The band in the back consisted of the designer Hidenori Kumakiri and his team. They played Beatles classics. Kumakiri was the singer and pretty awful, actually. Often he just mumbled the lyrics… Glad he became a designer! But as soon as I realized that the singer was Kumakiri, it was very easy to forgive the terrible singing. It was a wonderful personal touch that kind of reminded of a family reunion with one of the younger family members putting on a show.
The 60s themed clothes were flawless and beautiful.
Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.
Recent photos by Kjeld Duits:
The second part of this two part series focuses on the people at Design Festa 5 comments
The first part of this two part series focuses on the art at Design Festa 4 comments
Dorothy Vacance—one of Tokyo’s hidden gems—is offering really cute embroidered patches featuring traditional images of Japan 0 comments
One of Tokyo’s most important fashion and design exhibitions, rooms, took place again this week. JAPANESE STREETS picked a few favorites 3 comments
Last year, Israel’s famous Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art exhibited over 100 of JAPANESE STREETS photographs 4 comments