here's a piece on Visvim from BoF (by Eugene Rabkin of all people, aka Faust of SZ). nothing particularly new here, but people may still be interested http://www.businessoffashion.com/2015/02/japans-visvim-old-new-new.html
yeah, the only barrier to entry is money. and a look around the internet will show you that buying cool obscurantist brands, and especially wearing them all together at the same time, definitely doesn't make you cool.
you mean the one I posted? It's the brand list for Atelier in NYC.yeah, this could be true. they didn't always have that "and more brands I CAN'T SAY HERE" thing on the page so I think everyone just started assuming the list was complete, and CCP (very noticeably) wasn't there.people who really want to know should just call. the number is on their site.