I can’t seem to face up to the facts
I’m tense and nervous and I
I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire
Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire
I wasn’t familiar with Talking Heads’ song “Psycho Killer” before it became the soundtrack and inspiration for Nozomi Ishiguro’s Tambourine show. I actually felt bad when Nozomi asked me if I listened to them. It killed the conversation. Speaking of murder, the first half of this show was about the dark side, and it gave us intricate and calculated slashed up dresses in black and scrawl prints of doodles one might find on the wall of a serial killer’s bedroom. Some of the slashed pieces were like cocoons gone punk and are beautiful pieces of art…and this is supposed to be the casual line!
Qu’est Que C’est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
Then the show turned moods and the palette turned brighter. This section was to symbolize going heaven…presumably after receiving the blunt end of a psycho’s rage. Luckily it wasn’t derivative with angel wings, but rather just a flufflier, lighter aesthetic. I have become a true fan of this line, and am happy to see Nozomi giving us a properly designed show with a story rather than just sending mass amounts of clothes down the runway.
サイコーキラーQu’est Que C’estFa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better遠く、遠く、遠く、遠くへ逃げ出して
Photos by Mami Tanabe