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Japanese conceptual design: Unconvention is lowkey the new convention.

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Wassup mer peeps, I awfully miss blogging. I've been itching to write this blog post, so here goes...


Recently, I have been brutally (for the lack of a better word) inspired by postmodern Japanese conceptual design (fashion design) - to be more specific, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto have caged my heart lol. Just like any fan I've been reading their interviews and watching videos of their collections through the years, and I have discovered that they have influenced modern fashion in a very dramatic way. Yamamoto and Kawakubo grew up in post-war Japan. With war comes destruction and poverty, it can be said that these years of suffering have influenced the sombre tones of their work. Whilst Yamamoto's designs are more focused on monochromatic palettes, Kawakubo's designs are more focused on the rejection and abstraction of the traditional female body. She alters the silhouette of the female body through design and this can be seen as subversiveness to Western beauty st…