Ahhh Fashion, you do keep us entertained. And this week it seems more than usual with Tokyo’s Fashion Night Out sending hordes of fashionistas into Tokyo’s Omotesando Hills to sample, indulge and completely succumb to the cutting edge of Japan’s design aesthetic. And in true Japanese style the lines between fashion, beauty and art blurred significantly with acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami -who previously teamed up with Louis Vuitton- and Shu Uemura launching their 6 Princess collaboration for the 2013 holiday season. Also hitting the Tokyo streets for some fashion fanfare was model turned actress turned Tokyo’s FNO ambassador Ai Tominaga, and a surprise guest in the form of controversial director turned skate-culture creative Larry Clark of Kids and Ken Park infamy.
Meanwhile across the waters, New York is diving head first into Fashion Week with film, music and television celebrities rubbing shoulders with designers, models, fashion buyers and any number of beautiful pseudo-celebrities in a buffet of Spring Collections and Couture genius. Proving its might as a leviathan of fabric and design alchemy this years catwalks will include frocks from the likes of Herve Leger, Sass & Bide, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Tam, Tory Birch, Betsey Johnson, Michael Kors, Y-3 and Tadashi Shoji to name but a few. And for those who love their reality TV, Project Runway, Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe will also be showing off their progeny.
And lets not forget this weeks biggest fashion faux pas courtesy of Russell Brand at the GQ Awards, when he not only reminded the onlookers of a certain German designer’s checkered past, but laid waist to the fashion magazine’s audience and corporate sponsors with typical Brand joviality. The brilliance of Russell Brand is that behind the laughter, no one can see you cringe.
Meanwhile closer to home, David Jones Sydney Store has just unveiled its annual Flower Show lighting up the city store’s windows in a blaze of colour themed The Enchanted Florence, a beautifully realized showcase of nature and shape inspired by the works of fashion icon Florence Broadhurst.
So regardless of your fashion credentials, this is the one week to make sure you look sharp… and stay classy.