Wow…..utterly, totally cool……renewing and modernizing the ancient Japanese tradition of sensitivity to the subtle colors and textures of fabrics. No one has ever done fabric better in the history of the planet. I’ve taken to googling Japanese links for fabrics and style inspiration lately. This guy is an example of why. A billion times more aesthetically interesting than cookie-cutter corporate fashion plates. Soul and spirit. Love the frayed wrist cuff especially……altogether wonderful…………
I’m really enjoying these shots, but why is the city being repeatedly misspelled without explanation? “Tokio” is not somehow more accurate phonetically. It is less accurate. The “kyo” sound is very important.
Minus the woman’s handbag, this is perfection. I hate the homogenization of fashion due to air travel, internet, global retailing, so I applaud anyone who attempts a modern take on traditional regional clothing. This is BEYOND fashion, into the realm of pure style and culture.
I love Japan and everything about their fashion because it mixes and matches tradition with modernity so, a the same time, it perfectly matches the country itself. I have to add that asian people are naturally elegant and beautiful which makes the clothes they wear even more stunning.
This boy in this picture is handsome and delicate, effortlessly cool and modern.
Everyone keeps repeating how this mixes modern and traditional…ok…I am totally missing it. It sort of looks like something that a Japanese guy would wear. But I see nothing modern. Its just very comfortable loose clothing in a sort of typical Japanese textile. But this looks a lot better then the rest of the Japanese series. He looks elegant, and natural. Not like he is trying to be a character out of some badly written fiction.