Fashion: Bed J.W. Ford Men’s Wear Spring 2022 Showcased At Happo-en In Tokyo Fashion Week SS2022 (Photos)

Yamagishi incorporated country and romantic influences, which he mixed with a modern take on formalwear. 
Textiles were richly textured and often deeply pigmented: raised, thin stripes in bright orange, white and colorful flecks were seen on trenchcoats, pants, and jackets, while metallic, leaf-patterned jacquard in red and black was used for short-sleeved shirts and pleated, knee-length shorts.
Yamagishi also showed a variety of softly tailored suits: a shimmering navy one, a black version with an off-center, double-breasted jacket and ankle-length skirt, and a baby blue iteration with wide-legged pants and a leisure-suit-inspired jacket.

Fashion: Exclusive Photos Of Designer Brand - IRENISA Showcased At Tokyo Fashion Week

Brand name: IRENISA 
Designers: Yu Kobayashi / Yuji Abe 
Designer Profile: Before establishing IRENISA as a Design Duo, Yu Kobayashi served as an experienced pattern maker at Yohji Yamamoto while Yuji Abe worked on Planning, design, and product development for Support Surface.
Brand Profile [Established year] 2020 IN 2018, THE COMPANY DO-SI LLC Was ESTABLISHED, and later that year  "IRENISA" Launched with its 2020FW COLLECTION. 
Category Men's Ready to Wear Launched at Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo. Date: 30th August 2022 (16.00).
In a recent interview with Rakuten The Designers Were Asked:
What inspired you to become a fashion designer? Describe developments leading up to the brand launch.
Kobayashi: When looking at foreigners wearing kimonos, I wondered if there was a conception of cool-looking clothes regardless of the country.
I thought that if we could make clothes, no matter the national framework, we would be able to conceive clothes that would be accepted by people everywhere.
Abe: since I was a teenager, I had a yearning for making things and an interest in fashion, so inevitably, I aimed to make clothes.
Tracing patterns and designing are directly linked, and I trained as a patterner in my previous job. Even now, we create all the patterns for IRENISA.
They were also asked about their  2022 S/S collection
Why have you chosen Tokyo (Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO) as the venue for presenting your collection?
We want to raise the brand’s name recognition nationwide by participating, and increasing the consumption of wholesalers is a key factor for continuing the brand.
Choosing to lean on their architectural influences, the lookbook is infused with subtle nods in the color palette or pattern cutting. However, the color story is kept to minimal warm earth tones.
Photo Source: Instyle Asia
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Runway Fashion: Exclusive Photos From Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo Featuring- Designer Brand - UCF (SS2022 collection)

Brand: UCF (SS2022 collection) 
Designer Profile:
UCF design team Brand Profile [Established year] 2014.
UCF was started by UEDA Fashion Laboratory in 2014 to propose an innovative brand combining ambitious young creators and Japanese traditional textile weavers. Inspired by extraordinary materials full of craftsmanship, the talented youth create an original and pure “Black & White Universe”. Category Women's / Ready To Wear Date: 2nd September 2022 at Shibuya Hikarie Hall, Shibuya Tokyo 
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FASHION: Target Introduces The Fall Designer Collection And The Designers Are A Force To Reckon With.

 Target is following up its much-talked-about spring dress collaboration with Christopher John Rogers, Rixo, and Alexis with an equally impressive slate of designers for fall.
The Fall Designer Collection features more than 180 modern and classic fall wardrobe essentials, ranging in price from $15-$80, with most items under $50.
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The capsules will be available for a limited time only beginning in September, with sizes ranging from XXS to 4X.
Retailer collaborating with Rachel Comey, Victor Glemaud, Sandy Liang and Nili Lotan on a limited-time-only collection of more than 180 apparel and accessories items for fall, with most items under $50
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced The Fall Designer Collection, featuring four limited-time-only design partners: Rachel Comey, Victor Glemaud, Sandy Liang and Nili Lotan. Representing each designer’s signature aesthetic, The Fall Designer Collection features more than 180 modern and classic fall wardrobe essentials, ranging in price from $15-$80, with most items under $50.
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“For the past 20 years, our guests have continued to express excitement when we introduce them to new and emerging designers from across the globe, all at an incredible value,” says Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “This fall, we’re building upon that legacy and bringing together four dynamic and highly-regarded designers to introduce a collection of inclusive, on-trend and timeless fashion staples to re-energize guests’ wardrobes for the fall season.”
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Per Target's website, The Fall Designer Collection features modern and versatile designs that will endure season after season and reflects Target’s commitment to inclusivity, ranging in size from XXS-4X will be available on Target.com and in select Target stores this September, as well as via Target’s contactless same-day pickup options, including Drive Up and Order Pickup.
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Lifestyle: Exclusive Catch-Up Interview With Fashion Model Rowan Summers.

