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From the end of September to the beginning of October, I enjoyed once every six months and interviewed the Paris Collection in the spring of 2018.
Originally, it was an event where each brand presented a new work, but it could be said that it was a festival where fashion tataku like me gathered from all over the world dressed up just here. I also boldly took a pin heel against the strong enemy of Paris's strong cobblestone. However, my legs look like sticks in less than half a day. I took a break unnecessarily, and the tour of the exhibition was neglected.
I know that high heels are forced to overdo the human body structure, and I don't look so feminine, but there are still stylings that are completed with pin heels. Is there a comfortable pin heel that is kind to race and suddenly wears a heel when you think like me?
It was Manolobra Nik on the second floor that arrived with a smooth feeling.
The high heels are lined up in the store with the image of Japan, and it is spectacular. This shoe brand is designed by Manolo, who has a career of more than 45 years. You must be studying women's feet. When I asked the clerk if there was a pin heel for beginners with such expectations, I was recommended to take the "BBpumps" that I took from the initials of Brigitte Bald. Because of its simple design, it is also popular for office use. I jumped over the heel height of 5cm and tried it to 9cm without getting used to it. It's because it's a wooden mold that captures the center of the heel and determines the center of gravity, but it seems that the brand's maximum value is about 10.5 cm.
The famous Carry Brad Show of the main character of the drama "Sex and the City" was robbed.
The cheap tights I bought in Berlin also have a delicate pin heel. This is so comfortable that I can't say anything.
I feel a sense of accomplishment as if I made some difficult pin heels. The size that suits each style depends on the height of the wooden mold and heel, so it is limited to fitting and examining carefully.
Paris Kore is held in March and October, and it is not extremely cold, so it is not necessary to reach a fur court, but it is not cold and it is always troublesome to choose an outerwear. Convenient for such a season is trench or spin collar coat. Next I went to Macintosh on the third floor, where they were likely to be abundant.
It seems to be one of the largest in Tokyo, and it is a spacious store.
The waterproof rubber coat, which symbolizes the brand, has a resilient, three-dimensional silhouette. It's a simple design but has a presence, and it's a great item when you want to overcome the subtle cold.
Of course, the standard is good, but when you wear it at a fashion festival, you want to be a little more gorgeous. Meherha, who also served as the artistic director of Valenciaga, was engaged in collaboration with Vetomon, an ever-increasing Demna Visalia, and the "MACKINTOSH0001" line featuring the up-and-coming designer Kiko Custinof in London. I immediately tried on the former with enthusiasm.
This item is also elastic and has sufficient functionality, and its oversized shoulder strength is missing. I forcibly compelled the deputy store manager to give me the consent, "No, it looks good!"
I wanted to try another small one, but can I attack the extreme oversized one? ! Don't decide, let's hold it once. Finally, to Valcanys London on the fourth floor.
For this reason, Paris Kore has become a considerable luggage with only clothes, so it has become unsatisfactory with the 30-inch Globe Trotter suitcase I'm using now. So I wanted to try the maximum size 33 inches.
If you have a sample, women may have an impression that is too big. If you are walking around a store while rolling your suitcase to consider it positively, you will see a corner in Smythson positively.
Stealy is a popular British royal family brand, but the editor next to the show had "Runway Notes". On the left page of the spread, there are columns "CITY", "SEASON", "SHOW" and "COMMENTS", with a ruled line and a white plain on the right. I can draw illustrations of clothes. I always only take a look at the rubbing I was interested in on the iPhone, but if you have such a nice notebook with a leather cover, let me write more seriously.…he dreamed. By the way, on this day, I found a notebook called "Travels and Experiences".
This is also possible because there is a column to write the date and location. It's a good idea to write a list in a separate notebook, but after all, if the design is nice or a special column is provided, you will feel better. Although the value is a little high, I sometimes want to write down the content that suits me. It is a high-quality body, tightens your mind, and leads to fashion that makes you feel relaxed with clothes you don't care about. After all, it is not bad to enter from the shape.
So, I realize that just going to GINZA SIX will prepare for the next Paris Kore. It's just over and the report is about to come. I couldn't stop being excited for the next season.
Text: Itoi Kuriyama Photo: Kohey Kano Edit: Yuka Okada
From the end of September to the beginning of October, I was in Paris covering Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018.
The original purpose of this twice-annual event I very much look forward to was showcasing the latest collections from a range of fashion brands. But for a fashion nerd like me, and others like me who come to Paris from all over the world, it’s a festival for dressing up like no other. I personally went bold and tried pitting pin heels against the city’s rough cobblestone streets. But even before I’d made it through a half day, my legs were stiff and sore. I took reckless breaks and even failed to make it around to some of the key exhibitions. I’m keenly aware high heels put unusual stresses on the human frame, and I don’t usually go for that much of a feminine look, but some styles just don’t work without the finishing touch of high heels. I wonder if there’s anything like pin heels made for people like me, who might wear them at the spur of the moment.
