CALL FOR ENTRIES – Nagoya fashion contest

Go for it. Challenge yourself and win some cash. English entry information here: Check out the winner from last year here:

Tailoring Reading List from the V&A

Tailoring reading list A brief booklist collected by the V & A. Have a look, and if you see something you like just order it in to the library and get into it!… Continue reading

Images from the collection diary of Christian Lacroix

These images are all from the book “Christian Lacroix The diary of a collection“, which I showed you in class last week. It will be on my desk or in the library for… Continue reading

Who does Pendleton belong to? – sneak peek of tomorrows lecture

Let’s Talk About Pendleton February 3, 2011 — Please see original peice, written by Adrienne K. in 2011 here. (look from Pendleton’s new “Portland Collection” for Fall 2011. Source here.) Last night I… Continue reading

Yohji Yamamoto – an exhibition at Bunka

I feel like this blog might bring up the work of Yohji Yamamoto a bit too much….but…that isn’t possible… Until April 25th, 2014, the resource center is having an exhibition of some of… Continue reading

Nakako Hayashi’s delicate war against big fashion – an article

Print is power: Here and There, a DIY magazine by Nakako Hayashi, was set up with the aim of rewriting the rules of fashion media. | CAMERON ALLAN MCKEAN Lifestyle Nakako Hayashi’s delicate… Continue reading


Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months. Oscar Wilde

Circle Skirt Calculator – online app

Did you pay attention in Algebra class? If not, then you’ll be very disappointed to know that fashion designers are constantly employing basic Algebra in our work. Although we use mathematics all the… Continue reading

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction – A classic reading

Everyone involved in the fashion industry should read this classic piece of writing from Walter Benjamin. I say ‘Everyone’, but I expressly mean that young designers, and people who have decided to dedicate… Continue reading


Tokyo Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is over, and it was wonderful. Be sure to check out the coverage at Vogue,, Tokyo Telephone, Japanese Streets, Tokyo Dandy, Tokyo Fashion Diaries and FashionTV Japan.