GINZA SIX EDITORS
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Dynamic Fashion: Finding That One Special Stand-Alone Item Dynamic Fashion: Finding That One Special Stand-Alone Item
Ginza Six Editors Vol.30
The layered fashion that we repeat again is lasting these days, but wants to become happy with one leading role clothes in spring. For unique clothes granting such a feeling to iza GINZA SIX. Spring is already the very front. Even coordinates of "subtraction" want to enjoy fashion of "attack" gorgeously cutely.
Flagship shop from Japan where Shops of KAREN WALKER colored by macaron KOLOR can thoroughly enjoy view of the world of brand. Textile which is dreamy for happy coloration and well-controlled gorgeous silhouette are charm of this brand. It is right ideal Shops to find the ideal first place that "is not loose". Coral pink in shop is theme color of KAREN WALKER. That, in Shops of own country New Zealand, paint of this color is sold, too. In such a slight sense of fun, philosophy of KAREN WALKER is felt.
Sunglasses Collection announced every season is popular item of KAREN WALKER. In GINZA SIX shop, a large hall has 70 or more kinds of sunglasses. Only as for the design that we only hang, and feeling goes up from simple thing of daily specifications to pop thing which we want to take in as accessories. Clear blue frame which I tried is item of Katie Perry wearing. With large-sized sunglasses, we want to take in breath that is playful in the face circumference!
Impression that design that accessories which are good to gift are delicate is girly. We are glad that ring and pierced earrings of animal motif are delicate made and do not become childish. It is attracted by some "casualness" that we can add when we are not enough.
Collection theme in the spring and summer "Eat Cake." It is sublimated by street, and feminine-style of Marie Antoinette has girly look to be able to dress well routinely equal. Dress that combination of sweat shirt X vivid oranges is fresh as for having been interested in me. When wear skirt of material with a feeling of tension; the volume perfect score! Even adult has worn refined Princess silhouette realized. It is excellent at affinity with denim jacket that hem spread gently.
Right next to KAREN WALKER, Shops of Vivienne Westwood gives off original presence. In fact, saying does not have clothes of Vivien, but feels like being able to dress well naturally simply because it is now in its mid-30s. Like red dress displayed to window, we are fascinated by beautiful silhouette wrapping up body which is not only original. We wear Vivien spirit not to change anytime in the body and are feeling that wants to have an adventure a little.
bontejibutsu which wins fame as masterpiece shoes of Vivienne Westwood with "rokkinhosu" "Pirates." It is good importance that wears…It is moment when the back grows for (laugh), a feeling of restriction of street of the name. We want to peep long skirt and tiptoe design symbolic in total so as to drag.
Collaboration bag with "eshikarufasshoninitiatibu." As for the product made with collaboration with craftsman of Nairobi in Africa, it seems to be reused material of past Collection partly. This item that Vivien spirit is felt in each place. Logo applique which initial of Vivien & Andreas was arranged for is cute.
We cannot overlook shoes brand born in Brazil, collaboration with melissa. Kitschy design of PVC material and handy price are melissa of popularity. I used collaboration pumps with Anglo-enthusiast whom Haat was greatly arranged for habitually before, too. Fruity flavor of melissa which was attached to put out prettiness such as toy and smell peculiar to rubber should be addicted.
"Armour ring" which younger days, everybody wanted. Impact that design such as armor to attach indirectly of finger is always characteristic. Impression that adult is easy to adopt three versions for moderate voluminous feel. As the neck cause, the ear are a no accessories groups, we want to direct atiteyudo of "attack" at hand.
It is the first-floor beauty floor under the ground that went successively. We cannot neglect care at hand to enjoy ideal fashion. Though it was good to enjoy by gel and art, nail which was gnu day in fashion which was conscious visited Shops of uka concerning the present feeling.
Five colors of development that KOLOR basecoat of uka adjusts to skin naturally. As for what I use habitually, 5/0 sand such as extension of external color is beige. We control a feeling of complexion moderately and finish to minimal money. We paint and give two coats and are point that we are glad of being able to enjoy hue that paints three times, and appeared wrong once.
Nail oil healing heart of busy woman is quite popular. We like flavor of Rose at 18:30 giving short-lived supreme bliss in every day chased on the deadline. Collaboration with fashion brand including MUVEIL unfolds and can enjoy unique package.
Item that nail & rippubamu is usable on both lips and finger-tip. It is healed to delicate heart trainer that seems to be uka which cute design looks in when we open box. bamu which was left for usability that did approvingly let alone lips, finger-tip to hand.
As for the collaboration product with da rosa sold only in one of March 14 in shop. "Sauternes" (raisin chocolate) and hot "pimondo" (almond chocolate) that raisin which took advantage of rich, mellow dessert wine is fragrant are selling. Chocolate which matches with liquor is good to me who am not good at sweets.
We charge energy well and are dressed the special first place. 30s that is apt to be troubled with coordinates in interval of clothes which you should wear and clothes which we want to wear. With attack clothes exciting daily motivations, we want to enjoy fashion with all one's might. Shopping in GINZA SIX reminded of such a feeling.
Text: Sakiko Fukuhara Photo: Kanako Noguchi Edit: Yuka Okada
Layer, layer, layer—the trend marches on. In spring, however, I’d like to be happy with a single item in a lead role. So I’m heading straight to GINZA SIX for something unique, something to quench this desire. Spring is upon us. That means it’s time for a more dynamic brand of fashion, an appealing brand of fashion that draws from a colorful palette—even if this means coordinating by subtraction!
