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Comme des Garçons

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Rei Kawakubo was born in Tokyo in 1942, the daughter of a senior academic at Keio University. She studied fine art (both Japanese and Western) at Keio and, after graduating in 1964, joined the advertising department of the Japanese chemical...

Yohji Yamamoto (1943–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...There is often something uneasily disjointed about Yamamoto’s sombrely dramatic clothes.Yohji Yamamoto’s aim is to synthesise the traditional understated Japanese aesthetic – with its emphasis on simplicity and purity of response – and what...

Miyake, Issey

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima, in the southern part of Japan, in 1938. In 1965 he graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, where he majored in graphic design. Following graduation, he went to Paris just three months after Kenzo...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Discuss the importance of developing an online presence in the bespoke fashion world. Explore the communication of brand positioning through social media. Describe...

Placing Tokyo on the Fashion Map

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the evolution of Tokyo as a fashion city. The history of Western clothing in Japan is still new. Ever since it first appeared in Japan in the mid nineteenth century, the Japanese have been fascinated by Western...
...Born on 8 February 1944, Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto was at the forefront of contemporary Japanese fashion during the 1970s and 1980s. He pushed the boundaries of traditional fashion presentation on the runway, ultimately producing...

Lolita Lempicka

Morna Laing

Associate Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designer biography

...Lolita Lempicka was born in 1954 in Bordeaux, France. Lempicka’s interest in fashion was piqued at an early age, and at six she was already designing clothes for her Barbie doll collection using scraps of fabric garnered from her mother...

Rei Kawakubo (1942–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Kawakubo frequently deconstructs – literally and conceptually – and questions the clichés and familiar elements of Western and Oriental clothing and makes us think.Of the Japanese designers who made a worldwide impact in the 1970s...

Feminist Ideologies in Postmodern Japanese Fashion: Rei Kawakubo Meets Marie Antoinette in Downtown Tokyo

Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In November 1970 Yukio Mishima, a three-time Nobel Prize-nominated writer, stepped on to the balcony of the headquarters of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces. His purpose was to inspire the soldiers to launch a coup d’état and restore the powers...

Introduction

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...If the 1980s was the decade of excess, when greed was good and glamour was very much the order of the day – in Ronald Reagan’s White House and the London of Diana, Princess of Wales – then fashion had the designers to dress it....