With Japan being one of the biggest fashion conscious and trendsetting countries in the world, it doesn’t come as a shock to see that fashion has entered the world of the manga artist. Back in March, American fashion designer Anna Sui hit the headlines with her limited edition Sailor Moon inspired collection of accessories, from bags, necklaces, charms, earrings and so much more – all adorning symbols associated with Sailor Moon and Anna Sui’s brand name.
Well she is back once again with a whole new collection, but this time she is releasing a mixture of wallets, purses, bags and pouches inspired by the most famous manga creators in the industry. These include Akiki Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish), Ryoko Ikeda (The Rose of Versailles), Mineo Maya (Patalliro!), Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatasura), and Osamu Tezuka (Princess Knight, Unico). From busts and eyes, to key scenes and images from the manga and anime, each item represents a particular moment or person that will not only bring you a feeling of nostalgia, but also one of excitement as you walk down the road looking unique and trendy.
Whilst the pricing is still unknown, if you happen to be in Japan during May or June then here are the locations where Anna Sui’s pop-up shop will be selling the items. Be sure to get them quickly, as they are also limited edition and wont be around for long!
6 – 10 May – Shinjuku branch of Isetan in Tokyo
15 – 28 May – Laforet Harajuku in Tokyo
20 – 26 May – Nihonbashi Nitsukoshi in Tokyo
20 – 31 May – Nagoya Parco
20 May – 2 June – Osaka Lucua 1100
28 May- 10 June – Hikarie complex, Shibuya, in Tokyo.