108 pages in color
I don’t consider myself as an optimistic person. I always think of what I should do to make things. I think of what I should do now. I wish to continue to make research and develop the future technology and to make things with the team of young designers who are to create the future designs.
Those are the words Monsieur Issey Miyake uses to end our conversation, featured on the poster. When I interviewed him, and during the time I was working on this special Tokyo Fashion issue, Japan had not yet faced the tragedy of the tsunami is suffers now. Today it’s different. The worst has happened, and all of sudden everything resonates with a different tone. Sadness mixed with real concerns.
Monsieur Miyake is a wise man. For him, the future of making things mixes traditional crafts with new techniques, with the humble aim to regenerate the world. What is beautiful in this idea is that it applies not only to Fashion, but to many other fields of creation as well.
A visual portrait of the artists Gardar Eide Einarsson and Oscar Tuazon by Keiichi Nitt
A Subjective History of Photography Before and After Literature by the online publication ART iT.
日本からのご挨拶 , collages by Rosie Roberts
Spring and summer emotions in fashion by photographer Camille Vivier
Fashion special on Comme des Garçons shot in LA by Todd Cole
All the Colors Make Me Feel the Same About You, photos by Yasunari Kikuma, fashion editor Lotta Volkova Adam
Photographer Anders Eström captures the Sacai Summer 2011 Collection
A photographic essay by the French designer Julien David
L’Empereur Hon-Seki by French author Pierre Vinclair
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A conversation with Monsieur Issey Miyake on the future of making things