Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The News -

The Ja­pan Store in Ise­tan is set to change Malaysia’s re­tail scene (An­re­alage! Un­der­cover! Sa­cai!). BAZAAR gets the scoop from its gen­eral man­agers. After Paris, Malaysia is the only coun­try to have Ise­tan’s con­cept The Ja­pan Store. We see Kuala Lumpur as the gate­way to ASEAN coun­tries, and hope to share Ja­panese cul­ture from that di­rec­tion. What are you most ex­cited to share through The Ja­pan Store? Too many! But per­haps one that we’re ex­cited the most is the rare and beau­ti­ful art of Urushi lac­quer, and fash­ion brand Am­bush, which makes its first de­but in South­east Asia. How do brands like Sa­cai, An­re­alage, and Un­der­cover re­flect the Ja­panese aes­thetic? Ja­panese love to mix dif­fer­ent el­e­ments to­gether—high and low, street and luxe. Since the Edo pe­riod, we have de­vel­oped cul­tural val­ues to recog­nise the on­go­ing change in so­ci­ety.

Sa­cai Au­tumn/Win­ter ’16

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