GINZA SIX EDITORS
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Unique editors who are familiar with each genre GINZA SIX aimlessly
We spell way of enjoying that we found on foot.
Place of uokingumediteshon which stares at oneself again while being absorbed in contemplation Examining Oneself While Lost in Thought: A Place for Walking Meditation
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.49
Ginza, Chuo-dori of early afternoon do not have light.
When walk, shadow break off while hiding itself behind a few shadows of edge of the eaves of shop, we totally trip like ninja quickly. We dodge to the left to the right not to hit coming and going person. I who live by analysis of fashion trend and future trendy prediction of idea of plan, manuscript which advanced halfway, information saturation when tear the hair out, and came to a deadlock in thing, always walk regularly.
Even but but is it not hot recently so as not to be ordinary?
Sunlight to gradually roast skin. Road surface shines by the reflected heat. It is the arrival of intense heat more than temperature hurriedly in July. In this situation juwatto evaporates very much! Autumn, we are next - early!
I evacuated to GINZA SIX so that I was invited to refreshing chill.
Okay, place that is most suitable, in fact, to reset GINZA SIX, head which is absorbed in contemplation while going out alone, and was confused. We introduce by route where is recommended for such a time to think about the clothing in forthcoming autumn while feeling fine with head this time in uokingumediteshon in GINZA SIX.
As, in GINZA SIX of space clean white with refreshing feel, he/she knows that everywhere in hall is dotted with art. Above all, speaking of work which seems to draw alpha wave in brain in permanent exhibition which is seen even if come whenever waterfall "Universe of Water Particles on the Living Wall" of digital art.
Thing by teamLab (Team Lab) known as art work using technology that is the highest as for this. Water flows through wall surface of 12 meters in height to go through 3 floors. There is actually water, and live-action film picture does not drift either, and waterfall is described in delicate touch with full of dynamism, though. How should I say..., picture which should stand still seems to have begun to work suddenly. Ruined water raises spray in stone and streams down bave rock like obi smoothly and.
Heart begins to swim in reality and virtual border light gradually when we watch movement of water which shows various expressions while glittering vaguely. We prepare and are completed if we think of chaotic daily color colors to be in the distance. uokingumediteshon in GINZA SIX begins.
We wander around the hall for fluffy feeling. By the way, you should stand in passage of GINZA SIX and know, but you stick out and retire ourselves in division every store without being arranged in a straight line properly and. We do not seem to fix this daringly. Such an atmosphere that totally lost back alley, and seems to have been crowded. That explains why it is easy to hang around while being lost in meditation.
By the way, thing which was necessary for me now was identified as if fog cleared while we pushed forward step. It is new bag for autumn. Because of the profession, check most new item bags, but this autumn, number multi-; if I choose from a certain inside; it "ALEXANDER McQUEEN" (Alexander McQueen) (the third floor).
Though it is elegant, we look like avant garde, classical music and, speaking of McQueen, are modern. The two-facedness which we cannot break in design, either having both two contradicting elements will catch complicated woman feeling solidly. Government contractor of Catherine princess of the British Royal Family can nod recently, too.
As for latest "juerudosatchieru" (all 260,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price), icon bag of McQueen, "four ring clutch" with four rings became shoulder type.
It is point that we fit finger in part which became into a ring form and are held under arm for accessories sense. Skull next to bijoux seasons with poison like McQueen.
Well, after all it is hard to abandon clutch type, too. Image that one one of colorful bijoux is decorated with Swarovski crystal as for this, "four ring pouch" (266,000 yen), and is more gorgeous. It is me dressed in white T-shirt, does it seem to be easy to match with casual style casually?
Constant seller "box bag" that chubby square form is cute is in good health. Because one which does not become too much pretty gets idea of design to antique traveling bag and treasure chest.
"Pail bag" which was drawn to voice of staff, "this was new work", and had in the hand (281,000 yen).
Graceful form without hesitation seems to be hint from "origami art" while getting inspiration from antique luggage and treasure chest of the Middle Ages as well as box bag. Individual and refined design making a clear distinction from drawstring bag bag which is popular in the public seasons coordinates with accent.
To rack of Collection pre-as for me who gradually got on.
Black knit that raffle detail and red trimming are impressive as for what we had in our hand. Neck of this autumn is turtle firmly. As for this knit, bold cut-off enters shoulder region, and raw skin of shoulder looks for an instant. We arouse sexiness in exquisite chirarizumu while covering skin by turtle and long sleeve. Such a detail is trend of this autumn, too. When come to here, distance already far-off as for the memory of intense heat. We think about fashion in the fall and winter for a while.
Speaking of autumn/winter, outer was all present by the latest collection of European and American brand abundantly. We must check outer! Therefore to "HERNO" (Herno) of the same floor.
Italian luxury brand that "Herno" reaches the 70th anniversary of the foundation this year. The making of raincoat of high quality is origin and limits product only to outer including down coat which we came to deal with afterwards.
With nature material of the highest grade including cashmere of feel melting away, it is pioneer by the making of thing which took in hi-tech material used for outdoor article daringly. Besides, comfortable functionality and modern, elegant design, as for brand logo not entering the face, point is high, brand for fashion business person of popularity.
At first it is unique display in shop to get a lot of looks. All the products including coat and jacket catch on hook, and they can hang. As for what even other brands saw similar display when it was now, but led by, in fact, this technique "Herno."
As for the hung leather belt, hook of stainless steel seems to express "modaniti" by "tradition". We renovate oneself by new challenge while valuing the history and craftsmanship. Posture of brand is expressed.
Big collar and three-quarter sleeves which let you stand off-white down which you put on promptly elegantly from the chest are characteristic. Of course style that is basic by design which is elegant though it is simple does not seem to have sense of incongruity on dress either. It is selection of outer at time that, because of the profession, is cold when it often goes for fashion-related reception or party, show to be worried. It is design which meets greedy needs of (want to spend for = daily) without being scattered, and doing too much without being too casual (not left as = invited guest). Outer variation only by specialized brand is abundant, too. We check cape that knit arm warmer was bundled.
! Is free while saying uokingumediteshon; was window-shopped! (sweat)
It is also the powerful charm of going alone to face each other in one's greed. I who noticed being running out as for today's time while hung around to the first floor of the basement. We want to investigate own subconsciousness! It is counter of this "IPSA" (IPSA) to have turned foot in this.
Impression analysis tool based on design psychology that guide was introduced into skin measuring instrument "IPSA riser." It is terrible measuring instrument seeing through feeling that oneself thinks "to want to be seen in this way" unconsciously right out now.
Among images of different two pieces of taste to appear in sequence, we choose one piece that thought, "it is good!" by intuition. Is not lost in thought, is one second per one pair. We read, and, with ten pieces of images which we picked, subconsciousness such as feeling at that time and image to want to become seems to be removed.
My today's feeling "is elegant". After all feeling that became exalted after having swung GINZA SIX might be reflected last time when we measured once because "it was cool".
Lineup that matches subconscious result with a feeling of external color & complexion that we measured beforehand, and was recommended is this. Lip works, and, on date, holiday, in total four colors are suggested in party and four occasions. Wonder comes nicely when we usually acquire color that we do not pick up. It is feeling that was able to meet oneself new with one lip.
We feel fine in head which we felt fuzzy in all too soon. It is completion of energy CHARGE which does not lose for intense heat in uokingumediteshon in GINZA SIX! Steps were light, and I left hall.
Text: Yoshiko Go Photos: Akemi Kurosaka Edit: Yuka Okada
It’s early afternoon in Ginza, and there’s no shade on Chuo-dori street. I move from one patch of shade to another under the store awnings, darting like a ninja where shade peters out and dodging left and right to keep from bumping into people passing by.
I make my living analyzing fashion trends and predicting future trends. When my head brims with all kinds of scattered information related to project ideas or half-finished manuscripts and I hit a wall, I go out for a walk.
