Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2018 S/S will be held from October 16 – 22, with Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills serving as its primary venues. 48 brands will be participating, of which there are 17 brands participating for the first

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September 30, 2017

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Communication The human resource market is currently considered to be an extreme sellers’ market. The struggle to recruit new graduates for the spring of 2018 extends to the fashion industry, and the state of the industry having more job openings

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“Do we need so many stores right now?” -United Arrows Senior Advisor Hirofumi Kurino The Harajuku Main Store will be renovated in September. It will be relaunched as the United Arrows flagship store merging the Women’s and Men’s halls. A

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Aiming to expand business with stable management resources Examples of Tokyo’s young to mid-career designers entering into capital alliances are on the rise. Their partners in this include trading companies and retail businesses. Here, the demands of designers seeking stable

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Non-sale revenues expanded, while revenues across all companies grew 2.6% When LUMINE delayed its store-wide summer sale by two weeks compared to the previous year, to run from 28 July to 6 August, non-sale revenues expanded as planned. While July-only

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A new trend of strongly independent and sexy women It’s me, Coming Soon Research Lab’s own Head Researcher, Rei Shito! I’m back to tell you about the appearance of a new style genre for girls, the Musk-style girl! What’s “Musk-style”?

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Thoughts on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between The Metropolitan Museum of Art is situated on the east edge of New York’s Central Park. Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons:

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Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons shoots up the rankings “The power of fashion frees people from preconceived notions” / “Overwhelming creativity” Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons shot up the rankings in the Rankings of the Most Creative Designers

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Optimising profit balance around a new revenue source Major department stores are expanding their real-estate businesses as a new source of revenue. As department stores continue to struggle with their sales and profits, many are reviewing the business composition used

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In the “Second Corporate Attractiveness Survey” carried out by the Dentsu PR & Corporate Communication Strategic Studies Institute, “Hiring systems & working style reform” were the undisputed top subjects respondents indicated as “societal issues I would like corporations to proactively

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