Last Updated on August 17, 2023
Wondering when Tokyo Fashion Week is, how to get in and which designers are going to be there? Here, I’m sharing everything you need to know about the upcoming fashion event. If you’re into street style and experimental outfits, Tokyo Fashion Week will be right up your street. Known for its distinctive trends, diverse subcultures, and eclectic style, Japan’s capital is home to plenty of fashion-forward and stylish people and plenty of iconic fashion designers, like Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, and more. It’s no wonder that Tokyo is also one of the top fashion cities around the world.
Tokyo Fashion Week, or what others call Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO (RakutenFWT) is one of the most highly anticipated fashion events in Japan. So if you’re curious to learn more about the schedule, how to get in, and where the action will take place, keep reading. Next, you might want to read more about other events, like London Fashion Week, Copenhagen Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.
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When is Tokyo Fashion Week?
Tokyo Fashion Week usually takes place twice a year, in March and August. The next RakutenFWT is scheduled to take place August 28 to September 2, and will showcase the SS24 collections.
Who organises RakutenFWT?
For almost two decades, the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW Organization) has been the team behind the RakutenFWT. Since it was established in 2005, the event has helped boost the country’s textile and fashion industries.
How do you get into RakutenFWT?
Like other global fashion weeks, RakutenFWT is by invitation-only and is exclusive to those working within the fashion industry, like press and media, buyers, designers and influencers. But if you don’t work in the industry or you can’t travel to Tokyo to watch the bi-annual event, you can watch some of the presentations online.
Can I get tickets for RakutenFWT?
Tickets for the RakutenFWT are not for sale. Only those invited can gain entry into the shows, and the invitations usually come from the designer’s PR or design team. You can usually apply for accreditation online or by emailing the PR team and requesting an invite, but these are in short supply and exclusive to those working in the industry.
Having said that, there are often free events taking place in the city like exhibitions. Keep your eyes peeled on the RakutenFWT website for more information or keep reading for the full schedule.
Where is RakutenFWT held?
RakutenFWT Spring/Summer 2024 is scheduled at the main venues of Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills. Some shows will take place at other venues, but this depends on the individual brands or designers.
How do I watch RakutenFWT online?
As mentioned, Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO 2024 Spring/Summer is set to take place from August 28 to September 2. With a theme of ‘Open, Fashion Week’, most of the shows for the day start at around 10.30 to 11am and the last show starts at around 9pm.
Monday, 28th August 2023
Tuesday, 29th August 2023
10:30: MAISON ALTERNATIVE
13:00: pays des fées
15:00: EJ SHEYANG
16:00: HIROKO KOSHINO
18:00: el conductorH
21:00: HOLO MARKET
Wednesday, 30th August 2023
Thursday, 31st August 2023
Friday, 1st September 2023
Saturday, 2nd September 2023
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14:00: YOHEI OHNO
18:00: 1PIU1UGUALE3 GOLF
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