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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