(continued, 5F-6F) We’re taking a bottom-to-top, inside-out tour of possibly the best store in the world, Dover Street Market Ginza in Tokyo. If you’re unfamiliar with the shop, you might want to start with the digest version I’ve written here for ANA, for the uninitiated (in English). See the artwork, the exclusives, and why it’s the world’s ultimate shopping destination. So settle in and slowly suck on the eye candy. 1F-2F is here.3F-4F is here.
If you’re a card-carrying fashion freak then you should need no introduction to Hideko Seo. As of now he is still the right-hand man of Azzedine Alaia, so there’s no contesting the level of his technical clothing-making skills. On the flip side, he is also a huge purveyor of making art out of his special talents.
To promote his own side projects, Hideki has taken a number of photographs and sketches of his creations thus far and is releasing his first book in a limited edition run. A peek at what’s inside is below, although beyond this it’s a mystery as to what exactly kind of beauty you’ll find inside. It’s hard not to want to dive right into this world….
There are many dissenters in this world that believe fashion can never be art. “It must be wearable, or it’s not fashion. Fashion will never be real “art”.” And yet here we have an honest-to-god clothing-maker who also believes in the artistic endeavors of fashion. He himself says, “One day, I`m going to be considered a real artist.”
ファッションが好きならぜひ押さえておきたい名前、Hideki Seo。ミーシャも彼のクリエーションの大ファンで、何度もブログで取り上げさせていただいている。現在アズディン・アライアのアシスタントを勤める彼の服づくりの技術は確かなもの。その一方で彼自身の活動としてFashion is アート的な制作活動にも積極的だ。