Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO – DAY1 by Akiko Hamaoka

Dear Diane, dear shaded viewers,

Today, Sunday 18 March was the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO. It is the second season that Mercedes-Benz sponsers Tokyo fashion week. I have been thinking that what has been changing and what not…

This season, Yuima Nakazato has chosen as the "Mercedes-Benz Presents designer" for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2012-13 A/W – he opened the fashion week with the packed audience.

Before the show started…

I was planning to flip the finale – but there was no finale… So only photo I have is the one dress that Yuima created for the launch of New Mercedes-Benz SL-class.


After the show, we were heading to Shibuya to see the installation of COCOON5 – the group installation of BALMUNG, bodysong., and runurunu at FAKE.

FAKE is the gallery space which is located on the 2nd floor of CANDY – the mecca of the Tokyo "mode" street fashion in Shibuya.


After quite some waiting outside in cold, we could finally enter inside.



The dance performance of runurunu was great – I loved him moving.

Sound installation of bodysong.

Sound and film installation of BALMUNG

Shunsuke Aoki – designer of bodysong. and Hachi – designer of BALMUNG.

It was worth waiting outside to see the installation.