In desperate need for a comfy pair of high heels, I come to the second floor and to Manolo Blahnik.
Inside the store, designed on a Japanese theme, are rows and rows of high heels. It’s quite the sight. This is the shoe brand of fashion designer Manolo Blahnik, whose career spans more than 45 years. Without question, he’s exhaustively researched women’s feet. So, full of expectations and with a certain trepidation, I asked the sales clerk if they perhaps carried pin heels for beginners. I was recommended the BB Pumps—the “BB” for Brigitte Bardot. I’m told the simple design makes them popular for office wear. Despite my lack of experience in wearing high heels, I skipped right over the 5 cm variety and went for the 9 cm model. To my astonishment, they’re really stable. The wood form apparently centers your heel and stabilizes your center of gravity. Even the 10.5 cm model, the brand’s highest, felt like they’d work for me.
I also tried those famous and beautiful, jewel-buckled satin shoes that won the heart of “Sex and the City” protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw: Hangisi pumps.
The effect of such luxurious pumps over the cheap, floral tights I picked up in Berlin was a minor success. The extraordinary comfort while I’m wearing them left me speechless.
I feel I now have a handle on the difficult-to-master pin heel pumps, a pleasing sensation. The perfect size can be different with different forms and heel heights, which in turn change with the style. All of this means finding the right size takes a watchful eye and some trial and error. Definitely take your time when trying them on.
Paris Fashion Week is held in March and October. While the weather’s not exactly frigid during these months—you wouldn’t need a fur coat—it’s not not cold, either. I never know what to do about outerwear. Trench coats and stand collar coats are a convenient compromise for seasons like this, so I head to MACKINTOSH on the third floor, which features an ample selection of both.
The MACKINTOSH store here is as spacious as any in the city.
The highly waterproof rubberized coat that symbolizes the brand presents a firm, three-dimensional silhouette. The simple design has an unmistakeable presence. It’s just perfect for those somewhat chilly days.
No one can second-guess choosing the standard, of course, but for something worn at a festival of fashion, I find myself looking for something a little more lavish. As a confessed fad-follower, I bit at the collaboration with Vetements, a fashion collective that includes Demna Gvasalia, currently at peak popularity, who also serves as artistic director for Balenciaga, and the MACKINTOSH 001 line, spearheaded by up-and-coming London designer Kiko Kostadinov. Self-absorbed in anticipation, I immediately tried on the former.
This type is also rubberized for full functionality. It’s oversized, with relaxed shoulders. It feels great. “It really does look great on me, doesn’t it?” I exclaim to the assistant store manager taking the time to show it to me—which, of course, forces him to agree. I consider trying a size smaller… or perhaps just go for the extreme, with the oversized version? I can’t decide and put the matter on hold. Lastly, I visit VULCANIZE London on the fourth floor.
When I go to Fashion Week, I end up taking a ton of clothes. Since my much-adored and trusty 30-inch Globe-Trotter suitcase just isn’t big enough now, I wanted to try the max-size 33-incher.
I try out a sample and don’t get the sense necessarily that it would be too big for a woman like me. With a really thorough look-over in mind, I wheel it around the store… and, as I’m doing so, the Smythson area catches my eye.
Smythson is a purveyor to the British Royal Family, and come to think of it, an editor sitting next to me at a show had one of their Runway Notes notebooks. When you open it, the left-hand page features sections for “City,” “Season,” “Show,” and “Comments”; the page is ruled. The page on the right, the opposite side, is blank, making it perhaps the ideal space for fashion sketches. I always have my iPhone to capture any look that interests me. But this awesome leather-covered notebook… might it not encourage a more thorough fashion note-taking engagement with these events?!? I find myself daydreaming. Incidentally, I found a notebook today called “Travels and Experiences.”
This one also has sections for noting down dates and places; it looks very handy. Of course, you could just write the headings yourself in any old notebook, but when the design is so strikingly elegant and just right and the notebook comes with special sections already there, it adds that much more to the appeal. And if it’s a bit expensive, you’ll probably take greater care with getting the words you put down just right. I find that’s true of fashion, too; you tend to tense up a bit when dressed up and loosen up some in more casual clothes. Starting with form itself is not a bad thing.
Which means, too, that just going to GINZA SIX reminds me how ready I feel already for the next Fashion Week. Even though this one’s just ended, even though the work to be done to put into words the sights and sounds is just beginning, I’m already restless. My excitement and anticipation for the season to come keep me loyal company.
Text: Itoi Kuriyama, Photo: Kohey Kanno, Edi: Yuka Okada
Born in 1976. Began freelance career after working in public relations at Comme des Garçons. Writes primarily for fashion magazines, including GINZA, VOGUE JAPAN, SPUR, and FIGARO japon. In a past life, Ms. Kuriyama interpreted fashion at graduate school through the lens of philosophy and sociology.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram