Tokyo's Fashion's Night Out was not just fashionable, it was momentous.
For the first time, Vogue editors from around the globe joined forces to celebrate the premiere of Japan's Fashion's Night Out in Tokyo.
Anna Wintour led the chic clique of 17, as part of her first visit to the country in more than 20 years.
Wintour launched the Fashion's Night Out event two years ago in New York, writes the Wall Street Journal. The fete is meant to attract more shoppers to stores and ramp up sales, as designers and celebrities make public appearances and stores stay open late into the night.
Tokyo's extravaganza was the biggest Fashion's Night Out event yet, featuring over 400 retailers from Dior to Hysteric Glamour, and appearances made by designers Michael Kors, Alber Elbaz from Lanvin and Christopher Bailey from Burberry.
Vogue lent its international clout to shed light on the remaining devastation after Japan's earthquake and tsunami. A direct portion of all proceeds made will be donated to victims of the natural disasters, according to the Huffington Post.
The event itself was delayed because of the earthquake, reports Japan Times.
But even that cannot crush the spirit of the Japanese people, who are deemed as some of the most fashion-forward in the world.
The fashion scene in Tokyo is both eclectic and awe-inspiring.
"Walking in the street yesterday, everywhere you look you see young people who put themselves together with such individuality and style," Wintour told the Journal.
"It's different from China, which seems to be much more girly in [its] approach. This is just original and fearless and independent and individual. It reminds me, in a way, of the streets of London. They have fun with it," she added.
It must take a lot to "wow" Wintour, who has essentially seen it all in the fashion world. So what were some of the outfits that stood out to Vogue's editor-in-chief?
"There was a lot of hair, a lot of hair going on. Mostly colored hair. And actually, I have to say that the young men tend to take a little bit more risk than the women. It was fantastic," she said to the Journal's Yoree Koh.
"It was 40-year-olds on down, and they're not frightened of it, which I think maybe in some big cities, certainly in New York, you would never see men dress so much as they were here. It was refreshing," said Wintour.
"And there were a few very well-dressed dogs, I have to say."
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