Somenokomichi – a traditional Japanese textile festival

If you are interested in traditional Japanese textile workshops, traditional Japanese textile dyeing or kimono painting, then you should go to Some-no-Komichi this weekend! It takes place in Tokyo’s Nakai district, an area… Continue reading

FRUiTS is DEAD – an article in Quartz

It’s true. FRUiTS Magazine is no more. …Let’s take a moment of silence… I won’t write anything here about it because Marc Bain did a great job of telling the whole story on… Continue reading

Painting, drawings and sculpture by Yohji Yamamoto on display until March

We were visited in the classroom by Kubo-san, Head of Atelier at Yohji Yamamoto and his right-hand-man for almost 30 years. He told us an interesting story about his boss (translated, so the… Continue reading

Free Open Source Tools!

Are you a poor student or a young designer or just someone who believes people should have access to tools? Likely. If you are, then here is a Christmas gift for you. Sorry… Continue reading

Opencourseware – (free)online courses from the best universities in the world

When I was in high school I had a fantasy that I would enter University and start a “Clubhouse University”, where I would meet with people who hadn’t paid tuition and teach them… Continue reading

South American Slow Fashion, a Special Lecture at Bunka Fashion College

Yesterday as I was walking through the main entrance of the school my eye was drawn to a wonderful poster, design by our resident genius, and perhaps the tallest man on campus (TMOC), Scott… Continue reading

Back after a long hiatus!

It’s been a crazy year for me here in Tokyo at Bunka Gakuen. I’ve been working on PhD. Thesis on sustainable fashion with the support of a JSPS grant (thank you, sweet benevolent… Continue reading

Bunka GFC x Hasselblad – Collaborative Student Shoot

This January, Bunka Gakuen University Graduate School’s Global Fashion Concentration collaborated with legendary Swedish camera maker Hasselblad to stage a professional shoot in the classroom. The object of this collaboration was to give… Continue reading

Andrea Zapp at Bunka – an Exhibition

UK based designer Andrea Zapp is exhibiting at Bunka this week. Please have a look if you have a chance. See below for more info about the brand..which I can’t take credit for… Continue reading

Crusader chic- an article about fashion in the middle ages

Source: http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/fashion/crusader-chic Crusader Chic Upon returning home, Crusaders brought with them styles that would upset Europe’s fashion hierarchy. By Danielle Peterson Searls Roland Barthes draws a distinction between the universal practice of adornment… Continue reading