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Ginza Six Editors Vol.10 (Women' s Fashion)
We reported on Paris collection in the summer from the end of September through early October in one fun, spring of 2018 of half a year.
Each brand is event to announce new item, but it may be originally said with festival that fashion geek like me who gathered from the whole world dresses up taking the opportunity. I went with pin heels against powerful enemy called stubborn stone pavement of Paris daringly, too. However, before, as for the half day, do as expected; leg like stick. We repeated muyamiyatarani breaks, and visiting important exhibitions became negligent.
We understand that high-heeled shoes force human physical structure to unreasonableness repeatedly and do not do basic so feminine appearance, but there is thing called styling after all to be completed with pin heels. Are there not comfortable pin heels which are kind to race that wears heel suddenly when we thought like me?
It is the second-floor MANOLO BLAHNIK to have arrived in reliant thought.
High-heeled shoes line in shop reflecting the image of Japan and are grand. Shoes brand which Manolo proud of careers more than 45 years deals with. Surely we must study foot of woman exhaustively. "BB pumps" which we took were recommended by initial of that Brigitte Bardot when we heard from staff whether there were not pin heels for beginners fearfully while putting such an expectation. It is said that it is popular among simple design reason, office use. A sense of stability so as to have tried 9cm, but to be surprised to fly over heel high 5cm although we are not used. This seems to be because it is shoe tree that "we catch the center of heel, and center of gravity is decided", but brand high 10.5cm seems to be good, too.
Jewel buckle tries to wear beautiful "hangishi" to satin which is famous because main character CALEE Bradshaw of drama "sexual intercourse and the city" was fascinated.
Pin heels luxurious daringly seem to be good for cheap printed tights which they bought in Berlin. There is no that we wear in this and say because it is excellent at feeling.
Sense of accomplishment that got somewhat difficult pin heels. As size to match by the height of different shoe tree and heel every style seems to change, we limit if we examine closely while doing fitting slowly and carefully.
Paris this is performed in March and October and is not necessary to fur coat as it is not severe cold, but still it is cold, and selection of outer is always seductive. It is trench and convertible collar coat to be convenient for such a season. We proceeded to the third-floor Mackintosh which seemed to have them equal abundantly next.
We seem to be proud of scale largest in Tokyo, and extensive shop is inner.
Rubberized coat superior in waterproofness symbolizing brand is three-dimensional silhouette with tension. There is presence in spite of being simple design and is perfect item when we want to get over delicate cold.
It is good, but feels like demanding activeness let alone standard a little more when we wear at festival of fashion. "MACKINTOSH0001" where collaboration with vetomon which popular demuna vazaria where artistic director of BALENCIAGA acts as what I who am lowbrow jumped to join in deals with and designer Kiko kosutadinofu where is young and spirited of London are appointed as line. We tried on the former triumphantly promptly.
This is rubberized, too, and functionality is enough, and of shoulder falls out at oversize, and it is said; condition. We force agreement on vice-manager whom we guided by force saying it is saying "we look good with iya!".
We wanted to try thing having a small one size, but may we attack extreme oversize rather now? Cannot decide this, once for reservation. Finally to VULCANIZE London on the fourth floor.
We were not just answering the purpose with 30 inches of suitcases of GLOBE TROTTER which we used habitually to become such a baggage which was like this, and Paris this was only clothes, and was considerable. Therefore we wanted to try 33 inches of maximum size.
Is there not impression that is so too big in women if we have sample? Corner of sumaison gets into eyes incidentally when we walk the shop while rolling suitcase when we want to try to think about this positively by all means.
Stationery was popular household purveyance for the government brand, but the next editor had thing called "Runway Notes" at show if we said so. There is column called "CITY" "SEASON" "SHOW" "COMMENTS" in the left-hand page of spread, and ruled line is drawn, and, in the right, white is plain. We seem to be able to draw illustration of clothes. If there is wonderful notebook of cover of such a leather though we are doing only that we take look worried about on iPhone all the time, we seem to put down more seriously…We dreamed of this. By the way, we discover notebook called "Travels and Experiences" on that day.
There is column to write place on date, and this seems to be usable, too. It is story that you should write in notebook of the neighborhood by items particularly, but after all design is wonderful, and feeling goes up when special column is established. Value swells a little, but therefore is going to write in contents which faced each other. Mind is tightened by high-quality appearance, and it knows fashion having feeling loose with trifling clothes. After all what we begin from form is not bad.
Therefore we notice that the next Paris this preparations are possible just to go to GINZA SIX. mosozoro to have been still just over, and to be completely going though report has just begun. Is heated for the next season; was heated, but did not stop.
Text: Itoi Kuriyama Photo: Kohey Kanno 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
Itoi KuriyamaBorn 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.