Highsnobiety is setting up shop in Japan. April 26, 2018 will mark the official launch of highsnobiety.jp, a new Japanese-language platform from Highsnobiety tailored for the Japanese market.
Thereafter, in Fall 2018, Highsnobiety will launch our first print magazine, Highsnobiety Japan, for the Japanese market to complement our digital platform.
It’s no secret that Japan’s forward subcultures and scenes have influenced Highsnobiety since day one. From the work of giants like Hiroshi Fujiwara, Jun Takahashi, Hiroki Nakamura Yohji Yamamoto, Daisuke Obana, Takahiro Miyashita, and NIGO, to magazines like GRIND, POPEYE, Men's Non-No, HUGE, and SENSE, these names continue to inspire us today. Highsnobiety’s new base in Tokyo, Japan means we can finally be closer to the people, places, and things that inspire us.
Highsnobiety was established in 2005 by David Fischer as a blog devoted to sharing the best in fashion, footwear, music, art, and design from around the world. 13 years later, Highsnobiety is a global media brand with over 100 team members in its Berlin, New York, and London properties, as well as presences in Hong Kong, LA, Montreal – and now, Tokyo.
To celebrate, we picked eight brands from Japan, the US, and Germany—Acronym, BAPE, Bedwin, Civilist, N. Hoolywood, NOAH, Pleasures, and Richardson—to design a range of super-limited T-Shirts. Each product is limited to 100 per design and will be available exclusively on Highsnobiety.com and Highsnobiety.jp.