Manga in London = high fashion

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TOKYOPOP Fam, "Ay up" from Britain!

This week I'm out in London, wandering the streets of Soho and Shoreditch for the first time in many years.  Wow, this city has changed!  (and wow it's expensive...)

In between meetings, I've gone running a few times (along the Thames River, through Hyde Park, and even by Buckingham Palace during changing of the guards), enjoyed various cuisine, and discovered this!

Dropping by the boutique, I learned (thanks McQ host Cole Simmons!) that the manga creator Yoshiyasu Tamura (田村吉康)was the artist who did these designs.  Interesting stuff - I kind of liked the jeans.  But I'm not sure if it's *that* unique at this point, to be honest.

Anyone have any opinions?

Here's a good blog about it too!

The trip has been cool - London is a pretty happening place.  Oh, and I had some bubble tea ("boba" for those of us from LA) from an interesting chain named Bubbleology.  This shop has expanded from the UK to Russia, Poland and other European countries.  It's a funky concept, but my favorite is still Gong Cha!

A few pics from my London trip below.

Cheers and yoroshiku!

--Stu

Hanging around:

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Bubbleology:

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Alexander McQueen X Yoshiyasu Tamura:

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