Floating Flower Garden 花と我と同根

An Exhibition at Tokyo’s Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Check out this exhibition by Teamlab at Tokyo's Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

I was looking at the kanji that was included in the information for the exhibition too to further my Japanese studies. From my limited kanji knowledge, the Kanji 花と我と同根、庭と我と一体と translates into a sentence describing how humans and flowers share the same root and we can be one with the garden. Viewers should walk through the installation and feel the tranquil vibe. Teamlab invites participants to immerse themselves in a thick abundance of delicate pink petals and lush greenery.

The installation is also interactive. The colorful blossoms most near to each viewer rise upwards, slowly, all at once, creating a cavity of flowers that surrounds them. Therefore the spaces around each viewer are constantly moving and changing position because they are affected by each viewer, their movement and their position within the installation. If lots of people gather closely together, the dome spaces link up to form one single, massive cavity.

Check out the video below!

Photos Courtesy of Teamlab.

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

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These Boots are Made for Walking

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16

Tokyo Fashion Week, March 16-21, 2015

Day 5 at Tokyo Fashion Week saw House of Holland, the London based brand run by Henry Holland, take to the DHL Exported stage. Holland said that his House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 presentation was inspired by the Blade Runner movie and a future cityscape - his Mongolian fur pieces in the show really stood out.

The runway show soundtrack was a few singles off of Drake’s new album, along with house and Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk’. There was also a question and answers sessions with Holland after the show.

I have to say that I love the rich colours and bold patterns of this Autumn Winter 2015-16 House of Holland collection. I feel like there is sort of a tough girl vibe to the show that fits in well with the Tokyo scene. Each outfit appeals to me as I love dressing in bright colours with black accents to tie the look together - I find myself often dressing in an outfit with a black bag and shoes. You probably notice this if you are an avid visitor to Fashion Blender™.

I love the garter top shown in photo 3, however my favourite look has to be the blue/black ensemble in photo 6. This is closely followed by the red leather and pink Mongolian fur neck piece look in the last photo. Who can go past all those boots!! They'll certainly wear well - they have a dirty surface treatment straight out of Blade Runner! If I wasn't sold on the Blade Runner theme to start with, that red outfit sealed the deal.

The DHL Export program is a program that supports designers entering the global market. This time around the program, which offers the opportunity to present one’s collection at fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Tokyo, attracted over 150 applications from around the world. Four winners were chosen and Henry Holland (House of Holland) won the opportunity to present his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO in October 2014 and March 2015. Holland feels that '...London and Tokyo have many things in common, such as how various cultures have been transmitted from the streets, and how people express their individuality and identity through their clothing.'

The world is becoming increasingly borderless and Holland feels that '...we are in an era of globalization, but we are definitely affected by the surrounding environment, and I feel that there is clearly a strong relationship between where we are based and the clothes that we make. This is not necessarily visibly apparent, but I feel that the aesthetics and our manner of approach are affected. For instance, I am from north London and I continue to work in London today, and I feel that Londoners use self-deprecating humor and irony and have a cheeky nature, and this is also reflected in my products. I think that it is important to introduce products made from this particular viewpoint to the world.'

Check out the video below!

Photos from tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en.

What are your thoughts on the closing gap between continents because of our digital age? And the House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 Collection shown at Tokyo Fashion Week? Which piece is your favourite. Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you!

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

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Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 Street Style

Have you ever had one of those weeks? When your best laid plans have to fall by the wayside because something that you can't control comes up??

Well this past week has one of those weeks for me - I have been sick all week. Busy and sick is not a good combination because you don't have time to recover and it seems to go on.... and on.... and on....

Overall I have been amazingly lucky. It could have been a lot worse - I could have had to cancel my trip to London Fashion Week as well as my coverage of Tokyo Fashion Week. Thankfully I was able to work something out. You pull out all the stops to try and overcome all the odds?? You've been there right. It's surprising how much strength you have when you need it. It's FIGHT OR FLIGHT and all that cortisol kicks in and you're off!! You finally find a solution.

Well enough about that. Onto the main part of this article.

I am excited to talk about Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style once again because if you follow me on Instagram you would know that Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 has just ended.

Check out the shots I have compiled below. I'd like to specially mention shot 4 and 5 too because the lovely purple haired glamazon photographed by tokyofashion.com uses her leather rabbit ears and MOSCHINO backpack twice in two stunning outfits. I love looking at different ways to spice up the same items because let's face it, when you buy designer pieces, you want to make sure you can wear them as much as you can. In lots of different ways. I have used this lovely lady as inspiration for my Do It Yourself! outfit below.

Which is your favourite Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 Street Style shot below? Do you own any of the pieces? And do you think the gap between Europe and Tokyo street style is closing?? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all!

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Do It Yourself! Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style Outfit

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Wonderland

This outfit post is going to be short and sweet. I just had to show you my new ACNE STUDIO Sneakers!

I had been wanting a pair of these babies ever since I put them in one of my Do It Yourself! outfit posts based around Paris Street Style Fashion. I finally took the plunge and bought them at the new Harrolds Womenswear Store in Westfield Sydney just before I left for London Fashion Week. I would be walking around quite a bit in London and I REALLY would need to be comfortable and stylish.

Check out the photos below. I have styled my ACNE STUDIOS happy sneakers with a SANDRO Paris WONDER jumper, my ASOS Australia neoprene skirt (which had an outing here: BLENDING SPORTS LUXE) and a leather cap I bought on eBay.

I was super warm in London. Obviously I am used to the heat in Sydney, however while I was there I was wondering whether I would get used to the cold. I did... SORT of... However it was still pretty freezing. I was pretty amazed when I saw another blogger; in a queue waiting for a show, freezing in stylish shorts, singlet and sandals. She looked lovely from across the street, however when you looked up close she was shaking and covered in goosebumps. I thought to myself that I could never do that. Sacrifice comfort for looking good. I don't think you need to. There are so many options that are fashionable AND WARM. Plus, since I am now back in Australia, we could also look at it the other way. There are so many options for being cool and stylish in our summer heat. Did I mention I am liking this cool change?? Did someone say winter?? YES!

I must admit that this outfit would have been completely out of my comfort zone two years ago before the blog started gaining traction. However now; because I have to dress for different events, weather patterns and target audiences, I am more used to dressing in different styles. Sports Luxe comes more naturally now - I can feel comfortable and stylish at the same time!!

Photos by Wesley Taylor.

What do you think of my ACNE STUDIOS happy sneakers? Do you dress for comfort? Or do you suffer in silence to look good? And if you are in Sydney, have you been to the new Harrolds Womenswear store? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all.

ACNE STUDIOS Sneakers

ACNE STUDIOS Sneakers

Sandro Paris WONDER Jumper, Leather Cap

Sandro Paris WONDER Jumper, Leather Cap

Sandro Paris WONDER Jumper

Sandro Paris WONDER Jumper

ACNE STUDIOS Sneakers

ACNE STUDIOS Sneakers

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