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Tag Archives | Rei Kawakubo

  • Wearable Art For Your Feet by Japanese Shoe Designer Tetsuya Uenobe


    Back in my early club days one of my most coveted pair of shoes was a pair of Tokio Kumagai black suede pumps with funny, little whiskers jutting out all over.At a time when Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto were the must-have uniform for the downtown art set, Tokio Kumagai designs– particularly the shoes– were right in step. Often extraordinary and whimsical, the shoes shared the Japanese minimalist fashion aesthetic of the time…

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  • Costello Tagliapietra Fashion Show Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week

    Costello Tagliapietra Fall / Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week

    For Fall 2010, design duo Costello Tagliapietra– Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra– known for their immaculate takes on classic Grecian draping cited Japan and the early work of it’s most iconic designers, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo as influences, giving their Barney’s babes an assortment of polished looks that had a somewhat off-kilter, slightly relaxed and inventive zest that made for a strong outing.

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