October is Fashion Week month in Tokyo, and what better way to kick off the fashion-filled month with a one-of-a-kind fashion show by Dolce & Gabbana? I was thrilled when I received the pretty pink invitation to the show, with a red circle in the middle representing a cute version of the Japanese flag. Yes, there was a reason for this unique invitation – this particular Dolce & Gabbana show featured an exclusive collection dedicated to Japan, presenting only Tokyo Millennials on the runway.

毎年10月になると楽しみになる東京ファッションウェークを先駆け、先日世界的有名ブランド、ドルチェ&ガッバーナが日本初のファッションショーを開催しました。可愛らしいピンクの招待状が届いた時は、どんなファッションショーになるのか想像出来なかったのですが、日本旗を描く日の丸デザインで、これはスペシャルなランウェイになりそうだなと思いました。そう、このドルチェ&ガッバーナのショーは日本のために特別に発表するファッションショーであり、東京のミレニアル達が出演するとてもユニークなランウェイとなりました。

The show, titled “Dolce & Gabbana Tokyo Millennials,” strived to make this collection uniquely Japan by using young influencers, artists, and models in Tokyo, making it an exciting and colorful runway extravaganza. Taking place in one of the most popular department stores in Tokyo, Isetan Shinjuku, this fancy runway was created right after store closing. The moment the show started, I began recognizing familiar faces on the runway, something that rarely happens for me. I was excited to see Yuri, my friend I went to Paris with, rocking a black satin dress with the signature teddy bear headpiece on the runway. I know how much she loves Dolce & Gabbana, so this was truly a shining moment for her. She later told me she also noticed me in the audience, which was quite funny.

「Dolce & Gabbana Tokyo Millennials」と題したこのショーは、日本ならではのコレクションを発表し、あえて東京の若きインフルエンサー、アーティストやモデル達を使用し、エキサイティングでカラフルなランウェイを演出しました。閉店後の新宿伊勢丹本館の一階を貸し切って開催されたランウェイ。ショーが始まって間もなく、普段パーティーやイベントで会う人たちが順番にランウェイを歩き、見ている私にとっても楽しいショーでした。一緒にパリへ行った友達の友里ちゃんが出てきた時は本当に嬉しかったです。彼女ほどドルチェ&ガッバーナを愛している人は東京にいないと思っているので、彼女にとって夢のような経験だったはずです。ショーの後のFacebookのやりとりで、彼女も私のことを横目で気づいてくれたらしいです。笑。

If you are up-to-date with the latest in Japanese fashion, you may notice how colorful and edgy it can be. True to its description, every look that appeared on the runway was something I might see on a millennial in Tokyo, whether it be a fancy dress, a tailored suit, a street-style outfit, or some of the bold accessories worn by some of the models. Dolce & Gabbana did a fantastic job catering to a younger Japanese audience with their exclusive designs, and also for doing something brand new by producing a runway show in Asia. Bravo!

私の中の日本のファッションとは、個性豊かでエッジの効いたカラフルなもの。ドルチェ&ガッバーナが日本のためにデザインしたルックは全て日本らしく、私が普段東京で見かけるミレニアル達が着そうな華やかなものばかりでした。ちょっとファンシーなドレス、ビシッと決まったスーツ、ストリートスタイルや、ボールドなアクセサリーなどで、ドルチェ&ガッバーナは若い日本のファッションラバー達がハマるコレクションを作り上げることに成功したと思います。そして、アジアで初のランウェイが日本ということで、これからも色々と期待出来そうですね。


All photos by Samantha Mariko

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I love the idea of featuring millennials and young designers. I think before social media exploded, it was much more difficult for designers to get noticed so I love that there are more opportunities to give them exposure!

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What a cool experience to attend a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in the most popular mall in Tokyo! I love that the theme was Millennials and they even had influencers walk the runway in the latest designs. That is way too cool! Especially seeing your friend Yuri walk too! What an experience. Dolce & Gabbana never disappoint when it comes to vibrancy, fashion forward styles. I always look forward to what they have each season. xoxo, Christine
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I am very envious of you – would love to follow you in your wonderful life to be able to go to Fashion Week in Tokyo. D & G’s fashion looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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Its so cool they did a special for Japan! And its so refreshing to see normal sized ppl walk the runway I feel like I totally relate! So many pinks in this collection i love it so muchhhh!

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Wow such a great experience! Thank you for sharing!
xx- Nina

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That’s why D&G pop-up store’s on now in Isetan!!
Loved the illustration of the wall I saw when I visited there last week.
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You are so lucky to have attended such an iconic show! I always love seeing the unique looks that Dolce & Gabbana showcases. This definitely seems to have been an amazing experience. I’m glad you are enjoying Tokyo Fashion week!

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Omg such an exclusive show. I would be very happy to be there .Love their bold style and the lace items .
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That pink sweater looks like something you would definitely wear! I wish I could have been at this event. The clothes are too dope!! I love those jeans and those sequined shorts! This was a cool show it seems!

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Loving all the funky, unique vibes from this fashion show! You captured every look perfectly darling xo, sharon

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And here I thought D&G had seen their best days and were totally outdated, until I came across your coverage from their Tokyo show. A well needed vitamin injection to the brand itself, but also a lovely way of bringing a piece of Tokyo for all of us to wear! Also funny Yuri saw you in the audience. Some model friends of mine totally disconnect from the outside world, whereas some, like Yuri are totally aware of what’s happening on the runway. All this color makes me go yay! 🙂
Thomas xx

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Love that D&G did this specifically for Japan. You guys really push the fashion boundaries and I love it. These pieces are gorgeous yet eccentric.! Everything was captured so well and sounds like you had an amazing time. <3

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What an amazing experience Samantha! 🙂 this is way too awesome to have attended the Dolce Gabbana Millennial Fashion Show. The pictures look so great and everything vibrant and full of style! Thanks for sharing, love it!
xx. Gina

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Hey my darling, what a nice coincidence to find your blog. I honestly enjoyed your review of the D&G show, obsessed with all that color and prints, but also the modern and cool cuts of the garments. Thank you for showing us that. U r the best

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I am so jealous! This looks like such a great show! Love all the photos you took and all the looks! Thanks for sharing babe

Xo, Samira

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I love how extravagant and colorful all the pieces are! Fashion week in Japan seems like it would be soo much fun and I definitely hope I get to attend one day.

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OMG this is amazing babe so jealous!!! I have always dream to go to a Dolce and Gabbana show they always look so fun and all the looks are amazing!!!
I’m sure the atmospheres was very cool and intense at the same time!!! Thanks for sharing your experience

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Marcy

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Wow these outfit looks so amazing. I wish i could be there to see myself.
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What an amazing report!!
ドルチェさんとガッパーナさんも来日されたんですね!
最後の写真、お二人がとっても嬉しそうで可愛いです♥️

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This is so cool! I love that they designed the invitation to represent Japan. This looks like it would be such a fun fashion show to attend! I hope you have an amazing month full of great fashion.

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