×
184
Fashion Jobs
ACTIVEWEAR & TECHNICAL TEXTILE DIVISION
Production Manager (Apparels/Garment)
Permanent · Ludhiana
WINGS PHARMACEUTICALS
Area Sales Manager - Generic Division
Permanent · Jaipur
ADECCO INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Job Opening For Area Sales Manager Role For Mnc Company
Permanent · Bengaluru
VISAGE BEAUTY AND HEALTH CARE
Area Sales Manager (Cosmetics/Skin Care Retail General Trade)
Permanent · Chennai
FORTUNE HR SOLUTIONS
General Manager - ie
Permanent · Tiruppur
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager - Patna
Permanent · Patna
JOB INDIA
Asst. Manager E-Com Operations (Garments Retail) Gurgaon
Permanent · Faridabad
RAKSHA PIPES PVT. LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Chennai
RENEWBUY
Area Sales Manager - Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhubaneswar
Permanent · Bhubaneswar
TRIDHAATU REALTY AND INFRA
Sales Manager - Real Estate (Closing)
Permanent · Mumbai
INFOGAIN
Production Support Manager- Opening
Permanent · Pune
ADD UR CO LLP
Production Manager
Permanent · Chennai
LE HUMAN RESOURCES SOLUTIONS PVT LTD
Production Manager
Permanent · Pune
FIRST MERIDIAN BUSINESS SERVICES
Head Production Manager
Permanent · Gurugram
ADECCO INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Sales Manager
Permanent · Mumbai
ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
Area Development Manager
Permanent · Pune
LEVI'S
Technical Product Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
THE SEARCH HOUSE (A DIV OF JSD SEARCH HOUSE PVT. LTD.)
Manager Production-Sheet Metal (Laser /Punching/ Press Break)
Permanent · Bhiwadi
ABHAY INDUCTION TECH PVT LTD
Sales Manager
Permanent · Ahmedabad
FREELANCER PRATIK PARIKH
Opening in Leading Life Insurance Company/ Area Business Manager
Permanent · Gandhinagar
MANISHMEDI INNOVATION
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Hyderabad
OJB HERBALS
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Ranchi
By
Reuters
Published
Oct 20, 2010
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Aspiring Japanese designers urged to look to home, China

By
Reuters
Published
Oct 20, 2010

TOKYO - Young Japanese designers are being urged to aim for success at home as a way of opening the door to one of the world's biggest potential markets -- China.


Yojhi Yamamoto A/W 2010. Photo : Pixelformula

While Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo reigned strong in the 1970s and 1980s, hopeful young successors today are struggling to make themselves known, particularly in an ailing economy.

But veteran designer Hiroko Koshino, who recently presented her latest collection in Paris and has shown in Rome, Paris, and Shanghai as well as Tokyo, said local designers should get known at home first before setting their sights overseas.

"If a Japanese designer were to succeed in attracting a Japanese market, it will definitely open up a huge opportunity towards the foreign market," she told Reuters Television at the start of Japan Fashion Week on Monday.

"China is now an important market, so it's extremely crucial for designers to gain an absolute popularity in Japan since Chinese people love to buy what's new and popular in Japan."

Koshino, long known for work inspired by calligraphy and traditional Japanese art, looked to Asia for her spring/summer 2011 Tokyo collection titled "The Far East," making use of ideas of colourful dyeing from Vietnam as well as from ancient China.

"I used a lot of patterns using Japanese ink or 'sumi,' which is a distinctive art style of the East. The Tokyo collection is based on my art and I really focused on the textiles when making the collection," she said.

With Japan's economy flagging, Japanese merchants of items ranging from luxury goods to electronics have been pinning their hopes on Chinese shoppers, boosted by a recent change in visa regulations that opened up travel to Japan for middle class Chinese.

Upscale Japanese jeweller Mikimoto & Co saw sales to Chinese customers at its flagship store in the ritzy Ginza shopping area triple in February from a year earlier.

Stores in the electronics mecca of Akihabara have hired Chinese-speaking staff and earlier this year held special sales aimed at tourists during the Chinese New Year.

Although a recent diplomatic spat between Japan and China may have dented travel numbers, Japan's National Tourism Organization still projects that the number of visitors from China will reach a record 1.5 million this year.

By Chika Osaka (Writing by Elaine Lies; editing by Belinda Goldsmith)

© Thomson Reuters 2022 All rights reserved.