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.
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.
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
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
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
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