Recently, we lost iconic avant-garde designer, Kansai Yamamoto. Yamamoto is best understood for this long-lasting cooperation with David Bowie, particularly the outfits for the Martian rocker’s Ziggy Stardust tour.
On the Fashion United website, there’s a piece about the 2018 Brooklyn Museum evening with Yamamoto, performed in assistance of the David Bowie Is show.
Here, Yamamoto describes his cooperation with Bowie:
” Unlike me, Bowie was quiet, shy, however on stage he flips a switch and ends up being David Bowie,” states Yamamoto. They shared a love of what the designer calls “radical appearance,” and when asked what they found out from each other, he responds that through Bowie he established his understanding of Western dress while he assisted Bowie translate Eastern clothes. He feels happy seeing how the more youthful generation going to the “David Bowie Is” exhibition can reveal themselves when compared to the social constraints he experienced in Japan 50 years ago, as a self-taught, broke, designer launching his career at the age of21
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