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『ヘイヘイ』東京ストリートど真ん中の謎めいたブランド。What you get when you cross preschool with Tim Burton, the mysterious Harajuku brand HEIHEI

heihei 2016-17aw collection

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With furry mascots-cum-Frankeinstein monsters, teddy bears disemboweled to hold iPhone cases, and white overalls with a giant ghost face plastered on the paunch, you would be excused for finding it all a bit… disconcerting. But that was the point, with HEIHEI’s 2016-17 collection titled “Horror School”.

This young brand’s (since 2014) designer Shohei Katoh has his roots planted firmly in Harajuku. ..and before you say, “Well, of COURSE Harajuku”, let me just remind you that nowadays the ‘juku is rampant with commercialized goods and ever-rising rents that are making it difficult for eclectic designer labels to get off the ground. So beyond scary animal character, are the clothes worth their salt? Let’s see:

heihei 2016-17aw collection