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Names To Know: The Newest Brands And Talents To Emerge From Japan

Our men’s team highlights the newest influential Japanese collections and brands to watch this season.

Known for their creativity and highly conceptual collections, Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yomamoto made names for themselves in the industry, paving the way for the discovery of Japanese heritage brands and the next generation of talent to emerge from the Land of the Rising Sun. The latest menswear brands from Japan are continuing the trend of innovative techniques, focusing on premium materials and adding contemporary elements into their clothing and accessories, and developing a cult-like following in the process. From quality essentials by Tomorrowland and VisVim to convertible backpacks and briefcases from Porter, discover why our men’s team loves these on-the-rise Japanese labels.


This coat exemplifies Tomorrowland's understated, elegant designs and use of premium fabrics. The collection was exclusively launched in the U.S. at Barneys New York.
Designer Hiroki Nakamura blends both Japanese and Native American influencers into his Fall '16 shoes.
Eyevan 7285 sunglasses are made from premium materials like titanium and acetate, offering stylish zero-base lenses, which cut out any reflective glare.
Fairfax's colorful silk ties and pocket squares are handmade in Japan by skilled artisans.
The Porter luggage brand is known for exceptional craftsmanship. In celebration of their 80th anniversary, this limited-edition bag is a collaboration with Paul Smith and can be worn multiple ways.
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