Determination is an essential part of success, Though determination can be a positive and powerful motivator, continuing to feel determined can be incredibly difficult when we encounter obstacles and setbacks. One person who has always inspired me is Rowan Summers, He never stops working and chasing his dreams, I interviewed him a few years ago (see it here) and I was blown away by his amazing personality, as you all know the world went through an experience, things changed, people decided to rebrand and find different ways to stay motivated, I always love to seek new ways to stay focused and motivated so I decided to do a catch-up interview with this amazing model and I hope you learn a thing or two from him. 
Interviewed By- Linda Bella

Photography -Ferch Ugalde
OTSM: Wow, Let’s catch up Rowan, But first of all, please Re-Introduce yourself to our fans and readers, telling us more about you and your personal lifestyle?
My name is Rowan Summers, I´m 32 years old, from Namibia, I speak 3 languages English, Afrikaans, and Spanish. I graduated as a Biochemist/ Chemist in 2014. After that, I went on to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter, model, actor, and businessman. My hobbies include singing, composing, meditating, playing the piano, cooking, exercising, traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, spending time in nature, and creating art in any kind of way.
My personal lifestyle is always revolved around being a better version of myself and being my authentic self in everything that I do!
OTSM: How has COVID affected you both personally and professionally?
It has taught me that one really has to live each day to the fullest, show your value to this world in the best way that you can, and that if there is time to start making your dreams a reality, the time is now.
Photography- Ferch Ugalde
OTSM: When did you first have any inclination that you might be model material?
I never did, I just always knew that I was meant to do big things in this world and I just strived towards that, and modeling presented itself to me and I took the opportunity.
OTSM: Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown? 
I grew up in the capital city of my country called Windhoek. For me, one of the best things to do is to spend time with my family and friends in whichever way we could, back home we love to have barbecues and to go to the beach. As well, spending time in nature with the animals.
OTSM: What do you consider your biggest professional success so far?
A few weeks ago I worked for Esquire Mexico and that was pretty amazing for me, having said that I’ve done jobs in the past that have made me pinch myself and overwhelmed me with gratitude so the list is quite long. I am currently recording my first album as a solo artist and that is quite an accomplishment for me as well.
OTSM: What do you think about the state of fashion today?
I love how the fashion industry has evolved throughout the past years into embracing all the forms and sizes of what is found out there and making people feel more comfortable and confident about who they are authentically and that they don’t need to conform to some generic stereotype of what beauty is supposed to look like.
Photography- Ferch Ugalde
OTSM: What is the most spontaneous and the most difficult thing you’ve ever done?
It was on the 21st of August 2019, when I finally decided to pursue the biggest dream of my life which was to start my career as a professional singer and put myself out there. It was one of the best decisions of my life.
OTSM: So, How has your perception of the industry changed over time?
In the beginning, I was so focused on striving for perfection and right now, I have made peace with the fact that perfection does not exist, and being present and conscious at the moment, giving it your all, is the best way you can nail it.
OTSM: Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?
My personal style depends on my mood within that particular day. I love Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Levi, Perry Ellis, Ted Baker, and lots more.
Photography- Ferch Ugalde
OTSM: Is there any brand you would love to model for?
It has always been my dream to model for Calvin Klein and I did it so I guess to answer your question, the love would be to maintain working for them.
OTSM: Do you have any special Talents?
I love to sing, compose, and play the piano. I love Mathematics (Calculus) and Chemistry. To cook and bake creatively.
OTSM: Have you always been aware of your appeal?
I try to be the best version of myself every single day and I think through that awareness, it creates how people perceive me.
OTSM: How do you keep in shape?
I work out a minimum of 4 days a week, run once or twice a week, and follow the 80:20 or 70:30 diet rule which means that every day all my meals and snacks follow either the 80:20 or 70:30, healthy: unhealthy ratio structure.
OTSM: What keeps you feeling positive and motivated especially during these difficult times filled with uncertainties?
The first thing I do when I wake up is to meditate. Then I say positive affirmations out loud and then write down everything that I´m grateful for in that moment. I surround myself with like-minded, positive, and successful people who inspire and motivate me. I do early morning mind programming where I read, listen, and watch motivational content to strive towards a better me. I practice mindfulness and discipline myself to be conscious all the time and live in the present. I work a lot with the law of attraction. Through all of these practices, it helps me a lot to stay positive and motivated.
OTSM: What do you consider the most common stereotype about male models?
I have met so many different male models at this point in time that I no longer have the common stereotype in mind. I have been surprised.
OTSM: Is there anything you would like to change about the modeling industry?
I think right now, the industry is doing well with regards to accepting all shapes and sizes so to answer your question, I wouldn't change anything about the industry at the moment because when it comes to change- they are doing it already.
OTSM: What advice would you give to aspiring male models out there?
Be yourself in the most authentic way you can be, give 100% to each job, perfection does not exist so get over that, believe in yourself, and understand that more success comes from failure.
OTSM: Name some of your Favourite photographers?
Ferch Ugalde, Eduardo Garcia, Gabe Araujo.
OTSM: I noticed most brands and potential agents hesitate to contact or collaborate with a model lately especially if the person has less than 5000 followers, Do you think it’s fair that social media plays a big part when it comes to a model booking a job today?
Well, I guess having a strong presence on social media opens up a lot of doors, It gives you a platform to influence society and It's all about treating it as a business instead of taking it personally, however, I think the most important part of it is to not lose your essence as a human being, knowing that real experiences and validation has more value than superficiality and to not become a victim of social media approval because I´ve seen that the obsession to grow on social media and have high numbers of followers is causing more depression in society and is making people believe that your value as a person is based upon your social media stats.
OTSM: I think that is a brilliant answer, I feel it's all about engagement, sadly lately followers can be bought but what we can not buy is -Engagement. I hope most social media users will continue to believe in themselves and their content and not feel the need to compare their platform to that of the more popular models and influencers. Which brings me to my next question - When you look back to the start of your career, what would you say has been the biggest hurdle you had to overcome and how did you do it?
It was to learn how to be myself, to accept that giving the best version of myself was enough, to believe in myself, and to know my worth. All of this was achieved day by day through trial and error, taking risks, living life, making mistakes, learning how to give and accept love, meditation, affirmations, doing everything with passion, staying humble, remaining true to yourself, surrounding myself with like-minded people, making dreams a reality, reading, never allowing anyone to disrespect you, and to disrupt your inner peace.
OTSM: What are some of your latest and upcoming projects?
I am currently working on my first album which is about the trials and tribulations of love and will be releasing the first single in the upcoming weeks.

