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Haute Couture and Sports: Appreciating Fashion Polarities Haute Couture and Sports: Appreciating Fashion Polarities
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.31
I like fashion. I like clothes. With that feeling, I chose the job of an editor. "Stylish not just beautiful but not finished" is my eternal theme, both work and private.……I will stop giving a hard explanation, and this time I will enjoy the blissful shopping time as much as I want with the three brands I love in GINZA SIX.
I like the "now" that the high brand shows through clothes. I like the world view that is as beautiful and delicate as Valentino's dream and is packed with the happiness of fashion. This is the largest store in Japan, consisting of five floors, B1F to 4F, facing Chuo-dori, a fashion street that Japan is proud of in the world. Start from the 3rd floor with the latest women's fashions for each theme and color.
Immediately, we rushed to the area where the 2018 resort collection was lined up. My hands extended to a warm orange knit skirt. I want it. The beach sandals worn by the mannequin have two colors of minks! This serious crunch is irresistible. I want it. The corner, which is made of white, beige, and eclusive, is simply attractive. I want everything (if my wish comes true).
Take a gorgeous gold elevator and move to the second floor. Because it is "accidental fear", I am not good at the cool black. However, a black hooded jacket was noticed in a shop full of happy colors and patterns. Made of thin, high quality leather with sporty elements. This splendid contrast is vilentino. Immediately, when you try on it, it is very light and the form is exquisite. This is nothing but special black. I want (work for that). When you check the mannequins with the latest collections lined up on the window side, your feet are line socks and delicate sandals. I want socks in all colors.
I like outdoor brands that are very functional. I don't climb the mountain, but basically it's a sober withdrawal constitution, so I like to enjoy it in everyday fashion. So, on the 5th floor, I walked to The North Face Anrimite with Ukikiki. Here are the Urban Exhibition, Purple Label and Women's Collection. You can watch outdoor items for adults, which combine fashion and functionality, and carefully selected miscellaneous goods in a spacious store.
It is a storage case for travel that the surrounding editors and stylists love with a considerable probability. When Shops staff said, "It's 3 sizes and it's really easy to use," and says, "Recently, five pouches are set with different sizes." I bought it (by prompt decision). While checking capacity and ease of use, Niyaniya. I'm looking forward to a little bit of packing, as it has already been confirmed that I will not do it until the last day of the previous day. "GLAM COMPLETE TRAVEL KIT" is a necessity for business trips and travel, and it is easy to put it in a closet even when traveling.……When he said passionately, Mr. Okada, an editor in charge of this special feature next to him, also bought it (by immediate decision).
Inside the store, I found an MXP inner wear that I wanted to recommend as a little gift, with women's feelings. The package is cute, so I just pick it up. In the corner where men's purple labels line up, we found a favorite Ron T. This season, the logo engraved on the pockets has become smaller. Wear it on a maxi-length print dress or coordinate it with simple slim black denim. I bought an L size because it was good to enjoy the men's size that makes use of that size.
I like sports brands. I've always liked Adidas, which I've always loved since I was a blue high school student. When you see the "Love Three Main Lines", you will be fine, or you will be relieved like a home ground. Immediately, Brabra talked to the store manager Minamisawa while talking about Adas love in a hot and painful way. The parka with the logo has been purchased last season. "The logo has become smaller! It's changed to a pocket zipper specification! "
I work mainly on mode magazines, but my feet are decided to be sneakers. Both cutting-edge trends and street styles familiar to teenagers are important. The balance between the latest high mode and sneakers is your own. He has continued to wear a lot of sneakers, but for me, Adidas's indomitable masterpiece "Campus" is now King of Sneakers. The house is different in color, and there are eight pairs in stock depending on the release date. "The first thing I put on was Gazel. Later, in his early twenties, he imitated Mark Jacobs' personal clothes and was stuck in "Stance Mis".…"and a 40-year-old, self-proclaimed" sneaker girls "cannot stop talking, and two shots of" campus "with Minamisawa. Next to it, photographer Uesawa bought black on the campus. Thank you for your purchase! I feel like this. Never lose.
Of course, I couldn't leave the store by hand, and on this day I bought three line pants, a colorful men's nylon parka, and a lady's that can be worn like a legging.
On the way home from GINZA SIX and buying new clothes, I thought, "Well, let's do our best tomorrow!" This is the real pleasure of shopping and the happy power of fashion.
Text: Kaori Watanababe Photos: Yuka Usawa Edit: Yuka Okada
I love fashion. I love clothes. Based on those two factors alone, I chose to work as an editor. My perpetual approach, on the job and in my personal life, is that merely looking good isn’t the end-all, be-all of good style… and so on and so forth. I’ll stop here with the stuffy theorizing. I’m headed to GINZA SIX to shop blissfully to my heart’s content at the stores of three of my absolute favorite brands.
