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Ginza Six Editors Vol.21 (Women' s Fashion)
"Is it only me recently to think that Ginza is really cool?"
"We got old, and what is misha not?"
"Sense has been polished!"
Upper conversation is story when we stand with creator companion in front of GINZA SIX and talked the other day. As for me, he came to GINZA SIX each to look for present to enjoy cocktail. Fortunately because both can enjoy at this place.
The number of times to visit GINZA SIX for these past several months of me gradually increase. And this space and selection of product right here are perfect how and are reminded of by that nothing has improper thing newly each time.
Therefore we introduce some my favorite Shops which readers may not have discovered yet this time.
At first from the second-floor Y-3. Does readers know that Y-3 was brand which let sports wear fuse with designer fashion for the first time now (we combined recreation wear with athletic wear so-called) though "ass recreation" is fashion? In this "ass leisure," unisex fashion is trendy part of GENDERless fashion more if we say. When both man and woman looked good with many products, staff was commented on again on that day.
We still remember product of Y-3 which I purchased for the first time clearly. Facing was skirt of synthetic fiber using new technique called done techno fabric with ribbon of beautiful satin. It is innovative, and Y-3 continues still adopting new technique in those days! Many hats, Grove, sneakers, jackets, underwear wears will fill up my closet afterwards.
By the way, "Y" of Y-3 is Yoji Yamamoto of creative director. Therefore most products have logo of signature called "Yohji Yamamoto", but both logos of this "Yohji Yamamoto" and "Y-3" line up with latest Collection. This is right collector's item in the first thing for brand!
By the way, when we do shopping, I always think about thing in closet and concentrate on that we also find thing which there is styling in total. Therefore it was large discovery that there was this lap belt which was good to clothes which we wore with Y-3 on that day!
And street-style, the most favorite place of this brand does formal fashion, and there is thing doing street fashion more formally. Y-3 steps over these two world wonderfully and thinks that we symbolize "now" of fashion.
Space that the head who just snuggles up to view of the world of brand is thin as for the Shops of the third-floor CoSTUME NATIONAL which came successively, and is asymmetric. It is the highest, and there is interior and likes place where every detail of product is seen well as clean is very bright.
CoSTUME NATIONAL is brand which kapasa brothers raised in Italy. It is right recommended if we look for thing of view of the world that is unrelated to boredom while being cool sewing and minimal with asymmetric design! Like Y-3, Elegance and both balance of street style are felt to this brand again (it may come out that my taste is partial!) . By the way, this reversible mouton coat 465,000 yen (following all + tax price).
Hirotoshi Esumi (lady's charge) of Japanese designer and Koji Udo (men's charge) of FACTOTUM were appointed from winter Collection in the autumn of 2017. Esumi was acquaintance whom I supported for many years, and this news was nice surprise. Geometric design that originally he had, love for beautiful fabric are made use of in CoSTUME NATIONAL well.
Only as for the thing which it becomes pleasant for to wear all items. The top can layer item below as if item is covered in the bottom more when we open zipper and builds solemn skyscraper thanks to asymmetric sewing (when, e.g., we look at skirt of these pleats, I associate skyscraper of Manhattan). As color is solid, it may not become old-fashioned.
Not only pumps of abstract design using embroidered studs and grommet but also relation with art is an important part of this brand. Household articles of this casual box are with original by Shinji Omaki that public art of elevator hall of GINZA SIX is in charge of.
As there were few places that could see clothes of CoSTUME NATIONAL close any place other than Tokyo, Aoyama shop and the Fukuoka shop, it was discovery that we were glad of there being Shops in GINZA SIX some other time. Besides, the staff of man whom he/she met on day that came was experience to be good before shopping in at all detailed in lifestyle including art and wine!
Finally, to theatre H.P.France which the fourth-floor H.P.France presents. As there is Shops in Tokyo midtown, readers may already know. Chic, modern view of the world that H.P.France suggests is developed here.
Place that wants to be visited when we look for item of just right accent to complete styling here. Thing which matched bangle, earrings, bag, every scene including pumps should be found. Not exaggeration, we are not readily found in others as for the richness of variety of unique item in this Shops!
By the way, it is JAMIN PUECH not to have to forget if we talk about H.P.France! With French brand, bag and broach here, all other accessories are known for thing due to hand of craftsman. Even theatre H.P.France handled wide selection of this JAMIN PUECH, and other visitors entered when I looked at item and admired the beautiful item. It is good to vintage style of fashion. This bag is 68,000 yen.
According to the name of the Shops called theatre, the shop parted in some rooms and areas and seemed to right set foot in theater. There is stage, and there is seat, and wonderful apparel room opens (I was able to see so at least!) and .
In addition, interior is wonderful, too. As armchairs of genuine red velvet formed a line, similarly we took pumps of RUPERT Sanderson made of red velvets and slightly gorgeous bag as hand and we intended to enter loge of old-fashioned theater and sat. By the way, we purchase these shoes later and are waiting in my closet now!
Furthermore, flavor of this candle series that masterpiece title of program of opera was named was already unbearable. We were able to find present which we wanted to give wonderful person again in GINZA SIX!
