big in japan

November 18, 2009


issey miyake ‘a-poc’ paris parade finale, s/s 1999

i’ve been reading a lot about japan lately and checked the cutting edge: fashion from japan out of the library, the accompanying book to a 2005 exhibit at the powerhouse museum in sydney.


nozomi ishiguro

besides comme des garcons, issey miyake, and yohji yamamoto, the book chronicles lesser-known designers from the past 25 years that have been pushing the limits of beauty, fashion, and technology with their innovative designs.


hanae mori


tokio kumagai’s taberu kutsu (shoes to eat) series, 1984


masahiro nakagawa


kenzo takada


jun takahasi




junya watanabe for comme des garcons

and my favorite:
hiroaki ohya’s wizard of jeanz, 21 books that fold out into clothing



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One Response to big in japan

  1. Pattycake on November 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Hey Rebecca,Mucho gusto!Very cool style blog. Love the Japanese textiles, as well as calligraphy, painting, gardens, food…Patty

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