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...Kansai Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 1992 womenswear collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week. Sculptural and bright in color and pattern, the show was divided into sequences, beginning with monochrome abstract printed dresses...
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...Kansai Yamamoto’s Autumn/Winter 1992 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Deviating slightly from the imperfect and minimal aesthetic associated with Japanese fashion, Kansai's autumnal collection seemingly cited all periods...
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...Kansai Yamamoto’s Spring/Summer 1989 show was presented at London Fashion Week. Opening with tailoring in oversized silhouettes, Yamamoto developed the garments to become more abstract, with cut-outs, layering, wavy edges, contrast...
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...Kansai Yamamoto’s Autumn/Winter 1989 womenswear collection was shown in Paris and was heavily influenced by classic menswear. Many garments comprised of shirts, ties, and vests worn with blazers, jackets or coats with loose-fitted...
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...Unlike the aesthetic typically associated with Japan across the 1980s and 90s, Kansai Yamamoto's pieces had an aura of eccentricity and theatricality. This 1990 Autumn/Winter Collection is typical of his flamboyant style and featured...
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...Kansai Yamamoto’s Spring summer 1991 show took place at Paris Fashion Week and consisted of both menswear and womenswear. The show featured many bold prints and colors as well as Yamamoto’s signature on many of the designs. The show...
...Footage Referenced Kansai Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1992Introduction Known for dressing David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in the 1970s and for his avant-garde, boldly colored, and structured garments, Kansai Yamamoto refused to conform...

Design Innovation by Japanese Designers Miyake, Kawakubo, and Yamamoto

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Rarely has a concept in clothing design attracted the sort of dread and hysteria that deconstruction has incited since its inception in 1967. Deconstruction can be described as the literal dismantling of clothes in order to destroy fashion....

David Bowie’s Influence on Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...British musician and actor David Bowie (1947–2016) had a notable impact on the world of fashion. His artistic accomplishments are closely associated with his stage costumes, which played a pivotal role in the construction of his image...