Tokyo Girls Collection

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The Tokyo Girls Collection (東京ガールズコレクション Tōkyō Gāruzu Korekushon?), sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is a semiannual fashion festival launched in 2005. The fashion event showcases the seasons fashionable streetwear by domestic brands.

Most of those who walk in the TGC runway are muses for fashion brands, and many of them are not professional fashion models. Recently, as of 2012, actress Yumiko Shaku walked in the Spring-Summer TGC show as the muse for gyaru fashion brand "Rady" by Shizuka Mutoh, a model known for appearing in the Koakuma Ageha magazine.

The event is open not only to buyers and journalists, but also to the general public[1] and incorporates live concerts by well-known artists, charity auctions as well as the Miss TGC Contest.[2] The event is planned and sponsored by Branding Inc. (which runs girlswalker.com and fashionwalker.com) and the outfits donned by the models are made available for purchase on the spot through Fashionwalker's mobile site.[3]

Past venues[edit]

Event Date Venue Total Brands & Models Guest Performers
1st Tokyo Girls Collection
2005 Autumn/Winter
August 7, 2005 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 25 brands
  • 30 models
M-Flo (and Akiko Wada)
2nd Tokyo Girls Collection
2006 Spring/Summer
March 11, 2006 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 23 brands
  • 45 models
Yuna Ito, AI, Rihanna, DefTech
3rd Tokyo Girls Collection
2006 Autumn/Winter
September 3, 2006 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 24 brands
  • 54 models
Ayaka, Sowelu, BoA
4th Tokyo Girls Collection
2007 Spring/Summer
March 3, 2007 Yokohama Arena
  • 24 brands
  • 72 models
Tamia, DJ Ozma, Minmi, Shonan no Kaze
TGC in Beijing '07 March 26, 2007 China International Exhibition Center
  • 11 brands
  • 13 models
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5th Tokyo Girls Collection
2007 Autumn/Winter
September 2, 2007 Saitama Super Arena
  • 21 brands
  • 61 models
Leah Dizon, TVXQ, DJ Ozma, Go Hiromi
TGC in Beijing '08 March 8, 2008 China International Exhibition Center
  • 9 brands
  • 23 models
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6th Tokyo Girls Collection
2008 Spring/Summer
March 15, 2008 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 20 brands
  • 60 models
Chemistry, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
7th Tokyo Girls Collection
2008 Autumn/Winter
September 6, 2008 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 21 brands
  • 70 models
PUFFY, Kimaguren, Dohzi-T feat. BENI
8th Tokyo Girls Collection
2009 Spring/Summer
March 7 - March 8, 20091 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • 26 brands
  • 60 models
Kumi Koda, Juju (TGC)
Kreva, Miliyah Kato (SGC)
Tokyo Girls Collection
2013 Autum/Winter
August 31, 2013[4] Saitama Super Arena Jin Akanishi, Flower

^Note 1 : To expand to a wider audience the Tokyo Girls Collection will team up with the Shibuya Girls Collection and extend to a two-day event. The first day will host the 8th Tokyo Girls Collection while the second day will host the 3rd Shibuya Girls Collection.[5]

Participating brands[edit]

'05 Autumn/Winter
  • moussy, SWORD FISH, CECIL McBEE, MARS, me Jane, BaraK, Snatch, SLY, GRAN EGOIST, MERCURY DUO, e.vil, Smacky Glam, LXY&PPC, Blue 2, ASH&DIAMONDS, genderbias, Private Label, Clistea coeru, C.C.CROSS, Bestlip, Apuweiser-riche, Prideglide, Vigny, Joias
'06 Spring/Summer
  • Apuweiser-riche, Joias, Supremacy, C.C.CROSS, Private Label, glasieux, CECIL McBEE, SWORD FISH, Spiral Girl, LIP SERVICE, MATERIAL GIRL, rosebullet, DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING, gMALOUSE, HbG, Bunny Doll, deicy, rich, Ravijour, LA Celeb, ANTIK DENIM, ECSTATIC, Silver JEANS
'06 Autumn/Winter
  • CECIL McBEE, Joias, rienda, MAISON GILFY, HbG, gMALOUSE, Chesty, ROYAL PARTY, LIP SERVICE, RADEESSE, C.C.CROSS, Ravijour, SWORD FISH, Apuweiser-riche, Praivate Label, JAYRO, Kai Lani, DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING, Jolly Bouique, UNIVERVAL MUSE, Jet Lag Drive, GLOWGENIC, ALBA ROSA JAPAN
'07 Spring/Summer
  • MAISON GILFY, CECIL McBEE, SWORD FISH, LIP SERVICE, DELYLE, RADEESSE, LITIRA, Ravijour, Apuweiser-riche, L'EST ROSE, JAYRO, VIERGE, UNIVERVAL MUSE, Private Label, alicias, gMALOUSE, Jolly Boutique, DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING, Kai Lani, ALBA ROSA, Rich, Joias, HbG, rienda, Noble Birth
'07 Autumn/Winter
  • BE RADIANCE, Baby Beat, INIDIVI, L’EST ROSE, VICKY, VIERGE, JAYRO, LITIRA, CECIL McBEE, MIZELVA, SmackyGlam, MAISON GILFY, ALBA ROSA, Ravijour, charlotte ronson, rebecca taylor, rich, DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING, Language, Jolly Boutique
'08 Spring/Summer
  • ALBA ROSA, blondy, Cecil Linc, CECIL McBEE, deicy, DOUBLE STANDARD CLOTHING, Fabulous CECIL McBEE, HbG, Jolly Boutique, kitson, LITIRA, Luv.Ronde, MARS, Me, Palms&Labskie, Ravijour, Smork by Language, snidel, Spiral Girl, swanky, SWORD FISH, titty & Co., VIVAYOU
'08 Autumn/Winter
  • Aglaia, ALBA ROSA, Another Edition, capesmile, CECIL McBEE, DOUBLE STANDARD COLTHING, FREE'S SHOP, Jamey, JILL by JILLSTUART, Lamiela, Laymee, LIP SERVICE, LIZ LISA, MAISON GILFY, MILKFED., MOROKO BAR, OZOC, Ravijour, rich, Spiral Girl, SWORD FISH
'09 Spring/Summer
  • ALBA ROSA, Another Edition, Apuweiser-riche, Backs, BEAMS, CECIL McBEE, ef-de, FREE'S SHOP, JAYRO, JILL by JILLSTUART, JILL STUART, Joias, Jolly Boutique, kitson, LAISSE PASSE, LIP SERVICE, LIZ LISA, MILKFED., MURUA, Pinky Girls, Ravijour, rich, snidel, Spiral Girl, theory, 31 Sons de mode
'13 Autumn/Winter
  • Bonica DOT, CAP FAKE!!!, CECIL McBEE, COCO DEAL, Danny&Anne, dazzlin, DE TER NL, elianegigi, jouetie, LIMITED EDITION VIVAYOU, merryjenny, moussy, Nina mew, NINE, RODEO CROWNS, SENSE OF PLACE by URBAN RESEARCH, Ungrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tokyo Girls Collection: As cute as it gets Rebecca Milner. Retrieved August 19, 2008
  2. ^ About the 6th Tokyo Girls Collection.girlswalker.com. Retrieved March 16, 2008
  3. ^ "Real Clothes" Hit The Runway. Web Japan. Retrieved March 16, 2008
  4. ^ http://girlswalker.com/tgc/13aw/
  5. ^ Get Ready, Tokyo Girls Collection is Expanding to 2 Days Event. Fashionsnap. Retrieved December 5, 2008

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