Jun 122010
 

This Saturday I was invited to the newly-opened Tabloid studio/club/gallery in Hinode, Minato-ku, where the Art Hotel Nest Tokyo is residing. The fashion designer Yoshikazu Yamagata (山縣良和) and his writtenafterwards label presented his latest fashions designs in a show titled “Crime and Punishment”. I got a good position to photograph the runway and present you here a couple of photos from this event. By the way, the models were wearing white make-up and crude wigs — they really looked like this.

A design of Yoshikazu Yamagata's "Crime and Punishment" fashion show.
A design of Yoshikazu Yamagata's "Crime and Punishment" fashion show.
A rare exception from writtenafterwards' usually white or light-colored fashion designs.
A rare exception from writtenafterwards' usually white or light-colored fashion designs.
Most of Yoshikazu Yamagata's fashion designs were made from wool.
Most of Yoshikazu Yamagata's fashion designs were made from wool.
A plaid coat from Yoshikazu Yamagata's writtenafterwards label.
A plaid coat from Yoshikazu Yamagata's writtenafterwards label.
A design of Yoshikazu Yamagata's "Crime and Punishment" fashion show.
A design of Yoshikazu Yamagata's "Crime and Punishment" fashion show.
A model wearing a short-sleeve shirt from Yoshikazu Yamagata and a braided wig.
A model wearing a short-sleeve shirt from Yoshikazu Yamagata and a braided wig.
An off-white writtenafterwards pullover from the fashion show at Tabloid in Tokyo.
An off-white writtenafterwards pullover from the fashion show at Tabloid in Tokyo.
"Crime and Punishment" was the theme of writtenafterwards' fashion designs.
"Crime and Punishment" was the theme of writtenafterwards' fashion designs.
The fashion show lasted for only about 15 minutes, then all of Yoshikazu Yamagata's models came out for a final walk on the catwalk.
The fashion show lasted for only about 15 minutes, then all of Yoshikazu Yamagata's models came out for a final walk on the catwalk.

After the presentation I walked around and shot a little bit of the other installations from Yamagata’s students of the “coconogacco” class.

A student designer whose name I didn't get, unfortunately.
A student designer whose name I didn't get, unfortunately.
An installation with "The Big Bra" (and oversized panties) from Yoshikazu Yamagata.
An installation with "The Big Bra" (and oversized panties) from Yoshikazu Yamagata.
Yoshikazu Yamagata's actual fashion from the show was for sale at a special after-show backstage event.
Yoshikazu Yamagata's actual fashion from the show was for sale at a special after-show backstage event.
Young fashion designer Yūma Yamamoku (山杢勇馬) in the midst of his installation.
Young fashion designer Yūma Yamamoku (山杢勇馬) in the midst of his installation.
A close-up of the colorful and playful designs of Yūma Yamamoku (山杢勇馬).
A close-up of the colorful and playful designs of Yūma Yamamoku (山杢勇馬).
The new art space Tabloid, which is owned by the conservative newspaper Sankei Shimbun. Note the Hinode station of the Yurikamome line.
The new art space Tabloid, which is owned by the conservative newspaper Sankei Shimbun. Note the Hinode station of the Yurikamome line.
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