Win a Copy of Tokyo Street Style!
We’re offering one lucky SeeJapan reader the chance to win a copy of Tokyo Street Style, the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any budding Japanese fashionista.
Tokyo is home to a creative and daring street-style scene, rich with subcultures and shaped by constant motion. This fantastic coffee table book by Abrams Image explores the Japanese capital’s renowned street fashion through a series of photographs, interviews, and profiles of some of the most influential figures working in Tokyo’s creative industries.
Fashion journalist Yoko Yagi and photographer Tohru Yuasa introduce the exciting and dynamic style trends that can be seen on the city streets of Tokyo, covering an eclectic range of styles, suitable for a wide range of budgets and occasions. Designers, editors, artists, photographers, models, stylists, and other notable personalities in the Tokyo fashion world share their individual approach to style in interviews, which are interspersed with commentary from journalists and other experts. Work of up-and-coming local designers is showcased alongside that of larger international brands, while specific examples of significant items of women’s clothing, shoes, and bags are featured, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and thoughtful design.
Moving from a glimpse of the outrageous fashion found on the streets of Harajuku to everyday-chic work and weekend attire, this richly illustrated guide offers a lively look at an extraordinary urban culture, accompanied by inspirational photographs and practical guidance for building a wardrobe, no matter where you live. Concluding with a curated section of the best Tokyo boutiques and vintage stores, along with some of the most fashionable places to eat and drink, Tokyo Street Style is a vibrant lookbook and travel guide, filled with substantive insight from Japan’s most captivating taste-makers.
Win a Copy of Tokyo Street Style
Tokyo Street Style has just been released on 1 May, 2018. Published in paperback with 240 pages and a whopping 200 colour photographs, it makes the perfect coffee book table with which to impress your guests. Copies of the book can be purchased for £18.99 directly from abrams&chronicle's website here as well as many other major book retailers.
Alternatively, we have copies of Tokyo Street Style to give away to three lucky See Japan readers! To enter, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name and postal address and your favourite outfit or item of clothing - Japanese or otherwise!
We will randomly select the winner on Friday 8 June, 2018 and send the book out early the following week. Good luck!
About the Author and Photographer
Yoko Yagi is a fashion editor and writer who has worked with the well-known women’s fashion magazine SOEN and Bunka Publishing Bureau’s editorial department. Tohru Yuasa is a fashion photographer who is a regular contributor to SOEN and other publications. Yagi and Yuasa are both graduates of Bunka Fashion College and currently live in Tokyo.
About the Publishers
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Today, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture, and children’s books ranging from picture books to young adult fiction.
Formed in July 2010, A&CB is a new partnership in the UK and European export markets, between internationally acclaimed independent publishers Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, and ABRAMS, based in New York. Based in London, A&CB distributes ABRAMS and Chronicle Books in addition to other illustrated publishers and titles across the UK and international markets.
All images credit © Tohru Yuasa