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

The Bunka Method – Article on BOF

Thank you so much to BoF for featuring our course in this recent article! Education Report 2015 The Bunka Method Japan’s Bunka Fashion College has produced some of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde… Continue reading

Can Asian selfies democratize fashion? – a book review by Bunka student Christine Wu

“Can Asian selfies democratize fashion?” is the name of an article written by one of our students, Christine Wu, that I am not allowed to post on my blog, so please read it… Continue reading