Renowned Korean fashion stylist Sonya S. Park is influential in Japan fashion since 1990s. She has published three volumes of ‘Sonya’s Shopping Manual’ and founded lifestyle label Arts & Science. Opening stores in Daikanyama and Minami Aoyama since 2003 and 2004 respectively, they are mostly dotted in quiet corners and themed individually. ‘Arts & Science’ sells clothing and is the label’s flagship store; ‘Shoes & Things’ stocks shoes and accessories; ‘Over the Counter’ offers a fine selection of tea leaves, candles, hair combs and limited edition food produce; ‘Men’s Shop’ is, as its names suggests, a menswear shop. There’s also ‘Display’ — a regular display and publication of its very own newspaper ‘Periodical’.
The Daikanyama shop was not ‘officially’ set as a fashion store, but Sonya wanted to base it around a ‘cosy home-y’ atmosphere. Providing customers with excellent choices of pyjamas, towels and soaps, most labels stocked in the shop are still under the radar (but surely not for long).
Text: Carmen Lee | Translation: dilettante
Photo: Kimio Ng
Update: 14 Oct 2010
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