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Tuesday, 10th May 2011
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Tokyo fashion scene to be revived by charity show

The Japanese fashion community is aiming to look to the future after the March 11th earthquake, with Runway for Japan, a special charity fashion show.

As a result of the earthquake, the annual Japan Fashion Week had to be cancelled, while many delayed shows and exhibitions have left style junkies starving for a fix, Japan Times reports.

Runway for Japan aims to fill this gap, with more than 40 brands being showcased by 100 models, offering stylish and inspiring designs.

All of the designers represented will be Japanese, including Mikio Sakabe, Jun Okamoto, Hanae Mori and Hiroko Koshino.

There will also be several on-site shopping opportunities during the one-day event, which will take place at Bunka Fashion College in Shinjuku on May 15th.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at 3,000 yen (£23) for adults and 2,000 yen for kids, with proceeds going to earthquake relief efforts.

Written by Kimberley Homer

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