Watch out Japan, the designers are coming!

Designers are all clammering all over each other to get to Japan.

On Monday, Balenciaga announced plans to build a network of 20 – 25 shop-in-shops and freestanding boutiques in the next five years.

And on Wednesday, Louis Vuitton held it’s first ever ready to wear show outside of Paris – in Tokyo at a custom built dome at Yumenoshima Park. Creative Director, Marc Jacobs presented Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2006-07 collection for 500 guests that included the media from all over Asia as well as many more VIPs. They ever flew out all the models that had first strutted down the catwalk for the Autumn/Winter collection in Paris a few months ago.

After the show, everyone kicked on at the disco-themed after party with 1000 guests in attendance – complete with roller-skating waitresses.