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GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.57
I lived in Tokyo for about 30 years.…I'm sorry. Nevertheless, I spent a lot of time in the region until the early teens, and even in my forties, I still grew up in the countryside and couldn't get out of my mind. In addition, I have been in charge of the Ginza Special Feature once a year in a women's magazine for more than 10 years. When GINZA SIX opened, I remembered that when I first interviewed a heavyweight in Ginza, I heard that Ginza was about to change to the world's "GINZA". I thought it would be.
When I go to Ginza, I just find a "real thing that only fits adults." So what is your concern about GINZA SIX Shops SIX When I was asked, I raised three longing brands that I wanted to continue using until my face became wrinkled.
The first is the Belgian leather brand Delvo. This is something for a lifetime! It is a place where you can meet such a gem. Delvo was born in 1829, one year before the founding of the Kingdom of Belgium, and was recognized as a royal palace brand in 1883, and has since been closely related to the royal family. It seems to be the world's oldest luxury leather goods brand.
Elegant and beautiful items of neatly arranged bags in a shop with nobles like an art museum…I'm sorry. No, the texture of the leather, which tells the amateur that it is "extremely superior", is a highlight.
In the meantime, I found a playful yatsu! The limited product "Miniature Bergytherd" is a miniature bag type charm of the brand's icon bag "Billon". As with bags, it is a luxurious item that craftsmen with high technology make it using the same manufacturing method. Under the theme of surrealism, a Belgian sense that combines punch-based design with rux manufacturing is endless! It's a charm, but it might be cute even if you actually put it in a business card holder? What an unexpected idea.
But here is the real purpose I came here. This is a preview of my future partner, shoulder bag "Mutan". The texture of leather with the expression "Crispy Carf" is also good. Here, I made my debut in the fall and winter of 2016, but I was watching immediately after that. Immediately try to make it diagonal, kick your shoulders, and check your body as much as you want.…Wow, it's wonderful! By the way, the price is ¥ 460,000 (hereinafter all excluding tax). It's still a long way to go, but it's always a day.…I'm sorry.
I'm already excited about the “Fabina Philip”, which offers high quality basic for adult women. It is one of the leading brands in Unbulia, Italy, one of the largest knit producing areas. The exquisite earth color with nuance and the rich texture that feels comfortable on the skin are "somehow different.…It creates a sophisticated air that is likely to be whispered.
The details of the chain called "Roose" on the shoulders and arms of the parka worn by this touro are the motifs of the brand.
Immediately after stepping into Shops's fascinating dress immediately! A long knit and pleated dress made of wool silk cashmere (I'm sorry to see my whole body in the photo! Be sure to check the beauty of the boutique with your own eyes.) The design is a piece that can be fashionable by itself (\166,000). I was wondering if I could buy this seriously on the spot.
In addition, I tried as recommended as a gorgeous stole (\270,000) with chessnut brown silk blouse (\138,000) and wool silk knit with fox fur. As soon as the madam, with a rux feeling,…I'm sorry. I've discovered a new self. This is the real pleasure of shopping.
However, I visited again later and chose a simple white shirt with a ruche accent on the collar. First of all, I started my "Fabina Road" from here.
Finally, go to the French leather brand Pelan. This is Japan's first boutique, a historic couture house that was born in 1893 and celebrated its 125th anniversary this year. The bags created by the brand that started as a glove maker have many conceived items that transcend established concepts!
The unique design features a stylish focus on the hands, such as a clutch that is integrated with gloves.
This is a clutch bag (\304,000) in collaboration with the late famous architect Zaha Hudid. The dramatic design of the back of the hand is very elegant despite the avant-garde atmosphere. Metal parts are an exquisite form that fits both right and left.
As an aside, I often have the opportunity to visit France because my husband is a Frenchman, but I think that it is wonderful in French style while caring for leather items that suit me perfectly That you value it for a long time. When I first visited Paris, I stopped by Globe Shops when I first visited Paris for the first time, and remembered that he had been a favorite for a long time by purchasing gloves that fit his hands. Since then, when I visit France in winter, I have to look into Globe Shops.
So, now the bag is the main eyetem "Peran", and I asked if there were any recommended gloves.
Then there was such a glove. The "Effel" series of gloves (\ 110,000) is a rather non-winter accessory, but the supple leather seems to stick to your hand and feels great when worn. The big hand of my men's bag was wrapped gently. Gold metal like a bangle is arranged on the wrist, and it is not just a fancy feeling.
There are also small handbags that look good on Japanese dress. On this day, I noticed only the black leather, but I realized that the higher the quality of the black leather, the more attractive it was.
Time to meet real things at famous places in Ginza. Behind the famous product, there was a solid manufacturing and story, and it was a fashion cruise at the beginning of autumn that I felt that it would make fashion even more enjoyable.
Text: Hirokokawashima Photos: Sachiko Arakawa Edit: Yuka Okada
I’ve lived in Tokyo for about 30 years, but I spent my formative years, up to my early teens, living in a more rural part of Japan. Even now in my 40s, I haven’t entirely freed myself from a rural mindset. For me, the district of Ginza gives off a glamorous and glittering aura. I’ve edited an annual Ginza feature for a women’s magazine for over ten years, so I have that connection as well. The older I grow, the more acutely I’ve come to sense Ginza’ distinctiveness. When GINZA SIX opened, I remember interviewing one of Ginza’s former leaders, who opined that Ginza was on the way to becoming a global district. I think the prediction is coming true now. Naturally, when I go to Ginza, I go looking for authentic items suitable for adults. If I’m asked which GINZA SIX boutiques I’m interested in, I immediately rattle off three brands I admire—the kind you want to remain loyal to until you’re old and gray.
