Posts Tagged ‘harajuku’

LACTOSE INTOLER-ART ON FRUITS MAGAZINE PLUS OTHER UPDATES

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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(Photo: www.tokyofashion.com)

Lately there have been a lot of exciting news going on for one of our artists, Lactose Intoler-Art. Recently, a Lactose Intoler-Art tote bag design was featured in two different issues of FRUITS magazine. FRUITS is a street fashion magazine based in Japan that captures photographs of unique people on the streets there. The tote bag was worn by Tavuchi, the owner of the famous “Spank!” used clothing shops.

After sending a “Spank!” inspired necklace to Tavuchi, she was happy to walk the streets of Harajuku sporting it, and be photographed by street fashion photographers around Tokyo. Tokyo Fashion (www.tokyofashion.com) was one of the first to take pictures of Tavuchi, and to post it online featuring Tavuchi’s unique style and Lactose Intoler-Art’s new online store.

In the meantime, Lactose Intoler-Art continues to update us with new art and vintage items to his online shops, and is creating new work as well. In fact, this new illustration has never been seen before, and Made With Japan will be the first to show it. The illustration is inspired by recent trends in Tokyo, including high platform shoes, sheer skirts, and the mixing of bold patterns. Lactose Intoler-Art is currently donating work through Art Drive Japan, Made with Japan’s effort to support Japan after the earthquake of 3.11 as well as other various charities. Future plans for the brand is to continue creating new work, and to go back to Tokyo later this year.

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Be sure and check out Lactose Intoler-Art’s at the following links.

BLOG: http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com
ONLINE STORE: http://lactoseintolerart.bigcartel.com
ETSY SHOP: http://lactoseintolerart.etsy.com

NINCOMPOOP CAPACITY S/S 2011「27」
ニンカンプープキャパシティー S/S 2011「27」

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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By Nincompoop Capacity / Graphics by Made with Japan

Hashio from Nicompoop Capacity just sent us some pictures from their spring/summer lineup. Nincompoop is a indie street fashion brand based in Tokyo. If you would like to know more about these guys, you can read an interview HERE.

“Our theme from Spring/Summer is “27.” The reasons it’s 27 is because I will be 27 this year.

Also, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison, Shannon Hoon, Jeff Buckley, and  Ozaki Yutaka all left this world at the same age of 27. I’m wondering if something will happen to me this year…. ” -Hashio
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Nincompoop Capacityの春夏のテーマは『27』です。理由は単純に今年で27歳だから。

それと、カートコバーン、ジミーヘンドリクス、ジャニス・ジョプリン、ジム・モリソン、シャノン・フーン、ジェフ・バックリィ、尾崎豊が自分と同じ歳で死んでるので、27歳って何かあるのかな・・・って意味で27にしました。

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DOG HARAJUKU:
UNDERGROUND STREET FASHION BRAND GOES TO HONG KONG

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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原宿と高円寺にショップがあるストリートファッションブランドDOG in香港。
香港のWTC MoreショッピングモールでDOGのファッションショーとポップアップ・ストアを12/9公開。上のビデオはイベントとDOGを香港の人達へ紹介する為に作られたもの。えんじょい!

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The WTC More shopping mall in Hong Kong hosted a fashion show and pop-up store exclusively featuring the eccentric fashion of Dog Harajuku this past Thursday. These videos promoting the event in Hong Kong introduces Dog and will give you a glimpse of what their store and fashion looks like. Video is mostly in Chinese, hosted by my friend Ivan Wang. But wait! There’s a commentary by American fashion designer Jeremy Scott in the middle. (In English ofcourse)

Dog is a Japanese street fashion brand that has lead the underground fashion scene in Tokyo throughout the decade and consistently remains a staple store to the kids who live by the sub-culture.  Their shop is hidden away in a basement on Harajuku Street selling a variety of vintage and reworked items. They also own another located called Secret Dog in the Kita-Kore building in Koenji. Dog owner Satake Kai and designer Takuma Fuji create the pieces themselves, often incorporating an industrial punk flair. Expect to see a lot of metal plates, studs, spikes, and other bling of the sorts. Sometime within the past few years, even Lady Gaga has fallen victim of the Dog fashion and visits the store to get her fix when she’s in Japan. We respect Gaga, but who in the underground cares what celebrities think, right? Made with Japan guarantees you their high level of street creds. Owner and designer of Nincompoop Capacity, another popular street fashion brand likewise with shops in Harajuku and Koenji, expressed respect for Dog by mentioning their continuing popularity with the young kids in their interview with us HERE.

Jingumae 3-23-3 B1, Shibuya-ku
Tel: 03 3746 8110
Web: http://www.dog-hjk.com/

MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY- JAPAN FALL 2010 : PART 2

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

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At Nincompoop Capacity store in Harajuku. I visited Hashio and Take to get an inside look at their underground street fashion brand. You can view pictures of their cool clothing and the interview here. Thanks again Nincompoop!

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In front of the popular department store, Laforet Harajuku. While walking back home after the interview, I ran into a Japanese friend of mine whom I met in the U.S.  What a pleasant surprise! to say the least.

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MADE WITH JAPAN PHOTO DIARY- JAPAN FALL 2010 : PART 1

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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The purpose of our photo diary is to share our snapshots. This first series features my visit to Japan during Fall 2010. Enjoy!

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Looking out into Harajuku/Omotesando and Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo. One of the cool things about the concrete labyrinth of Tokyo are the large patches of greenery which can be enjoyed at parks and Shinto shrines where people can go picnicking or take a stroll.

In this area, you will be pleased to find arguably, the best shopping in the world.  Find anything from the cheap and funky fashion items, small underground fashion boutiques, large fast fashion stores, to the international luxury brands. The area is also known as the breeding ground for Tokyo street fashion and youth culture. If you ever come across a Tokyo street fashion snap, chances are they were taken on one of the streets here. The kids here really know how to mix up styles and get away with looking good!

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NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS - MWJ MEETS NINCOMPOOP CAPACITY
インタビュー - NINCOMPOOP CAPACITY

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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While I was in Japan this fall, I met with Japanese designers and other cool people who have influence on youth-culture of Japan today. I interviewed these people with the goal to introduce their work while at the same time, to get a more personal view of them as individuals. I also asked them to share their thoughts on various topics about Japan. My heart was filled with appreciation as these people were kind enough to take time out of their super busy schedules to make it happen.

The first people I met was Hashio and Take from Nincompoop Capacity. Nincompoop Capacity is a underground U.K. punk influenced fashion brand from Tokyo, with their original store in Koenji and their newer second store in the backstreets of Harajuku. Nincompoop design and make the clothing for their brand themselves and sell a wide range of original, one-off remakes, and vintage clothing.

2010年の秋、日本でかっこいい事をしている人達、主にデザイナーやモデルさんをインタビューさせて頂きました。Made with Japanのインタビューの目的は世界に彼らの作品や仕事を紹介するだけでわなく、個人の考えやフィロソフィーの事を話すこと。その他、「日本」について様々なトピックを語ります。皆めちゃくちゃ忙しいスケジュールの中、インタビューさせて頂く時間を作ってくれました。一人一人に対しての感謝の気持ちと会えた喜びで胸がいっぱいになりました。本当にありがとう。

東京に着いた一週間目に会ってくれたのは高円寺と原宿でオリジナル作、リメーク作、古着をショップに並べている「Nincompoop Capacity」のオーナー兼デザイナー、はしおーさんとタケさんでした。Nincompoop CapacityはU.K.パンク乗りのストリートブランドです。

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