principal makes big impact

By Erika Noguchi and Sayaka Aoki / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WritersYou may be surprised at ballerina Misa Kuranaga's small build if you meet her up close — she is just 156 centimeters tall.

"I've never met a principal shorter than me," the 34-year-old dancer with the Boston Ballet, who has been touring various countries with the world's top dancers, said during a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun.