Best Japanese Brands 2016 | 最強日本ブランド 2016年保存版

モードなミキオはいかがですか。Mikio Sakabe: What happens when “Kawaii” fashion tries to go chic

mikio sakabe 2016-17 aw collection




It seems Kawaii fashion may have gone to the dark side.

One of the most prominent members of the movement, Mikio Sakabe, has released a lookbook for his fall/winter collection all in black and white, which is an interesting move, to say the least. Although Mikio’s fashions themselves are as bright, glittery, and as kitsch as you’d expect, this desaturated way of showing them (a collaboration with high-fashion Japanese magazine Commons&Sense) really forces us to to consider how “mode” fashion and it’s antithesis, “Kawaii” fashion is perceived…and how it can evolve.


mikio sakabe 2016-17 aw collection

Tokyo Brands AW 2015秋冬の東京ブランド

壱吾弐工機カザフタコウキ秋冬2015。オタク系ファッションの進化?Is otaku fashion the new Cyber Punk? Kazafuta Koki AW 2015

model wears otaku fashion by kazafuta koki 2015



なんてストーリーが浮かびそうなルックを発表したのは、ガンダムをはじめとする”アニメ”から大きな影響を受けたクリエーションしているカザフタコウキ(壱吾弐工機 )秋冬2015 。約1年ぶりの新コレクションだ。

He passes through time-space, for his is a digital existence.
His uniform is a mountain coat.
He’s come from the future, landing in our time on Earth just about…

How does he see it?

…That’s the existential concept behind the Kazafuta Koki AW 2015 collection, the otaku-kei (otaku-style) label’s first set of new designs in a year.