This first is Delvaux, a leather goods brand from Belgium. Here you’ll find products to treasure for a lifetime. Founded in 1829, one year before the Kingdom of Belgium was established, Delvaux was named an official proprietor to the Belgian royal family in 1883. It’s continued to maintain close ties to the royal family since then. It’s the world’s oldest luxury leather goods brand.
The store interior exudes a sense of refinement, like a museum. When it comes to the beautiful and elegant handbags displayed in a stately array…actually, let me say, the best part is the texture of the leather. Even an amateur like me can immediately see it’s of the highest quality.
Of the ones on display, I find some interesting and whimsical items. These limited-edition Miniatures Belgitude are bag-shaped charms, miniature versions of the brand’s iconic Brillant bag. Like the bags, they’re luxury items made by highly skilled craftspeople using the same time-honored production methods. The combination of punchy, surrealism-inspired design and luxury production values positively radiates a Belgian sensibility. They’re charms, but I can’t help thinking they’d also make adorable business card holders.
The real reason I’m here is to scope out my future partner in life, the Mutin saddle bag. I love the look of the Crispy Calf leather. The bag made its debut in fall/winter 2016. I’ve had my eye on it ever since. Today, I immediately try it out, placed diagonally across my body, then hanging from my shoulder, checking how it fits against my body. It’s great! The price, by the way, is 460,000 yen (all prices listed before tax). There’s still a long ways to go, but someday, someday, I’m sure this will be mine.
Already excited, I go next to Fabiana Filippi, which offers high-quality basics for adult women. It’s a representative brand from the Umbria region of Italy, a major producer of knitted fabrics. The exquisite, nuanced earth tones and rich textures, which feel marvelous against the skin, together create a refined air. It’s something you could easily imagine inspiring whispers like There’s something different about her…
The brand’s signature motif is the chain detail that runs down the arm from the shoulder of the parka, worn here by a mannequin.
No sooner do I step into the store than I come across an enchanting dress (166,000 yen). The design layers a long knit of wool silk cashmere with a pleated dress—something you can’t see here because the photo isn’t a full body shot (for which I apologize; I hope you’ll go to the boutique and see for yourself!). The levels of stylishness achieved here are off the charts. Honestly, I went back and forth and nearly bought it on the spot.
I try this on after it’s recommended to me—a chestnut-brown silk blouse with a luxurious ribbon tie (138,000 yen) and a gorgeous wool-silk knit stole with fox fur (270,000 yen). It transforms me in an instant into a woman of luxury. I’ve found a new me! Encounters with the unknown like this are one of the real pleasures of shopping. Later, when I go back, I end up choosing a simple dress shirt featuring a luxuriously accented collar. My own Fabiana journey begins here.
Lastly, I go to PERRIN, a French leather goods brand established in 1893. This historic couture house celebrated its 125th anniversary this year. The boutique at GINZA SIX is their first in Japan. Having started as a glove maker, the brand’s bags feature an array of unconventional conceptual features.
The unique designs focus on close-at-hand stylishness and include clutches with an integrated glove.
This clutch bag (304,000 yen) was designed in collaboration with a world-renowned architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The design that so dramatically adorns the back of the hand is at once boldly avant-garde and the height of elegance. The exquisite form of the metal portion fits both left and right hands.
As an aside, my husband is French, and I visit France often. One of the things I love about the French sense of style is that they choose leather items that suit them perfectly, then cherish and maintain the articles with the greatest care through a long and rewarding ownership. When I first visited Paris as a student, I dropped into a glove shop near the Palais-Royal. I bought a pair gloves all but made for my hands, and I remember cherishing them for years and years. Since then, whenever I visit Paris in the winter, I go and look around a glove store.
At PERRIN, whose mainstay now is bags, I ask if they have any gloves they can recommend.
These are the ones they have. Within the L’Eiffel series, these gloves (110,000 yen) are more accessories than something to stave off the cold. But the supple leather seems to bind to the hand—the comfort’s amazing. They gently embrace even my largish hands. And the gold bangle-like metal at the wrists confers a stylishness that’s beyond ordinary.
These small handbags would probably go well with a kimono, too. Black leather seemed to catch my eye the most today, and at PERRIN, I get a clear demonstration that higher quality strengthens the appeal of black leather.
So, a moment of encountering the authentic at a famous place in Ginza. Sure-handed production and a story stand at the backdrop of these masterworks. That’s what makes being stylish even more fun—something that really struck me on this first fashion cruise of the fall.
Text: Hiroko Kawashima Photos: Sachiko Horasawa Edit: Yuka Okada
Became a freelance fashion writer after working at an apparel trading company. She currently writes for Kateigaho and other magazines oriented to adult women on a broad range of topics, including fashion, jewelry, and timepieces. Married to a French man with an eclectic personality, she, her husband, and her son pulled up roots and moved to a rural area in northern France in September 2018 for a slower-paced life amid natural surroundings. Before moving abroad, Kawashima was a devoted student of pottery repairs using lacquer mixed with gold, as well as the practice of decorating lacquer ware with gold or silver powder (maki-e). She currently practices these two traditional Japanese crafts in France. Her dream is to operate a bed and breakfast in rural France with her family—ideally, Burgundy.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram