September 4, 2014
Yohji Yamamoto x Selfridges London - The Master of Defiance Window Display 
"Drawing on the designer’s love for the avant-garde, Yohji Yamamoto’s window is inspired by the haunting and eery mixture of science fiction and film noir seen in Bladerunner."

Yohji Yamamoto x Selfridges London - The Master of Defiance Window Display 

"Drawing on the designer’s love for the avant-garde, Yohji Yamamoto’s window is inspired by the haunting and eery mixture of science fiction and film noir seen in Bladerunner."

September 4, 2014

Yohji Yamamoto - The Master of Defiance 

“In collaboration with SHOWstudio & in association with Vertu we bring you The Masters – our latest fashion campaign celebrating twelve designers who have shaped the fashion landscape. ” 

May 22, 2014
The Man Himself

The Man Himself

February 7, 2014

Julius FW 2014 [Crack;] 

Presentation in Tokyo 

Via Rizm 

February 6, 2014

Julius FW 14 Interview 

Tatsuro Horikawa (
Julius_7)

Marc Rushton (
Stealth Projekt)

August 22, 2013
Julius for Isetan Men’s 10th Anniversary

Julius for Isetan Men’s 10th Anniversary

July 24, 2013

Yohji Yamamoto’s Tokyo Home

Harper’s Bazaar (American Edition) June 1999

June 26, 2013

Julius Spring Summer 2014 Details

The shoes… oh the shoes… 

I declined to comment on this aspect of the collection earlier today as I was unable to really see the footwear in the photos initially posted. I’m happy to say these boots do not disappoint. 

Tatsuro comes through strong this season with a striking array of shoes and boots. The usual chunky soled combats make an appearance but with a very unique twist. Not only do they feature a back zip but a zipper running parallel to the laces that would seem to offer a lot of variation in styling the boot. 

My personal favorite of the collection has to be the lace up boots with the simple back zip. The abundance of laces creates a beautiful layering across the face of the shoe.These are so far my grail from from the collection.

The only photos I could find of the peep toe boots were quite blurry but those as well look like classic Julius boots with the toe cut off. An interesting design indeed. 

Finally we come to the complex boot - runner hybrid piece. I’m not even sure how to classify these shoes in terms of the shape and elements involved. They seem more relaxed and likely easier to wear than a majority of the shoes from this collection but they are hardly an understated piece. Again magnificent. 

Last but not least we have the accessories featured through the collection which I as well did not comment on earlier. Again because of the lack of clear shots of them but going through the detail photos I can see a lot of gorgeous leather pieces. My favorite thus far being what appears to be a series of stacked leather circles creating a layered bracelet. I’d be interested in finding out if they are individual pieces or actually adhered together in some way. 

I’m glad to see the detail shots made it out so quickly so I can finitely say that this collection in it’s entirety is fantastic. 

What a great start to Paris Fashion Week. 

April 26, 2013
Yohji Yamamoto at the end of the Yohji Yamamoto fashion show ‘Cutting Age’ at St. Agnes Church on April 25, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

Yohji Yamamoto at the end of the Yohji Yamamoto fashion show ‘Cutting Age’ at St. Agnes Church on April 25, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

October 30, 2012

Recently during Japan’s fashion week I had the pleasure of attending the Shibuya Fashion Festival. It was quite a fun night and there was a lot to see including some amazing runway shows.

My favorite part was running in to the guys behind Exist. I’ve followed this small handmade leather goods company for a few years now through their blog and other sources but running across the pop-up shop they had at the festival was pure chance. Being able to actually inspect the items in person I am even more enamoured by their creations as the quality is superb. They were gracious enough to allow me to photograph their set up and even the designer himself. They also photographed me wearing a few of the creations - maybe it will come up on their blog in the future. It was very nice meeting the fellows behind the company and as always I am eagerly awaiting their newest work.