But, wait a minute. Hasn’t it been unusually hot out lately?
The sun’s rays are scorching. The reflections off the road are dazzling. It’s July, and the extreme heat has already arrived, temperatures exceeding body temperature. If nothing changes, I may simply evaporate. Fall can’t get here soon enough!
As if lured by fresh, cool air, I vacate to GINZA SIX.
GINZA SIX is the perfect place to lose yourself in thought, the ideal place to walk about on your own to refresh a cluttered mind. Today I’ll engage in walking meditation at GINZA SIX. As I clear my head, I’ll focus, with some longing, on attire for the upcoming fall. I’ll show you my recommended route for moments like this.
As you may know, GINZA SIX, in its refreshingly clean, white spaces, here and there throughout the building, features works of art. One of the works on permanent display, something you can count on seeing every time you visit, is the digital art waterfall, “Universe of Water Particles on the Living Wall.” It’s a work that seems to inspire your brain’s alpha waves.
This piece is the work of teamLab, known for artwork based on cutting-edge technologies. Water flows down a wall from a height of 12 meters, a span of three floors. This said, it’s not a matter of whether there’s actually water here or whether an actual live image of waterflow is being reflected: the waterfall is depicted dynamically, but with a delicate touch. The impression is of a painting that’s suddenly begun to move on its own. When the falling water strikes a rock, it splashes, then flows over the rock surface like a sash. As I gaze, hypnotized by the movement of the water, its appearance shifting as it sparkles, I begin to swim lightly, unawares, at somewhere near the boundary of reality and illusion. Days of disorder appear to drift far away. Now my preparations are complete, and the walking meditation at GINZA SIX begins.
I feel I’m floating as I wander the building. Incidentally—and this is something you can see quite clearly when you stand in one of the hallways at GINZA SIX—the stores aren’t aligned with their toes set to a straight line. Rather, they appear haphazardly set back or set forward. They’ve been deliberately misaligned. It recalls the feel of being lost wandering down back alleys. No wonder it’s so easy to wander around here, lost in thought.
As I continue to walk, the clouds suddenly lift. I understand now what I need: a new bag for fall. In all likelihood, I’ll end up checking out nearly all the new bags anyway, given my line of work, but if I had to choose, of the many options this fall, I’d go with Alexander McQueen (3rd floor).
McQueen features designs both elegant and avant-garde—modern, but creating the impression of a classic. Having two opposing elements, a dual nature that can’t be divided into one or the other element, somehow perfectly captures the complex heart of women. It’s no wonder the brand recently became an official purveyor to Princess Catherine of the British royal family.
The brand’s new Jewelled Satchel (260,000 yen; all prices listed before tax) is the shoulder bag version of McQueen’s iconic Four-Ring Clutch, which does have four rings.
One notable feature is that the bag can be held under your arm, like an accessory, if you place your fingers though the rings. Putting the skull next to the gem is a typical McQueen twist.
Of course, you wouldn’t want to disregard the classic genre. On this Four-Ring Pouch (266,000 yen), each colorful stone is ornamented with Swarovski crystal for a touch more glamour. I’m here wearing a white T-shirt, and the pouch seems to go quite well with the casual approach.
The adorable standard Box Bag with its bulging, square shape is always tempting. A design inspired by antique travel bags and jewelry boxes sidesteps the trap of the cute done to excess.
“This is also new,” a staff member tells me. I take a look at the Bucket Bag (281,000 yen).
Like the Box Bag, this bag is inspired by antique luggage and medieval jewelry boxes. Its strikingly clean form, I’m told, takes hints from the art of origami. The refined, distinctive design sets it apart from the crowd of pouches in current vogue. They’d serve as perfect accents for a nicely coordinated look.
Getting into the swing of things, I head to the pre-collection rack.
