Seen most often in self-professed “otaku” (geek) designer collections in Tokyo, digital pop-collages are a huge thing. Avatars, pixels, characters, eyeballs, cosplay, pop-objects and analog media motifs are often plastered together in a way that purposely looks like a job done on MS Paint.
So what an incredibly unexpected surprise to see Paris’ adopted grandfather Yohji Yamamoto who is known for his blacker-than-a-black-hole clothes dipping into the same psychotropic Akihabara-inspired fashion..!
When the photos for Yohji Yamamoto’s Fall 2014 collection started trickling out, I thought people had their hashtags wrong. Was this really Yohji?! It was so…otaku!? When Louis Vuitton had Murakami draw anime on their bags it was fresh, when Comme des Garcons paired up with AKIRA artist Otomo, it was genius. And now, with this collection by Yohji, it’s like….this shit just got REAL.
Of course, this style of fashion follows in the same vein as a few Tokyo designers who’ve been doing it for a while now… Mikio Sakabe, Kanda Keisuke, Jenny Fax, Chloma, Hatra and Shojo no Tomo to name a few… Akihabara-style art isn’t considered the zenith of haute couture, but maybe it still has a chance. After all, we fashion freaks are all otaku too.. we just worship labels instead of idols.
絵は、若き現代美術家の笹田靖人の作品 The art is by 28 year old artist Yasuto Sasada
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