English  Japanese 

News RSS



TOKKOU x LDC Shanghai Fashion Weekend

We are pleased to announce that TOKKOU will join the LDC pop up store in Shanghai, China from 18 - 20 October. Please come and join us. celebration Shanghai Fashion Weekend. We have an event planned on Mon, October 21at the stylish NIO House, in Shanghai Tower. Please book your seat from here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ldc-x-responsible-and-stylish-fashion-and-transport-with-nio-tickets-74550609881--- (From LDC Press Release)Across Shanghai Fashion Weekend this October, we’ll be popping up for three days in Shanghai to bring our specialized concept store to China for the first time. The store will feature independent fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands, each with their own individual story to tell. DATES: 18 - 20 OctoberHOURS: 10 AM - 7 PM DAILYADDRESS: Shanghai Exhibition Centre  WHAT TO EXPECT: One of a kind products from 20+ of the most exciting independent fashion, accessories and lifestyle brands innovating their respective industries. Discover designers...

Continue reading



TOKKOU x LDC x LFW - Presentations + Concept Store in Covent Garden (9th - 22nd September 2019)

We are pleased to announce that we will join the LDC pop up store in London, Covent Garden from 9th to 22nd September. We plan to do events and a few surprises. Please check our Instagram account for more details!  Across London Fashion Week this September, we’ll be popping up for two weeks in Covent Garden for a specialized concept store and brand presentations. The store will feature independent fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands, each with their own individual story to tell. DATES: 9 - 22 September HOURS: 10 - 7 PM DAILY ADDRESS: 138 Long Acre, COVENT GARDEN, WC2E 9AA Discover unique + one-of-a-kind product, meet the designers behind the brands, join one of our exclusive daily events and join one of our highly sought...

Continue reading



Today’s Focus: Okayama

Okayama is Japan’s denim mecca, and is best known for its 16th-century Okayama Castle, or “Crow Castle” and for an iconic formal garden called Korakuen.  But like any other place in Japan, delicious local foods awaits in the gorgeous town of Okayama. The town is rich in gorgeous seafood, crops from the plateaus of the northern area and its own unique type of beef. If you’re touring Japan, be sure to enjoy the local flavor of this countryside town. Some of our favorites include: 1. Kaki Oko (Oyster Okonomiyaki) Oyster farming is popular in the Hinase-area, 45 kilometers east from the center of Okayama. Kaki oko is a local savory Japanese-stye pancake made with fresh, juicy oysters and cabbage. We can’t...

Continue reading



Announcement & Invitation: London-based cult Japanese fashion house TOKKOU launches SS2019 collection

Following their highly successful SS2019 show in September of last year, TOKKOU - https://www.tokkou.co.uk/ - will be stocking their SS2019 collection at Pure Labels , Notting Hill from 23rd May - 22nd June 2019, and celebrating their comeback with an exclusive fashion show and event line up (please see below for details). TOKKOU is a contemporary Japanese clothing brand based in London that stays true to its Japanese roots whilst also having a voice of its own, creating an empowered and lasting impact. The brand’s unique designs draw inspiration from the traditional Japanese youth subculture, known as bosozoku . Bosozoku is all about over-the-top modified motorcycles, overly-styled hairdos, leather jackets, overalls, tall boots and round sunglasses (think American greaser culture...

Continue reading



About Japanese Denim (Okayama Denim)

Most denim-enthusiasts are already aware that Japanese denim is produced in Okayama, particularly in the city of Kojima. Although Japanese denim has a longstanding history dating as far back as the 16th century, its production in Okayama grew significantly after the 1960s, when imported jeans were becoming popular. Today, Okayama is a recognized production center for superior quality denim that is considered as some of the best around the world. The Origin of Japanese Denim Finding any literature that explains the history of Japanese denim before the 50s in English can be tough. However, present-day denim researchers claim that Japanese denim may even be several centuries old. The mass production of Okayama denim started with large construction projects, which involved...

Continue reading


 English  Japanese