The macaroon-hued Karen Walker boutique, the brand’s first flagship store in Japan, gives a good sense of the brand’s values. The brand’s appeal lies in dreamy textiles, exuberant colors, and lively, glamorous silhouettes. It’s the perfect boutique for finding an ideal, sharp outfit. The coral-pink color inside is Karen Walker’s theme color. In the brand’s home country of New Zealand, stores actually sell paint of precisely this color. This little bit of whimsy, it seems to me, reflects the basic Karen Walker philosophy.
The brand releases a sunglasses collection each season. They’re among Karen Walker’s most popular items. The GINZA SIX boutique offers over 70 types of glasses, all in stock. From simple designs for daily use to pop models that work as accessories—all the designs are exciting to try on. The glasses with the clear blue frames I’m trying on here are worn by Katy Perry. A pair of larger sunglasses can add a playful aura to your look.
Accessories make the perfect gift, and the delicate designs confer a girlish feel. The animal motif rings and earrings are intricately designed to avoid a sense of childishness, which is great. I’m drawn by their nonchalance. They’re perfect for topping off your look any time you feel something’s missing.
“Eat Cake” is the theme of the brand’s spring/summer collection. The feminine style of Marie Antoinette is translated into the language of the street for a range of girly looks suitable for any day of the week. I’m especially drawn to a dress that features a fresh combination of sweats fabric and vivid orange. The skirt fabric is taut; it makes the pleated skirt voluminous enough to produce a refined, princess-like silhouette that’s perfectly wearable for adults. And it goes especially well with this slightly flared denim jacket and its billowing hem.
Right next to Karen Walker is Vivienne Westwood, which has a unique presence of its own. I don’t actually own as much Vivienne Westwood clothing as people think, but now, in my mid-30s, I feel I’m in a place in life where it’s natural to wear. The red dress in the show window, for example, catches my eye, not just for its originality, but for its striking silhouette, which all but envelopes the body. I want to invest myself into the never-changing Vivienne spirit and to be a little more adventurous than usual.
Alongside its Rocking Horse and Pirate, the Bondage Boots I’m wearing are widely known. They’re one of the brand’s renowned shoe styles. Putting them on is a challenge [laughing], but as the name suggests, there’s a sense of being tied in. They help you straighten your back. I’d want to match them with a long skirt that falls almost to the ground and let the symbolic toe design peek through.
This bag, a collaboration with Ethical Fashion Initiative and produced as part of a joint venture with craftspeople in Nairobi, Kenya, incorporates materials from past collections. The entirety of the article radiates the Vivienne spirit. The logo appliqué monogrammed A&V—for Andreas and Vivienne—is an appealing touch.
You wouldn’t want to miss the collaboration with Melissa, a Brazilian shoe brand. The brand is popular for its affordability and kitsch designs incorporating PVC as a material. In the past, I’ve loved wearing the brand’s collaboration with Anglomania and its arrangement of large heart shapes. The cutesy, toy-like appearance and the fruity aroma the brand applies to eliminate the rubber odor can be addictive.
This Armour Ring is the ring everyone wanted when we were young, designed like armor for your finger joint. Its visual impact still strikes me when I try it on. The triple-strand version features good volume for adult use. I tend not to wear accessories on my neck or ears, so a touch of dynamic attitude on my fingers is especially effective.
Next, I head to the first belowground floor, better known as the beauty floor. You can’t neglect your hands if you intend to make the most of your ideal fashion. Gel and artwork on your nails is certainly acceptable. But these days, for deliberate fashion, I’m in to flesh-colored nails. So, here I am, at the uka boutique.
uka’s color base coat comes in five colors that blend naturally with your skin. I love the 5/0 Sand Beige, which I think looks like an extension of your skin color. It reduces reddishness nicely and provides a minimal finish for your nails. You can also have a refreshing distraction with how the color changes as you apply one, two, and three layers.
The nail oils—spiritual healing for busy women—are also popular. The 18:30 Rose aroma takes wing and generates a moment of bliss in the face of impending deadlines. The brand also offers collaborations with fashion brands like Muveil. The creative packaging is a delight.
The nail and lip balm can go on your lips or on your fingertips. Opening the box, I spy, peeking out, a design of undeniable appeal. Such thoughtful details are very uka and refresh both body and mind. The rich texture enables you to first apply it on your lips and fingers, then rub the remaining balm onto your hands.
The boutique displays a selection of collaborations with da rosa available only until March 14. These items include Raisins au Sauternes (raisin chocolates), from which waft the scent of raisins soaked in wine made from noble rot grapes, and Pimandes (almond chocolates), with their pungent, spicy flavor. The chocolates can be paired with spirits. They’re perfect for someone like me who generally doesn’t like sweets.
If you’re in your 30s like me, you charge yourself with energy, both spiritually and materially, and don a single favorite item. You might fret about that narrow zone between the clothes you know you should wear and the clothes you want to wear. Here’s an opportunity to rush ahead and have fun with more dynamic styles that add a spark of life to your daily routine. Shopping at GINZA SIX puts me in the mood to do just that.
Text : Sakiko Fukuhara Photo : Kanako Noguchi Edit : Yuka Okada
Sakiko FukuharaBorn in 1983. Worked in the editorial departments of the magazines DAZED & CONFUSED JAPAN and NYLON JAPAN before becoming a freelance editor and producer. Edits fashion magazines and directs the production of catalogs and seasonal collection visuals for fashion brands.