Kelly Wetherille

Kelly Wetherille is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter who has lived in Tokyo for over 15 years. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications including Women's Wear Daily (WWD), The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Mainichi Shimbun and CNN Travel. She covers topics related to fashion, beauty, retail, business, travel and culture.
Kelly Wetherille
Kelly Wetherille is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter who has lived in Tokyo for over 15 years. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications including Women's Wear Daily (WWD), The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Mainichi Shimbun and CNN Travel. She covers topics related to fashion, beauty, retail, business, travel and culture.

Latest from Kelly Wetherille

One of Japan’s quirkiest fashion characters has a life-size replica of C-3PO – and she’s 62

Eriko Yagi is a recognisable character at Milan Fashion Week because of her quirky, playful sense of style. She makes some of her clothes and collects toys.

1 Nov 2018 - 3:02PM

Eriko Yagi is a recognisable character at Milan Fashion Week because of her quirky, playful sense of style. She makes some of her clothes and collects toys.

One of Japan’s quirkiest fashion characters has a life-size replica of C-3PO – and she’s 62
What high-end Chinese shoppers buy in Tokyo: Japanese cosmetics and beauty products, niche brands, luxury items – and lots of them

Not simply binge buyers, Chinese shoppers in the Japanese capital have become more deliberate about their shopping, favouring unique Japanese brands and international luxury items – and always looking for a bargain.

22 Aug 2018 - 9:18AM

Not simply binge buyers, Chinese shoppers in the Japanese capital have become more deliberate about their shopping, favouring unique Japanese brands and international luxury items – and always looking for a bargain.

What high-end Chinese shoppers buy in Tokyo: Japanese cosmetics and beauty products, niche brands, luxury items – and lots of them
Tokyo shopping guide: six lesser known fashion districts bursting with vintage and luxury stores

Whether you want high-end boutiques or streetwear stores, Tokyo has you covered. But for those wanting to get away from the tourist-lined streets, these smaller neighbourhoods sprouting hip stores are the place to go

18 Jun 2018 - 5:50PM

Whether you want high-end boutiques or streetwear stores, Tokyo has you covered. But for those wanting to get away from the tourist-lined streets, these smaller neighbourhoods sprouting hip stores are the place to go

Tokyo shopping guide: six lesser known fashion districts bursting with vintage and luxury stores
Russian fashion designer Artem Shumov on how China is inspiring his new collections

Shanghai-based Russian designer Artem Shumov made a splash at Moscow fashion week with a collection full of subtle Chinese influences born of his four years spent in the country

15 May 2018 - 8:16PM

Shanghai-based Russian designer Artem Shumov made a splash at Moscow fashion week with a collection full of subtle Chinese influences born of his four years spent in the country

Russian fashion designer Artem Shumov on how China is inspiring his new collections
Why Japanese jeans and denim are trending and which labels you should be wearing

Boutique outlets Red Card, Kuro, Japan Blue Jeans and Full Count all feature the country’s highly prized fabric, but even big name stores such as Gap and Uniqlo cater to customers looking for jeans and jackets that are a cut above

28 Apr 2018 - 6:52PM

Boutique outlets Red Card, Kuro, Japan Blue Jeans and Full Count all feature the country’s highly prized fabric, but even big name stores such as Gap and Uniqlo cater to customers looking for jeans and jackets that are a cut above

Why Japanese jeans and denim are trending and which labels you should be wearing
Women’s brands return to Tokyo Fashion Week, with handmade detailing and rich textures the biggest trends

After several seasons of menswear lines dominating the catwalks, female designers made a welcome return with stunning collections from newcomer THE Dallas and rising stars Akiko Aoki and Yohei Ohno

29 Mar 2018 - 7:46AM

After several seasons of menswear lines dominating the catwalks, female designers made a welcome return with stunning collections from newcomer THE Dallas and rising stars Akiko Aoki and Yohei Ohno

Women’s brands return to Tokyo Fashion Week, with handmade detailing and rich textures the biggest trends