February 8, 2008

Queen of cutting edge

Maybe it's time I introduce a Japanese label. It's something I hardly ever do just because I'm exposed to domestic designers on a daily basis. And if truth be told, I much prefer the cleaner silhouettes of new york designers--I think they suit me and my attitude better. Having lived in Tokyo for over a decade, I am throughly weary of the kawaii-bizarre aesthetic we're well known for...
Anyway. I think it's safe to say that Nozomi Ishiguro is the queen of the latter--the current cutting edge of Japanese fashion. When I think of Fruits and Tune magazines, I immediately think of her trademark loud, crafty and voluminous style (it figures, she interned at Junya Watanabe and Tricot Comme des Garcons). She's big with the in-crowd but relatively unknown otherwise, and outside Japan I'm guessing hardly at all.

AW07


Her designs are intriguing in that they're cutsey and grotesque at the same time.

SS08


update: nozomi ishiguro is a MAN!! it's so funny because I always had this image of him being a female, because of his name. oops.

6 comments:

Fruchtzwerg said...

impressive! I like his work SS08!

mahret said...

WOW ♥
That's so japanese, that's so NICE!!!

Stephanie said...

These are incredible!

Lynn & Horst said...

nicht schlecht her specht!
the previous tees are nice too

Bobble Bee said...

her AW07 is spectacular

Fanfan said...

Nozomi Ishiguro is a man. =。=