Why Is This Interesting?

W. David Marx


W. David Marx (Initials) is a Tokyo-based author and cultural commentator. His latest book, Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change, explores the relationship between status and cultural phenomena. Prior to this, Marx authored Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, which dissected how Ivy League fashion took Tokyo by storm and how tastemakers shaped modern Japanese culture. Marx is also a frequent contributor to WITI, where he shares his insights on Japanese fashion and culture.
  1. Why is this interesting? - The Dog Edition (2019-05-07)
  2. The Japanese Fashion Mag Edition (2022-01-13)
  3. The Monday Media Diet with W. David Marx (2022-09-26)