Exclusive Interview With Top European Fashion Model - SKOMANTE.

 MEET FASHION MODEL -SKOMANTE aka SKY
Fashion Model Skomante Also Known As SKY is staging a fashion industry takeover. Blonde, Creative, and Beautiful she takes our breath away with her amazing creativity and personality. She is Originally from one of the Baltic Countries in Europe “Lithuania” and can be described as a “Globe Trotter”, she finally decided to move to the United Kingdom in 2013. She enjoys Modelling, Learning, and gaining new experiences and above all, she enjoys one of her biggest passion which is “Fashion Design”, In her own words “ I started reinventing one of my biggest passion in life which is to create clothing and design them in my own unique way, while also putting myself into new concepts".
(Read The Full Interview Below)
Photo By - Kris Talikowski
OTSM: How did you decide to become a model? Who or what inspired you?
Wow!, It all started long ago at the age of  4 years my Mum took me to Foto atelje in a not very well known Lithuanian City called Mazeikiai, I had my first photo modeling shoot there and I felt like “ the fish into the water “. That was when I decided that I would love to do this again and enjoy as much of this experience as I can, it just gave me that right feeling and vibe that this is what I was meant to do, you know what I mean right?
OTSM: Oh yes I know exactly what you mean, Can you tell us about the people who may have influenced your life and career?
Yes sure. First of all, I was a child who had her own opinion and I was a little creator who liked the things her own way and some of them were very specific as I do create my own rules that included inspirational sources too. Other than that I guess one of the people who inspired me the most was my Mum. She always told me to set my own goals and standards high, love myself, and be kind to others and this is where all magic began.
OTSM: What do you enjoy most of the modeling?
I think it’s a Challenging career, and I enjoy challenges very much, I enjoy discovering new things about fashion and modeling and reinventing myself every time.
OTSM: When you were a child, what career/job/field did you want to go into?
Growing up I had a big dream and goal, I wanted to be a Boss a Queen, and a Dancer. There is never one dream job in my mind even till now, it just never stops as I keep thinking of new ideas and concepts daily, I want to be my own boss and be an inspiration to other aspiring Boss Queens out there.
Photo By- Julian Burr
OTSM: What do you think about the state of fashion today?
I think the state of fashion is in massive produce levels ( If I may include fast fashion into it) I love it but also it scares me because many bad things come to fast fashion including labor, underpaying their workers, etc- and this needs to be fixed. But In terms of Couture creations, the designers are more cautious when they order garments, they are looking into new ways to reinvent and use sustainable materials, and much more, that is why at this point I’m very proud of that.
OTSM: So, has your perception of the industry changed over time?
Yes, it did change indeed. Even though I know that changing Perceptions not as easy as you think, especially because most people are pretty skeptical when it comes to the modeling industry, so you can’t change their perception about something by just telling them to think differently, it's by what people see and experience and due to the experiences I have had in the industry my perception changed. I love how fashion showcases women in a different and unique way.
OTSM: What is your personal style? And what are some of the Hobbies you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Hm! When it comes to my personal style I always say I am still yet to decide because I am in search of something "Unique". I want something personalized to my liking so that when I see it I can say to myself "Yes This is Me" and I need to make sure I am comfortable in it.
My hobbies? I love to play piano, Playing tennis, Reading books, Practice the act of Meditation, and also exercising. Lastly, I do create dress designs and love to recycle old clothing.
Photo By - Lina Ruzauskiene
OTSM: What does “Women’s Empowerment mean to you?” Is this about gender equality, or is it more than that?
Women empowerment means a lot to me. It’s way much more than Gender equality personally for me. Women need to rise and stand together, taking back all that belongs to them, and I am not saying this in a condescending way, I just mean women need to stand together in solidarity, Women's empowerment is about promoting women's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.
OTSM: What are the qualities of an empowered woman? 
And how can women be empowered while maintaining their femininity?