I like the take on contemporary that high-end brands reveal through their clothing. The lovely details of Valentino hale from a dream. I love the worldview this fashion radiates, euphoria in its dense-packed form. Located on Chuo-dori, a fashion street that’s the pride of Japan, this is Valentino’s largest store in Japan. It carries all the brand’s categories and occupies five floors, from the first belowground level to the fourth floor. I start on the third floor, which features the latest women’s fashions arranged by theme and color.
I immediately make my way to the area that displays the brand’s 2018 resort collection. I reach out to touch a cozy-feeling orange knit skirt. I want it. The beach sandals worn by the mannequin are adorned, astonishingly, with two tones of mink fur. The level of authentic style is off the charts. I want them. The section coordinated in white, beige, and ecru leaves me ecstatic. I want it all. If only these wishes came true.
I walk into the gorgeous gold elevator and go to the second floor. I’ve always feared playing it safe, so I’m not a huge fan of looking good in black. But in a store loaded with exuberant colors and patterns, what catches my eye is a black hooded jacket. It features sporty elements, but the fabric is thin high-quality leather. This exquisite contrast is very Valentino. I promptly try it on and find it extraordinarily light and the form superb—it feels very contemporary. No doubt this is a distinctive black. And I want it! (This is why I work…) Examining the mannequins clad in the newest collection along the windows, I spy some socks with a ribbon-like hem and delicate sandals. I want the socks, and in every color.
I like highly functional outdoor brands. I don’t climb mountains, but since I’m basically a plain, hide-myself-away type, I like having fun incorporating these clothes into normal fashions. So, with excitement in my heart, I trek to The North Face Unlimited, located on the fifth floor. The store features the brand’s Urban Exploration, Purple Label, and women’s collections. There’s fashion and functionality aplenty in these outdoor items for adults, along with a carefully selected array of merchandise. And you can take your time looking through it all throughout the store.
The travel kit is a product quite a few of my editor and stylist friends are likely to love. When I praise it as really easy to use, incorporating pouches with three sizes, the store staff tells me, “Just recently, as an upgrade, you can get a set of pouches with five different sizes.” I hear that and instantly make the decision to buy. I’m smiling as I check out all the space inside and how easy it is to use. Paris Fashion Week is coming up, and I never do my packing until there’s almost no time left the day before, but now I’m looking forward to it. The Glam Complete Travel Kit has the essentials for travel and business trips. You can put it right in the closet at your destination… and as I’m talking excitedly about it here, the editor in charge of this feature next to me, Okada-san, makes the same impulse decision to buy it.
In the rear of the store, I find MXP innerwear with thoughtful features for women. It’s something I’d also recommend as a small gift. The package is appealing, and I find myself reaching for it. In the section with the men’s Purple Label, I see long-sleeve T-shirts, a favorite of mine. The logo on the pocket is smaller this season. You could wear one over an ankle-length print dress or simply pair it with slim black denim. They’re offered in men’s sizes. I decide it’d be fun to wear an oversized one, so I buy a large.
I love sports brands, and I’ve loved adidas forever, from the time I was a naïve high school student. Seeing the beloved three stripes gives me an instant boost. I feel like I’m on my home turf and relax. I immediately begin to smother the store manager, Minamisawa-san, chatting about my love for adidas as I wander through the store. Last season I bought the logo parka. “The logo is smaller!” I exclaim, “and the pocket’s changed, too; Now, it’s zippered!”
My work normally involves haute couture magazines, but I’ve decided to be into sneakers. It’s important to have both the latest trends and the street-style fashion I’ve loved since I was a teenager. This balance of the latest in high fashion and sneakers is essentially me. I’ve worn a lot of different sneakers, but the Campus, adidas’ indomitable masterpiece, is currently my King of Sneakers. I have a trove of eight pairs at home in different colors, all with different release dates. “I’ve worn out multiple pairs of the Gazelle. In my early 20’s, I imitated Marc Jacobs’ personal look and wore Stan Smiths…” Now, at 40, my sneaker girl talk remains unstoppable. Along with Minamisawa-san, we take a shot of two colors of Campus. The photographer next to me, Uesawa-san, buys a black pair. “Thank you for your purchase,” I feel like saying. You won’t regret it!
Of course, I can hardly leave the store empty-handed. So, today, I buy a brightly colored men’s nylon parka and three stripe pants for women you can wear like leggings.
On the way home, after wandering GINZA SIX and buying some new clothes, I think to myself, simply and honestly, “OK, great, can’t wait to work hard again tomorrow!” This itself is the true joy of shopping and the exuberant power of fashion.
Text：Kaori Watanabe Photos：Yuka Uesawa Edit：Yuka Okada
Editor. Born in Tokushima in 1977. Embarked on a freelance career as an editor after working at a publishing company and as a writer in London. Involved in the production of women’s fashion magazines, ad visuals, and catalogs. Heads FW, an editing and production company.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram