Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo

The Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo has become an international style mecca, a street level fashion scene prowled by major designers looking for inspiration, and whose local, cutting edge labels enjoy global cache Style Deficit Disorder is the first book to explore this remixed, fast forward fashion hotbed, profiling its most daring and influential designers, labels, styliThe Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo has become an international style mecca, a street level fashion scene prowled by major designers looking for inspiration, and whose local, cutting edge labels enjoy global cache Style Deficit Disorder is the first book to explore this remixed, fast forward fashion hotbed, profiling its most daring and influential designers, labels, stylists, and shops including Comme des Garons, Hysteric Glamour, Super Lovers, A Bathing Ape, and Laforet Featuring nearly 200 photos, essays by key Japanese fashion editors, and commentary by Edison Chen, Patricia Field, John Galliano, Shawn Stussy, Shu Uemura and others, this is a must have, insider s look at an international fashion and pop culture epicenter, past, present, and future.
Style Deficit Disorder Harajuku Street Fashion Tokyo The Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo has become an international style mecca a street level fashion scene prowled by major designers looking for inspiration and whose local cutting edge labels enjoy

  • Title: Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo
  • Author: Tiffany Godoy Ivan Vartanian
  • ISBN: 9780811857963
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo”

    1. while it a very beautiful book about tokyo counterculture fashion, I had some serious trouble reading the stylized fonts and strangely portioned sections. however, the pictures are unique and features great facts not found in other books about the fashion of Harajuku. I loved all the old Laforet ads and the history of many of the famous brands of the area. I loved the content, but the way it was presented was just a little too much on the eyes.

    2. Some interesting information about different brands in Harajuku, especially about how Harajuku got started being a fashionable and creative district of Tokyo, however the layout of this book makes it almost unreadable at times. There are so many fonts used, most of them incredibly difficult to read, as well as coloured pages used that make the black text almost invisible.I think Fruits magazine and the tokyofashion website are more useful reference resources about Harajuku fashion than this book [...]

    3. Checkpoint 1:The easiest way to run Harajuku street fashion parallel with American culture is simply that the sudden influence of American fashion appearing in Japan in the 1960s and 70s inspired many of the new designers to step up and begin to release their new designs based off of the new styles appearing from overseas. The focus of these designers were the younger generations, those who were the most inspired by the new American styles. The immense differences from the original, traditional [...]

    4. "affluent refugeesrious complacency and an acceptance of deep disconnectionlish the new and can buy what they wanty access to part-time work and expnading service economy t reliant on pparentsis generation has a new independence regardless of their maturity levels". p 217,8This blurb needed to be at beginning to put what was coming in context. This clothing or actually - costuming - is not shocking due to overt sexuality - there is little of that or body mutilations that make you virtually unemp [...]

    5. I really was surprised when I picked up this book as it looks like a cheap coffee table book on that scandalously wacky Japan, like so many of the recent pop-japan offerings that have come out in the US. I was VERY delighted to find it was accurate, well researched and offered a lot of content that has previously never been collected into such an English language resource.I sometimes teach on Japanese subculture and really wanted to require this book for my students. I can't, however, and this a [...]

    6. For me this book was the perfect companion to The Tokyo Look Book, going more in-depth into the history and influence of Japanese designers. I would've liked more photos of the actual products though, as some brands only had their advertising art pictured (often rather attractive, but still).

    7. Still digesting the information in this book. Visually it's wonderful fun, but the story of the evolution of Tokyo's Harajuku "scene" and the economy, marketing and (especially) consumption patterns are so separate from what goes on in the West that its a real eye-opener.

    8. Sure the topic is cool, and the pictures are cool, but this book is truly a graphic designers dream. The composition of each page is fresh and original.

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