Originally Posted by Fuuma
Where did you learn about some of the Japanese stuff you've posted, I haven't even been exposed to most of the names. Is it from non-no and all that stuff? Maybe I should look at the text as there are like 2-3 brands I like.
BTW anyone knows who styled the movie don't laugh at my romance., it is Margiela-ish coupled with that Japanese obsession with white knits/skirts and beanies.
Tradeshows, showrooms, traveling essentially to windowshop, and making meticulous mental notes the entire time. have a very good memory for collections, brands, etc... It's important and useful for retailers, other designers, and in marketing and advertising. If you know people who need this type of information, contact info, marketing info, etc... I am available for consultations.
If you want to learn about this stuff from print, I would suggest that you get copies of GAP Press Men, which is a Japanese publication that does synopsis of runway shows and installations - 2 editions per season - 1 for Milan/Paris, the other for NYC/Tokyo, which I think is a pretty good delineation. Paris and Milan are more concerned with designer and high fashion and Tokyo and NYC have a more streetwear/casualwear bent. I look at Men's Non-no occasionally, and I'll pick up a copy when I am in Seattle or in San Francisco, but I find that these magazines cater to very specific audiences.
Some stores carry the stuff. Blue in Green carries some Fullcount, some Somet basics, etc... A few stores used to carry Dope & Drakkar.
If you like Woolrich Woolen Mills and Gilded Age, but wear it in a more urbane way, you may like Dope&Drakkar.
If you muted, washed fabrics and like the styling at LN-CC, you may like Kiminori Morishita and HALB - I think that Morishita is still the creative director there.