January 2010

High Fashion

Bunka Publishing Bureau

  • 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

81-3-3320-4284 B00007M2PK


abc High Fashion xyz is a marvelous glossy fashion magazine that is published in Japan. One thing that distinguishes this magazine from the multitude of other fashion glossies is the fantastic profiles of some of the world’s greatest fashion designers. The truly unique feature about these interviews is that they give us some insight into those designers whose talent is immense but don't always get the credit they so richly deserve. Another feature of abc High Fashion xyz is that these articles are translated into English on the page directly below the Japanese text.

The photography on the pages of abc High Fashion xyz is second to none. Trends are laid out flat on the page with the designer name and pricing beneath them for easy reading. It is important to note that prices are displayed in Japanese yen, so you will need to convert to dollars to get the current pricing.

The images from the designer collections of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, as well as the couture shows are all represented within the pages of this magazine and very easy to view. Also included are close ups of accessories as well as makeup. abc High Fashion xyz is first on the scene with the latest from the runways. Popular culture and the most cutting edge books are recommended by the editors, giving you the benefit of their expertise. A truly worthy alternative to the other fashion magazine you have been reading. The great thing is that you don't have to be a full-fledged fashionista to reap the benefits.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member