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Cultural Influences on Textiles: Japan

Year 12 Textiles

Finding Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS...

Tokyo Fashion

Japanese Designers

Thanks to renowned avant-garde designers that include Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, Japanese fashion has an impressive reputation for being being radical, boundary-pushing, and extreme. Drawing inspiration from the East and the West, the traditional and the ultra-modern, Japan’s sartorial legacy has made a formidable impact on industry – from Uniqlo’s high street domination to up-and-coming British designers such as Craig Green.  The Culture Trip presents a stellar list of new wave Japanese fashion designers that you should know.

You Tube presents an in-depth interview with the one-of-a-kind Japanese fashion designer and artist Shojono Tomo. Shojono Tomo has been known in Japan for many years & has had international gallery shows.

Japanese fashion brand alice auaa expresses a dark avant-gardist romanticism. It's the deconstructed beauty of a pretty princess who has jumped through a mirror, and emerged in a Grimm-like storybook world full of shadows. JAPANESE STREETS had an exclusive interview with founder and designer Yasutaka Funakoshi.

Fashion in Japan

Japan Guide

Harajuku (原宿) refers to the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station, which is between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. It is the center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights.

Tokyo Fashion Week 2017