Here I’m holding a black knit with striking ruffle details and red trimming. The turtleneck is definitely the neckline for this fall. This knit features bold cut-offs in the shoulder area, allowing the bare skin of your shoulders to peak through, both demure and bold. The turtleneck and long sleeves cover your skin, but this exquisite, brief glimpse generates a certain sexiness. Details like this are the trend for fall. At this point, the extreme summer heat is but a distant memory. We’ll turn our thoughts briefly to fall and winter fashions.
For fall and winter, outerwear is the dominant note in the latest collections from European and American brands. I have to check out the outerwear! So I head to Herno on the same floor.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Herno is an Italian luxury brand that got its start as a purveyor of high-quality raincoats. Herno later moved on to include down coats and other outerwear items in its collection, which remains limited to outerwear.
The brand is a forerunner of a design trend that boldly combines ultra-high quality natural materials, like cashmere, with their enchanting smooth and soft textures, and the high-tech materials common in outdoor goods. Comfort, functionality, a modern look, elegance, plus the lack of a brand logo on the exterior score numerous points with me and others and make this brand especially popular with fashion industry professionals.
The store’s unique displays are what first catch the eye. The coats and jackets—all of the products—hang off hooks. You see similar displays these days from other brands, but this method was pioneered by Herno.
The leather belts hanging from the hooks are said to represent tradition, and the stainless hooks themselves to represent modernity. Pursue new challenges and innovation while maintaining a regard for history and artisanship: This expresses the brand’s basic stance.
I try on an off-white down jacket. It features three-quarter sleeves and a large collar that stands off your chest. The characteristic design is simple but elegant, a perfect match for a basic style, or perfect even worn over a dress. Work often brings me to fashion-related receptions, parties, shows, and other events, so when it’s cold, I worry about choosing the right outerwear. I look for a design that meets my every need: not too casual (to avoid appearing an indifferent or cavalier guest), but not too formal (something I can wear day to day). The dedicated brand offers a large variety of outerwear. I check out the cape, too, which comes with knit arm-warmers.
Hold on! I was talking about “walking meditation,” but now I’m just window-shopping. [sweating]
Watching one’s own desires gradually come into focus is one of the real pleasures of walking alone. Today, as I wander about, I suddenly notice my allotted time dwindling. I head to the first belowground floor—perhaps to explore my subconscious! And this counter at Ipsa is where I go.
I’m here today to take a look at an impression analysis tool, based on design psychology, implemented into the IPSALYZER, the instrument that measures the condition of your skin. It’s a formidable device that peers into your subconscious to gauge precisely how you want to look at that moment.
You’re presented with successive sets of two pictures of different tastes. You’re told to choose, based on intuition alone, which of the two you think is best. You’re shown one pair per second, too short a time to think. The ten total pictures you choose are then used to analyze your subconscious, your feelings at that moment, and the image of yourself as you wish to be.
My mood today is “Elegant.” I was “Cool” the last time I had the analysis done, so today’s result likely reflects my high spirits after wandering GINZA SIX.
Combining the results for skin color and complexion measured previously and the results for the analysis of my subconscious this time produces the following recommended lineup: For lipstick, four colors proposed for four different occasions: work, dates, weekends, and parties. Even colors I wouldn’t normally try look strangely perfect when I put them on. A single stick of lipstick leaves me feeling transfigured, a new version of myself.
I’d felt a bit hazy, but at some point, my head clears completely. Walking meditation at GINZA SIX gives me the complete energy transformation needed to stand up to the intense heat. My feet feeling light, with a confident gait, I take my leave.
Text：Yoshiko Go Photos：Akemi Kurosaka Edit：Yuka Okada
Yoshiko GoFashion director at Shiseido. Responsible for research and analysis on fashion trends and trend predictions. Travels the globe each season to research and report on the latest fashion collections……All that, of course, is pretty cool on its own, but she also goes home to tend to two children, ages 3 and 7. This year marked her initiation into PTA activities. She writes a column on Hanatsubaki, the website. http://hanatsubaki.shiseidogroup.jp/fashion/