Feel and Think. A New Era of Tokyo Fashion
This exciting book looks at what’s happening in Tokyo fashion now, focusing on a new generation of amazingly innovative designers.
For more than three decades, Tokyo has been at the epicenter of the fashion world, and now a cadre of new designers are expressing themselves in remarkably creative ways. This book profiles the works of ten designers whose use of textiles, meticulous attention to material and workmanship, and interaction with other creative disciplines have created a new atmosphere of connectivity and engagement on the Tokyo runways. The whimsical, geometric, three-dimensional creations of ANREALAGE; h.NAOTO’s dark and cute Gothic Lolita world; the subcultural image of keisuke kanda; matohu’s reinterpretation of Japanese tradition; the elaborately poetic textiles from minä perhonen; mintdesigns, whose goal is to make clothes as product design; SASQUATCHfabrix’s street style for men; the elegant gothic bodywears of SOMARTA; the interaction between art, fashion and performance by THEATRE PRODUCTS; and writtenafterwards’ conceptually fabricated creations are all pictured here. These Japanese designers are fashioning a new, transformative approach to what we wear and why we wear it.