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A Diverse Mix for Personal Fashions Firsts A Diverse Mix for Personal Fashions Firsts
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.81
He/she lets feeling that is slightly abroad do space of "GINZA SIX" where brands of various countries and tastes were collected. For feeling that went round world many places, we visited individual fashion Shops aimlessly while the clothing to mix taste across the times and area seemed to spread more from now on.
At first, point where we went to is "ADORE" (ADORE) that there are many fans for adult woman with 4F, beautiful vanity and daily clothes of woman having feeling realized properly. In fact, one of the favorite brands which there are several to my wardrobe. There are almost many clothes worn to ALMIGHTY without choosing scene. It is comfortable without being tightened, and solid cloth which does not pick up pattern, line of the body which figure in a kimono looks like neatly too much becomes attractive.
Eye was confined to skirt (all 53,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price) that hue that there was a feeling of some vintages was wonderful. To pleats of Leef print, lace docks. Multilayer-like finish that a feeling of feminine of lace intersects vanity properly of pleats.
As for this, it is worked on pre-fall newly. Pre-fall article worn from early summer is desire of fashion enthusiast in being able to take trend in advance earlier in autumn. Coordination, "it is knit and boots with sandals roughly in the fall and winter lightly in midsummer and is Bohemian-style" occurs.
This item can take in steady feel of texture of ADORE, too. Dress (72,000 yen) that floral design that is dramatic like modern art is impressive. We seem to use cloth for Italian maker called Silk&Co company. Body does not have material with a feeling of tension and does not leave.
Decisive factor is raffle of sleeve. As for trendy sleeve conscious, force seems to lead to point from autumn/winter. Delicate vanity of arm is calculated nice dress properly, too.
When gilet-style, I of gilet (best) enthusiast seemed to be able to convert this dress (73,000 yen) which I found this time, we hit (by the way, belt of the same cloth is attached to this dress). It is gilet that looks good just to put quickly when the clothing is somewhat unsatisfactory. It is effective to increase mix-and-match patterns of holdings clothes.
We put on the "monotone big flower print" of a little while ago skirt lightly. We put on bow tie blouse and turtleneck in autumn and want to compare with denim pants and mini-bottoms.
With treasure clothes born in North Europe where 3F, art and effort reply fused in having visited you successively brand "BY MALENE BIRGER" (BY MALENE BIRGER) from Copenhagen. Art sense and coloration only by North European brand have charms. Atmosphere that is effortless, and is Bohemian is I preference.
We announce Collection with lady face (face of woman) as motif in the image of free woman figure in the summer in season in the spring of 2019. We hark back to woman that there were strength and flexibility. Though it is simple, as for "Dancing Girls" which printed women dancing happily print, there is movement and lets good idea feel.
And I of scarf enthusiast discover lady face print in scarf (12,000 yen). It is promise to use scarf for neck rotation, but can wear like clothes at all when, in fact, we attach to waist in this way. How about? It is the current feeling that enjoys for free idea without binding head other than neck, and fixing winding itarinado, place to stay of scarf to bag.
Trench coat (79,000 yen) was relatively familiar item, but round cocoon-style silhouette was gentle-looking and took this in hand intuitively. We soften mannish feeling peculiar to trench. We are surprised to be very light if we try on.
Vanity bag (22,200 yen) lasted, too. This gains pouch inside, too. It is familiar with icon bag "Arabic flower" which let the Middle Eastern mood be fragrant with brand with reputation to bag. Selection of wallet and pouch is satisfying other than bag in GINZA SIX shop, too.
Furthermore, we try on long skirt (21,600 yen) made with mesh lace. Atmosphere that colorful yellow is positive. We became somewhat glad and have turned when we came out of fitting room. Asymmetric form is elegant. Free and easy appearance is cut-and-sew Nara.
As we are satisfied compactly, it is good for carrying around. As activeness appears, it seems to be useful for photogenic in curious travel destination.
To "Blumarine" (BLUMARINE) from Milan that we created gaiety to with Romantik which similarly could flutter 3F, woman's feelings successively. The shop which original chandelier which ANNA MOLINARI of designer supervised, table of marble are characterized by bounces heart.
For kana ... which clothes which I who reported on "BLUMARINE" locally in the summer in Milan fashion week saw at show in the spring of 2019 line up for what kind of feeling and feeling to be heated to be heated while expecting in shop. As Collection line was just prepared, tension went up.
Pullover blouse (125,000 yen) of balloon sleeve which we fully did of sleeve is extremity of Romantik. Elegant silhouette and mariaju of fascinating floral design tickle fashion mind of woman. Motif that KOLOR is rich seems to let you create gaiety to face rotation as if we wore bouquet.
Lace and frill, embroidery, adult femininity including biju are such pride shiningly great as for the bijumochifu trainer of system only to brand which is popular even as for the high detail.
We admire the skill that hand letting you feel craftsman ship only in Italy to be works. As there is the mood that we seem to feel nostalgic for slightly, he/she calls in thymeless atmospheres for wearing.
