Tomorrow Consulting Creates Japanese Fashion Brand Incubator

TOMORROW, TODAY: Fashion accelerator Tomorrow Consulting is launching an incubator to grow high-potential Japanese fashion brands worldwide. It was created with the Japan External Trade Organization and Japanese influencer Daisuke Gemma, and has chosen as its first brand Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi.
“This project comes from a big need of the Japanese market, to help and support talented young designers in new ways, to help the development of their brands,” Luca Corsetti, Tomorrow Consulting’s managing partner, told WWD. “We curated a selection of brands and, for sure, Poggy was the very first one.”
Corsetti said Japanese brand executives will be aided to understand the needs of international markets, including communications and operations. “We decided to support from end to end — from the strategy up to the execution of the product,” he explained.
Corsetti called Kogi, United Arrows & Sons creative director who is known widely as “Poggy the Man,” among the most talented people in Japanese fashion. “Poggy has one of the most brilliant visions about the market at large,” he said.
Kogi’s brand includes collaborations with rising Japanese designers, each one focused on a particular product category. The collection on display currently in Tomorrow’s Right Bank showroom includes shirts made of repurposed bananas

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How to Choose the Right Collar for Your Face

No man is an island—and his collar shouldn’t be either. A gentleman’s shirt collar does not exist in isolation. It has the important job of framing your face, which is very handsome to begin with and deserves plenty of attention. Your collar should never be an afterthought; its shape and size can be the difference […]

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Tommy Fazio Joining Maris Collective

Tommy Fazio has another gig.

On Monday, Maris Collective, a company that brings high-end retail to resorts around the world, will bring the former fashion director on board as executive director of brand management.
He will be responsible for overseeing, monitoring and ensuring the success of all existing vendor shops-in-shop as well as identifying and evaluating all new vendor shop opportunities, the company said.
Fazio will also be responsible for all the aspects of Maris Collective’s Four Seasons logo and fashion brands. and will partner with the buying department to develop and implement strong buying and merchandising strategies.
Fazio left UBM Fashion last year where he had served as fashion director of the men’s shows, including Project. During his career, Fazio has also worked at Nordstrom, Simon Spurr, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Most recently, he had served as a consultant to Liberty Fairs.
Maris Collective was created in 2008 by LeeAnn Sauter and Eric Lopez and now operates more than 58 stores globally.

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Kate Moss, Lily Allen Attend Dior Men Show

LOCATION LOCATION: Lily Allen was in mock casting-agent mode arriving at the Dior Men show on Friday, with her tell-all, best-selling memoir, “My Thoughts Exactly,” set to be made into a film or TV series.
Sporting a silver leopard-print anorak accessorized with a diamond cannabis-shaped necklace she picked up at Icebox in Atlanta, Allen, who is also working on a second book, her fifth album and two musicals, had inadvertently matched her black lipstick to the color of the venue, a sprawling ephemeral structure set on the Champ-de-Mars opposite the École Militaire, with the Eiffel Tower looming in the near distance.
When asked who should play her, the singer, who said the format for the adaptation has not yet been decided, shrugged, surveyed the space, and jokingly pointed to the nearest fellow front-rower: Christina Ricci.
An unassuming Ricci, a friend of Dior Men creative director Kim Jones who had flown from Los Angeles to support his sophomore outing for the house, was taking in the space. “It’s very impressive to see this big Brutalist tent set against the beauty and elegance of Paris,” she said.
Other high-profile guests attending the event included Kate Moss, joined by her beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck; Robert Pattinson and Naomi Campbell.
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