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TUE, FEBRUARY 27, 2024

ISSUE #17

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TOKYO, JAPAN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024

BUNKA FASHION GRADUATE
UNIVERSITY

FASHION DESIGN COURSE
FINAL RESERCH & COLLECTION

Message

BFGU Unveils 17th Volume:
The Fashion World Adapts to Post-COVID Realities

The 17th Year Class Alumni

Fashion Design Course, Division of Fashion Creation Graduate School of Fashion Business Bunka Fashion Graduate University

BFGU, TOKYO

The post-COVID era was marked by shifts in societal and lifestyle norms, where people embraced fresh perspectives on their view on work and life.

As the 17th year class of students, we've navigated diverse modes of education over the past two years, with six months being online classes and one and a half years of in-person learning. Amidst the challenges of a rapidly changing society, we've also ventured into the world of bold fashion creations.

Volume 17 of the BFGU Magazine is a showcase of our diverse personalities and the culmination of our two years of research and exploration of creativity.

As members of Generation Z, we aspire not only to share the fashion we've witnessed and experienced with the world, but to fearlessly express and contribute our part to enhancing the fashion landscape and industry.

We would like to thank everyone; teachers, faculty, and staff including those at Bunka Gakuen and Bunka Publishing Bureau, for their dedication, efforts and support for this BFGU MAGAZINE 17.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

BFGU Unveils 17th Volume:
The Fashion World Adapts to Post-COVID Realities

BFGU, TOKYO

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Realizing your dreams

Shinichi Kushigemachi

President, Bunka Fashion Graduate University

BFGU, TOKYO

The Fashion Design Course is honored and privileged to play an integral role in fostering a core of young innovative and passionate designers. Our expectations are high for students. What first year students are required is intensive research and a demanding schedule for project creation. More than ten fully coordinated artworks stressing originality and void of trend influences are essential parts of the curriculum. We encourage students to experience “challenges, experiments and failure. ” BFGU truly believes that failures ultimately lead to their success.

By the end of the first year, students are pushed to their limits researching and questioning themselves: What does it mean to be a fashion designer? How can I contribute to the fashion industry? What is my goal? What is everlasting beauty? Where do I see myself long term in the fashion world?

Using their first year research “results”, the requirements are only enhanced for second year students. Originality and personal traits must now be viewed from a business perspective. Second year students will prepare their work to get a Master Degree of Fashion Creation (Professional). The Visual Book is one of the stages of this work.

BFGU takes great pride in taking a leading role in the fashion industry in developing young aspiring fashion designers’ confidence and pride within themselves. BFGU is helping students take one step forward in making their dreams in fashion come true, ultimately if it is their passion and desire, to establish their own personal brand.

MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT

Realizing your dreams

BFGU, TOKYO

MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT

Support

  • VEST CO.,LTD.
    Vest Corporation is a company that plans, manufactures, and sells clothing subsidiary materials with MADE IN JAPAN woven labels as its signature product. The labels have been developed based on the original designs of our graduate students, who are provided materials.
    https://wl-vest.co.jp
  • DORMEUIL JAPON K.K.
    Dormeuil is the oldest mill merchant in the world, celebrating its 182nd anniversary. Our students have visited the office, selected fabrics from the collection to be used in their production.
    https://www.dormeuil.com/jp/
  • Toray Industries,Inc. Ultrasuede®
    Ultrasuede® is the suede-like man-made leather that Toray globally markets as an advanced Japan-quality material. Various man-made leathers have been provided to our students for the production of their works.
    https://www.ultrasuede.jp/
  • DuPont-Asahi Flash Spun Products Co., Ltd.
    DuPont™ Tyvek® is a specialty nonwoven fabric developed by DuPont de Nemours, Inc. It has various barrier properties such as water/dust resistance, while being breathable, strong, and lightweight. The company has provided materials for our students' artworks.
    https://www.tyvek.co.jp/
  • SHINDO Co., Ltd. S.I.C. Showroom
    SHINDO Co., Ltd. is one of the largest tape and ribbon manufacturers in Japan, based in Fukui Prefecture. The "S.I.C. Showroom" in Harajuku, Tokyo, is a space where you can see all of S.I.C.'s standard products.
    https://showroom.shindo.com/jp/
  • KOMATSU MATERE Co., Ltd.
    Komatsu Matere Co., Ltd. is a chemical materials manufacturer that has been in business for 80 years. Based on processing technologies, the company has developed its business in a wide range of fields other than fashion and has provided materials for our students artworks.
    https://www.komatsumatere.co.jp/
  • Tansuya Co., Ltd.
    Tansuya Co., Ltd. sells used kimono and obi that are carefully washed, antibacterialized, and pressed. Our students receive donations of materials for their artworks and develop them into new designs.
    https://tansuya.jp/
  • JMAN(Japan Make-up Artist Network)
    JMAN (Japan Make-up Artist Network) is the first group of make-up artists in Japan that transcends the boundaries of makers and genres. JMAN has provided hair and makeup services for BFGU MAGAZINE's photo shoots.
    https://jman.jp
  • SO-EN ONLINE
    So-en Online is the official site of the fashion magazine "So-en," published by Bunka Gakuen Bunka Publishing Bureau. The site provides information about fashion in general, projects and other original content on fashion and culture.
    http://soen.tokyo/

Staff

Art Director

  • Akira Takeuchi

Editors

  • Yaxi Gao
  • Marcella Jane
  • Tsaichi Liu

Photographers

  • Teo Josserand
  • YANRENG GUO
  • Wendy Ji
  • YI XU
  • Ko Ushin
  • Julio Koshiishi
  • YANG ZHAO
  • Jun Tsuchiya
  • Hualunzi
  • Haruki
  • Mana Hiraki
  • Norifumi Fukuda
  • Bian Min
  • Tenkou ma
  • Yuki Motohashi
  • Josui Yasuda
  • XIAOYAN LU
  • LUSAN

Hair&Make-up
artists

  • JMAN(Japan Make-up Artist Network)
  • Asuka Tanimoto
  • Yuki Haba
  • Akiko Yoshizawa
  • Ayako Naito
  • Kumi Ariga
  • ―assistant― Namika Suzuki
  • Aika Nakazawa
  • Hana Imaizumi
  • ―assistant― Ruby Saito
  • Towa Hamano
  • Nonoka Tabata
  • Urara Torii
  • Misaki Komo
  • ―assistant― Miyabi Inoue
  • Misaki Hakozaki
  • Satomi Sekino
  • ―hair― Soma Hayashi
  • ―assistant― Miyu Ando
  • Ramu Hisamatsu
  • Honoka Watanabe
  • Takumi Toyama
  • ―assistant― Kurumi Iiyori
  • Yuina Iga
  • Hiyori Komatsu
  • Yume Shinozaki
  • Noa Fukaya
  • Natsumi Mitsumoto
  • Katherineeeejin
  • MINA
  • SAM
  • QIHAN WANG
  • Haruka Kajita
  • Katherine Jin
  • Saku-chan
  • JEAN
  • Audrey By
  • PP
  • Tania Pinkus
  • Ayaka Hoshina
  • Natsuka Miya
  • Muli
  • MUNG NI LUNG

Models

  • Akane Kunio (NUMBER EIGHT)
  • Alice (alpha management)
  • Anna (alpha management)
  • Annie Rade (alpha management)
  • Braden (alpha management)
  • Corey (alpha management)
  • Dennis Falt (JUNES ACTING&MODELING)
  • Dmytro (alpha management)
  • FiFi
  • Filippa Mia (unknownmodelmanagement)
  • Hassan (alpha management)
  • JEAN (Model agency friday)
  • Kisara (alpha management)
  • Maria (alpha management)
  • Marvin (alpha management)
  • Maya (alpha management)
  • Mika
  • Monica (alpha management)
  • Natalia (alpha management)
  • odd
  • Olga (alpha management)
  • Opiri S (JUNES ACTING&MODELING)
  • Pak (TOMORROW TOKYO)
  • Reina (IPSILON)
  • Ruben (alpha management)
  • Sen (Agency NÓI)
  • Sen Zhao (BRAVO MODELS)
  • Sophie (alpha management)
  • Valentina (alpha management)
  • Xena
  • Iris
  • Aksenova Kira
  • Amiru (BARK in STYLe)
  • Riku Okamoto
  • Natsuki Oku
  • YUNTAO HE
  • Sayoha Takebayashi (BARK in STYLe)
  • Nanaho
  • PP
  • Muli
  • Mori
  • Ye Jun (STANFORD)

Stylist

  • KURATO

CG Designer

  • KAWAJIRI MATSUKO
  • Nicholas Wang

English Translation Advisers

  • Sumiko Satsuta

President

  • Shinichi Kushigemachi

Advisers

  • Yasunari Yoshida
  • Shoji Babazono
  • Kyoko Kubodera
  • Takayuki Toki
  • Miki Imamura
  • Takumi Sakurai

Archives

"BFGU MAGAZINE" is a collection of works by graduating fashion design course students.No.1 to No.5 were published in paper form, but from No.6 onward, we have been able to publish it on our website. Please enjoy our students' works.

  • BFGU MAGAZINE15

    Released January 30, 2023

  • BFGU MAGAZINE15

    Released February 14, 2022

  • BFGU MAGAZINE14

    Released February 8, 2021

  • BFGU MAGAZINE13

    Released January 30, 2020

  • BFGU MAGAZINE12

    Released January 30, 2019

  • BFGU MAGAZINE11

    Released January 30, 2018

  • BFGU MAGAZINE10

    Released January 30, 2017

  • BFGU MAGAZINE9

    Released February 2, 2016

  • BFGU MAGAZINE8

    Released January 30, 2016

  • BFGU MAGAZINE7

    Released January 28, 2014

  • BFGU MAGAZINE6

    Released February 1, 2013

Bunka Fashion Graduate University

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