This jumpsuit (420,000 yen) which we saw in orchid way that there was that there was. Delicate lace matched beautiful lavender and was interested since we saw at show. In fact, we repeated from cycling pants with orchid way look and were made styling. This novel layered attracted interest as attention trend worldwide.
It seems to be very wonderful when we dress this jumpsuit well in dress like according to the Shops staff. Atmosphere that point called jumpsuit is surely cooler than long dress, and is modern. We seem to look good even if we put on rider's jacket and denim jacket.
Finally "ALEXANDRE DE PARIS" (ALEXANDRE DE PARIS) which, after all, it is 3F, hair accessories brand from France that visited, and promotes the clothing to refined playful. heaakuse becomes trend by stylish snap in foreign countries, and I am interesting recently, too. He/she told that the Shops staff was various when we made undecisiveness here and there.
For example, we gather up hair behind and touch camellia-style hairpin on the rubber which we tied up. As I ranked rubber part, it is an eye-opener. We put on the rubber in this way, and accessories shine, too and show form of head neatly, too.
We added akuse (clockwise square model 17,000 yen, drop type 15,000 yen, straight line type 20,000 yen, circle type 17,000 yen) which we liked to "overseas stylish snap style" in various ways. We pass and touch aakusesari a lot and are OK like we put necklace and ring and make charge account.
Sense of fun and activeness only by adult woman are received. If we repeat some and be accompanied and do carefully as it is done, and hand maid is akuse provided with special feeling, it will be easy to finish in atmosphere that is deluxe, and is playful.
We can take in headband (26,000 yen) with vanity condition that is invisible lux childishly, too. Attach round hairpin (10,000 yen) of color of a similar shade aside, and in combination with movement. Hue with earrings (private properties) of vintage which we just bought in Milan is good. We all put and wanted to return as it is (laugh).
We put headband of "ALEXANDRE DE PARIS" and were surprised that feeling was soft. We heard that this was because size spread to match form of head while we put. We seem to come back to original size in a night when we fasten with attached stopper after having taken off headband.
Ball pin (5,500 yen) which good one garnished with flower motif when we wanted to attach one point to the clothing. This seems to be pleased with as gift. I thought that "we noticed" from various items in various ways and wanted to enjoy gamoraete, hair accessories more freely so as not to be able to introduce.
If fashion values "oneself preference" and "quality of oneself" and enjoys freely, we can keep company more comfortably. We wanted to mix in "the oneself first" freely from now on while surrounding brand that world was wide.
Text: Rie Miyata Photos: Kanako Noguchi Edit: Yuka Okada
GINZA SIX has so many brands from different countries catering to so many different tastes; I always feel like I’m somewhere overseas when I stop by. Fashion has lately moved to looks that mix and match tastes, transcending era and region—so, feeling like someone on a tour of the world, I wandered here and there to several unique boutiques.
First, I head to the fourth floor. Adore has many fans among adult women who prefer its wear-every-day fashion for women that combines the beautiful and the proper. I have several of their pieces in my wardrobe; it’s one of my favorite brands. Most of the items are remarkably versatile—they suit every occasion. The clothes are comfortable and unconstricting. The patterns are beautiful, even more so when they’re worn. The fabrics are sturdy, without overly accentuating body lines. It’s all very appealing.
With its somewhat vintage colors, this wonderful pleated skirt (53,000 yen; all prices listed before tax), catches my eye. A leafy print with lace docking. The pleat looks proper, and an intersection of multiple layers of lace adds a feminine finish.
This new one is for pre-autumn season. Pre-autumn items that can be worn from the start of summer tend to incorporate fall trends early, an appealing plus for fashion lovers. I can see wearing this with sandals for a breezy, mid-summer look. For fall and winter, I see a bohemian look, perhaps with boots and a loose-fitting knit.
You can feel the sturdy Adore quality with this item as well. Incorporating fabric from Silk & Co. of Italy, a stiffer fabric that neither clings nor hangs apart from your body, this dress (72,000 yen) makes an impression, especially its dramatic floral pattern, which looks like modern art.
The clincher is the ruffle on the sleeves. Trendy sleeve awareness will continue to have its moment beyond fall and winter. These sleeves make your arms look slender. It’s a dress carefully calculated to inspire happiness.
I like vests. This dress, which I’ve just encountered (73,000 yen), can be worn like one. (In passing, the dress comes with a belt made from the same fabric.) At times when you’re not quite satisfied with your look, simply donning a vest can make a world of difference. Vests are also a good way to expand your outfit options with the clothes you already have.
I tried it on over the Monotone Big Flower Print skirt from above. When fall comes, layering it on articles like a bowtie blouse or turtleneck will do. I’d want to coordinate with denim pants or mini-bottoms, too.
Next I go to By Malene Birger on the third floor, a Copenhagen brand that features a trademark Scandinavian practicality combining both art and effortlessness. It offers the artistic sensibility and color combinations typical of a Scandinavian brand. I love the effortless bohemian air.
Lady Face, an image of the free woman, is the motif of the brand’s 2019 spring/summer collection. For me, it brings to mind the idea of a woman with hidden reserves of strength and grace. The fun Dancing Girls print is simple but dynamic. The brand’s good sense is evident.
