Gallery: 7 Japanese Labels We Love

Beams, United Arrows, Sacai and more

Japan, it’s commonly said, is five years ahead of North America in terms of technology, transportation and fashion. Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake and Yoji Yamamoto are revered the world over for their masterful tailoring and fashion-forward creations. But they’re far from the only Japanese designers making smart, innovative pieces—let us introduce you to seven other of our favourite designers and brands.  —Kimberly Lyn