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Fashion Week Tokyo gets underway in Shibuya

"Aoi Wanaka," which is participating in Fashion Week Tokyo for the first time, displays its items in the opening show at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Oct. 15, 2018. (Mainichi/Daisuke Wada)

TOKYO -- Fashion Week Tokyo, one of the biggest events of its kind in Japan, began at the main venue at the Shibuya Hikarie commercial complex in the Shibuya district of the capital on Oct. 15.

About 50 brands from home and abroad will release new clothes for the 2019 spring and summer through Oct. 21. "Aoi Wanaka," a new brand founded by Japanese designer Aoi Wanaka this year and participating in the event for the first time, displayed its items in the opening show.

(Japanese original by Saori Kawabata, Lifestyle News Department)

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