Sunday, April 16, 2006

The 80s Japantheon

Many think of 80s style as being ultimately romantic, with Princess Diana's wedding gown the icon of the era. In this context, the most surprising, refreshing, and least romantic clothing came from JAPANESE designers, with asymmetry, unusual colors, origami-like folds, and abstract shapes giving the wearer a look bordering on kinetic modern sculpture.


The Japantheon included Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Matsuda and Kenzo.


Issey Miyake in the late 80s



Matsuda, mid 80s


Yamamoto, mid 80s


Kawakubo in the late 80s

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