One and only quality of an empowered woman is the real Boss statement that includes a lot of skills,  endless capabilities for various different things in life overall. Honestly. In my own strong opinion, I could say that women are already powerful because femininity is power and a gift that every woman has, obviously yes you have to maintain it. I think it's about choosing what's best for each and every one of us, Whether it about maintaining femininity by going to a beauty salon once a week or more or someone choosing to do yoga or daily run or breathing exercises. To me, I feel It’s a very personal thing with personal ways on how to maintain femininity that empowers you.
OTSM: Can you share your personal icons of empowered women and what sets them apart?
Honestly, I don’t have a single icon from the stars or well-known people. I couldn’t choose anyone from them. The only idol for me is a very powerful woman and she is my Mother, she is my number one Idol.
OTSM: How do you keep in shape? Can you share some of your favorite health and beauty tips
How do I keep in shape? I’m quite picky and actually, I'm very critical of myself. I do criticize myself a lot - I always start from looking within myself. Also, I do choose only foods that have low levels or no sugar, drinking a minimum of 1l cups of water daily, I also exercise quite often. My favorite beauty tip for gorgeous lips would be Lithuanian pure honey ( put honey on your lips before going to sleep ) it does nourish your lips overnight and stops them from cracking and they end up feeling/ plump for the rest of the day! Another one of my tips that would be connected to spiritual healing is meditation or breathing exercise daily if possible and if you can't do it daily try to do it at least 3 times a week, go outside if the weather lets you do that, Go to nature in the park and connect yourself to nature it does really help to maintain balance when it comes to keeping a clear mind and it really takes away toxins from your soul.
OTSM: I really love how you explain the connection to nature and how meditation and spending time with nature is healing for the soul, Can you name one of your strengths and one of your weaknesses?
Kindness is one of my biggest strengths and wanting to do many things in life. As for my weakness, I should say over multitasking.
OTSM: Do you think it’s fair that social media is a big part of these models’ jobs today?
I can’t say it’s fair but I think social media is a very huge thing when it comes to modeling lately, honestly, I couldn’t imagine modeling without it anymore.
Photo By - Lina Ruzauskiene
OTSM: What advice would you give other beautiful young women like you just starting their career?
My advice would be to make them aware of the fact that It’s so much more than modeling when it comes to the career of a Model - Always be very careful especially when you are just starting out as a model, there is a saying that goes- where there is beauty there could be loads of danger too. Other than that I would say stay bold and if you really know what you want in life keep going for it, don't stop, and don't give up on your dreams no matter what people try to say or do to discourage you, stay strong.
OTSM: Who are your favorite designers? And Favorite photographers?
My favorite designer brands would be -Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Dior, and Versace, and my favorite photographer is - Milton. H Green 
OTSM: What would be your choice of superpower and why?
What my choice of superpower would be? Hmm, that’s a good question… Flipping bad to good instantly everywhere I go, If I see or I feel it, I say this because there are too many bad things happening in this world and to many people become unkind - and being kind to each other Is exactly what we need more especially right now.
OTSM: I absolutely love your answer, I am very passionate when it comes to the topic of "Kindness", Kindness is free and I just wish many people in the world will practice more of it lately. What advice would you give to aspiring models in this day and age?
It’s always good to aspire to something If that is what you really want - Honestly I would say go for it, just don’t lose yourself in the sparkle, glam, and fame that comes with it.
Photo By - Kris Talikowski
OTSM: Why is it so important for you to run a business that empowers women?
I’m creating things at the moment that's why I’m taking time off from social media and from many other things - because I’m creating a product and much more that could help women feel and look their best and most importantly for them to feel Confident without any fear! It’s all about helping each other up as women. I think this is extremely important.
OTSM: What are your latest and upcoming projects?
As I mentioned earlier, I love creating new concepts and working on numerous projects, It's a surprise so all I can say for now is "Stay Tuned".