Here’s a scarf (12,000 yen) for scarf-lovers like me, with the Lady Face print. A scarf, of course goes around the neck, but can you also wear it at your waist, like this, like a piece of clothing? What do you think? Around your neck, over your head, around a bag—the rules for scarves aren’t set in stone. Today, I’m in the mood to have some fun with new ideas.
Trench coats are fairly standard, but this one (79,000 yen) creates a rounded, cocoon-like silhouette with a gentler feel, softening the generally mannish quality of the typical trench coat. I grab it instinctively and try it on. I’m surprised how light it is.
Here I’m also holding a vanity bag (22,200 yen) with a pouch inside. This brand is also known for its vanity bags. You may be familiar with its iconic Arabic Flower bag with its Middle Eastern feel. The brand’s GINZA SIX boutique features not just bags, but a wealth of wallets and pouches.
I try on this mesh-lace long skirt (21,600 yen). The vivid yellow has a positive vibe. I emerge from the changing room, in a spirited carefree mood somehow, and cannot help but spin round and round. The asymmetry is elegant. The cut-and-sew fabric creates a carefree look.
Folded, it packs down to nothing, making it easy to carry around. It leaves a gorgeous impression. It’d work great on trips when being photogenic is key.
Staying on the third floor, I wander next to Milan-based Blumarine, which features all the romance and brilliance needed to stir a woman’s heart. Supervised by the designer Anna Molinari, the boutique’s interior design features an original chandelier, marbled tables, and more to make your heart go pitter-patter.
At Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer 2019, I researched an article on Blumarine. So, full of expectation and excitement, I step into the shop. How would all the clothes I saw at the show look in the store? As it turns out, the entire collection is here, which adds to my excitement.
This pullover blouse with balloon sleeves (125,000 yen) is peak romance. An elegant silhouette pairs perfectly with an enchanting floral pattern to swell any woman’s sense of style. The color-rich motif, as if covered with flower bouquets, brightens anyone’s countenance.
The brand is also loved for its details, lace, frills, embroidery, and gemstones, the kind that accentuates an adult woman’s femininity. The glittering gemstone motifs as in the photo are applied with incredible skill.
I deeply admire the craftsmanship for which Italy is known. There’s a nostalgic air somewhere, too, that gives a timeless atmosphere to your look.
Yes, this is the one, the all-in-one (420,000 yen) I saw on the runway. The beautiful lavender harmonizes wondrously with the delicate lace. It has been on my mind since I saw it at the show. On the runway, it was actually layered over cycling pants, a novel style greeted with attention worldwide as an emerging hot trend.
This all-in-one, according to the shop staff, is also wonderful when worn like a dress. An all-in-one, it has a cooler, more modern feel than a long dress. It would look good, too, I think, with a rider’s jacket or denim jacket.
I remain on the third floor for my final stop: Alexandre de Paris, a France-based accessory brand that gives your look a refined and playful boost. I’m also really interested in hair accessories, which are currently trending in style snapshots overseas. As my gaze drifts from one to the next, the shop staff gives me a rundown.
As one example, I fix my hair in the back with a hair band and pin on a camellia hair pin. I attach the pin right over the band. Suddenly, I see the light! Attaching your hair accessories above the band as in the photo makes them stand out and flatters the shape of your head.
I tried some of the ones I liked—clockwise from the top, the square (17,000 yen), the drop (15,000 yen), the straight line (20,000 yen), and the circle (17,000 yen)—in the style of an overseas style snapshot. Just as it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a number of necklaces or rings at the same time, hair accessories work well in numbers.
Made with care by hand and exuding distinctiveness, the accessories manifest both the playfulness and glamour of adult women. Wearing several together makes it easy to create an atmosphere and look both playful and luxurious.
This katyusha headband (26,000 yen) can be used with a lux look without looking at all childish. Put a round hair pin (10,000 yen) of the same color next to it, and you have a dynamic combo. The colors go perfectly with the vintage earrings I bought in Milan and wore today. I want to wear them all home!
I’m surprised how softly and comfortably the Alexandre de Paris’ katyusha feels on my head. When worn for any time, I’m told, it expands to better fit the shape of your head. Use the attached stopper after taking off the katyusha to return to its original size overnight.
The flower motif ball pins (5,500 yen) are perfect for adding grace notes of style to your look. They also make great gifts. There are so many items here, more than I can show you, and I’ve gained some fashion insights from seeing them all. I plan to have more fun making freer use of hair accessories.
Fashion’s more rewarding if you approach what you like or what suits you with a sense that you’re free to have fun. Going around to see these worldwide brands, I come away wanting to stretch my imagination, to create my own fashion firsts.
Text：Rie Miyata Photos：Kanako Noguchi Edit：Yuka Okada
Fashion journalist and fashion director. Communicates reports on collections, trend analysis, outfit commentary, and movie fashion connections to a broad audience via diverse media. Produces her own television mail-order brand; serves as new brand startup consultant and e-commerce site advisor and makes numerous appearances on TV and at seminars and other events.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram