The geisha-inspired theme captured in the lens of Sebastian Kim reveals western fashion tribute to the richness of the Country of the Rising Sun. The marvelous unveiling of Japan-focused culture is one of the main inspirations presented on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks including fashion giants like Alexander McQueen, Prada, Haider Ackermann and Mugler. To be truth, despite that the Asian theme is a repeated trend, I feel always amazed with the results that one country like Japan can offer with the plenteous culture and visualization of art. My Japanese inclinations that are clearly visibly on the pages of EdelScope.com are probably rooted in my silent dreaming of visiting the land of Issey Miyake, Junya Wutanabe and Yohji Yamamoto.
Vogue Germany February 2013
Photography by Sebastian Kim
Model Franzi Mueller
Stylist: Katie Mossman
Makeup artist Maud Laceppe
Hair stylist Tuan Anh Tran
Images via FashionGoneRouge
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Magnificent transformation served by the BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE brand for Autumn/Winter 2012 season is enriched by the Guest series with Japanese artist Kiyoshi Kuroda. The collection BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE × KIYOSHI KURODA is divided into two main concepts : GARLAND and GARDEN. The pixel pattern of the bags features marvellous illustrations and three-dimensional decorations by Kuroda unveiling the notion of garland decorations and garden surroundings like flowers and butterflies. This idyllic feel of the embellishments is infused with the newfangled geometrical base of the LUCENT design.
The GARLAND series characterizes with the 3D ornaments and cutouts shaped in the convention of Kuroda’s works . The line is available in red purple, white and silver palette of colors.
The GARDEN series, on the contrary depict the patterns imprisoned on the geometrical surface of the bag wrapping around from the front to the back of the designs to portray a single picture. The line is presented in white, silver and navy colors .
About the artist KIYOSHI KURODA
Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1975.
Completed his graduate studies at Tama Art University
He has worked as an illustrator and art director in various fields such as advertising and magazine publishing.
Received “Good Design Award 2005” at “SHINJUKU SOUTHERN BEAT PROJECT 2005”.
Established KABWA inc. in 2009.
Participated in many exhibitions around the globe, including :
“Open Studio Project”, NANZUKA AGENTA SHIBUYA, Tokyo
“ AN10”,Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo
“Nam June Paik Festival,Now Junp! ”, Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea
Published animated storybook”To the Forest”（PIE BOOKS）
‘The Mermaid’s Holiday’
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Model: Saskia De Brauw
Styled by Lori Goldstein
Vogue Japan, May 2012
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