“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am a fan of Japanese fashion (high-fashion and women's street style), so it's so good to see Japanese designers, amongst the throngs of European and American designers, doing well in the world of high-fashion. Designs from Yoji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Comme des Garcons are a breath of fresh air and it's nice to know that these designers don't get lost amongst the crowd. Case and point: Issey Miyake. Miyake and his research and development team have just won an "Oscar" from the Design Museum of London, beating out Sarah Burton's wedding gown for Kate Middleton (Menkes, 2012). His design converted a flat, dimensionless, recycled polyester garment into a 3D masterpiece (photo below). The garment's structure reminds me of contemporary art pieces made from metal or the State of Liberty. It is truly amazing.