In addition, to mixology salon visited with creator companion last time afterwards on the thirteenth floor. Bar which can enjoy effective medicine such as magic of tea + liquor to be able to taste only here in the world by glass is recommended to toast after shopping.
Text: Misha Janette Photos: Fabian Parkes Edit: Yuka Okada
“Is it just me, or is Ginza just really cool these days?”
“Maybe you’re getting old?”
“Maybe I have better taste!”
A real conversation that I had with a fellow creative recently, as we stood in front of GINZA SIX. I was there for a gift, and he was along to have an inspired cocktail over chat. Thankfully, this place has both in spades.
I have been coming here more and more the past few months, and every time I am reminded of how the space and the selection inside is impeccable, with nary anything out of place. Let me share a few of my favorite stores that you may have not discovered yet.
First up is Y-3 on the 2nd floor. Right now, athleisure may be all the rage, but did you know that Y-3 was the very first brand to meld designer fashion with athletic wear? It is also very much a part of the unisex, or even genderless trend. The sales people inside will be quick to point out that many goods can appeal to men or women.
I remember my own first Y-3 piece; a skirt made of techno-fabric with beautiful satin ribbon edging. It was innovative then, and they are still innovating today! I have since collected many hats, gloves, sneakers, jackets and innerwear that crowd my closet.
The “Y” in Y-3 stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the creative director. While it is common to display the Yohji Yamamoto signature on goods, the newest collection is the first time that both the Y-3 logo and signature are together. A collector’s item!
When shopping, I am very keen on buying things that complement what I already have in my closet. So what a great find it was to see this wrap belt which matched what I already had on?!
My favorite thing about the brand is being able to find things that will make a formal outfit more street ready, or a street-ready outfit more formal. It really straddles between the two worlds in a remarkable way, and represents the “NOW” of fashion.
On the 3rd level of the mall is where you will find Costume National, tucked into a long and narrow geometric space which matches the aesthetic of the brand to a T. The interior is fresh and clean, and I like how it is really bright so I can see every single little detail.
Founded in Italy by the Capasa Brothers, the brand has been THE go-to place to find cool cuts in asymmetrical designs and a minimal but never boring approach to aesthetic. Much like Y-3, it also straddles the world of elegance and street-style with aplomb (I’m starting to see my bias!). Reversible mouton coat ¥465,000+tax
Since the AW 2017 collection, Japanese designers Yasutoshi Ezumi (womenswear) and Koji Udo of Factotum (menswear) were appointed to the brand. It was such a wonderful surprise since Yasutoshi Ezumi is someone I have known and supported for many years! And I see Ezumi’s love for geometrics and beautiful fabrics aren’t abated.
The pieces are so much fun to wear; zippers reveal pieces underneath, and asymmetrical cuts allow you to layer pieces under and on top, like building a sublime skyscraper (the pleated skirts has me thinking of Manhattan skyscrapers). The solid color palettes means they don’t go out of style.
Art is a huge part of the brand, too, and it’s not just in the embroidered studs or abstract grommet pumps: Here in the store were pieces by artist Shinji Ohmaki which are a small part of the huge private collection they own.
Besides the Aoyama complex and a store in Fukuoka, this is a rare treat to see the clothes up close, and the salesperson on that day was really knowledgeable about lifestyle, such as art and wine. It was more than shopping, it was a useful experience!
And finally, one level up is H.P. Theatre, by H.P. France. Many may know this store from the branch Mid Town Tokyo, and is a chic and modern viewpoint from the H.P. France stable.
This is where you come to find the perfect accent to top off an outfit. Be it a bangle, earring, bag or pumps, there is certainly something for every occasion. And I mean every; the range of unique pieces here is certainly unrivaled within all of GINZA SIX!
One can’t mention H.P. Theatre without speaking about Jamin Puech! It’s a French brand where every one of their bags, brooches and other accessories are realized by craftspeople. There is a huge selection in Theatre, and as I was perusing some other shoppers came in to gawk at the pretty pieces. They really are perfect for the vintage-style trend of this era. Bag ¥68,000+tax.
The store is split up into several rooms or areas, as if in a theatre itself. There’s the stage, seats, and a big beautiful costume room (or as I would like to imagine, anyway!)
The interior is impressive; there are even real red velvet seats in the store. I grabbed these red velvet matching Rupert Sanderson pumps and a glitzy bag, imagining these were box seats at an old-world theatre. These shoes have since made their way to my home and into my closet!
The candles smelled divine… I think I found my gift! I wonder if I can get the serving plates and glass, too? Oh and as for that long-overdue cocktail, I found it at Mixology Salon on the 13th floor, which serves up the most unique, magical tea+alcohol elixirs in a glass. Cheers!
Text：Misha Janette Photos：Fabian Parkes Edit：Yuka Okada
Misha JanetteTo study fashion in Institute of culture clothes, in 2004 to Tokyo. We run up stairs as stylist with fashion journalist and come to attract attention as blogger in "TokyoFashionDiaries .com" before long from all over the world. We play an active part now as infuruensa. We run own digital creative consulting company.
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