25 Sep

Japan influenced the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 Show, via flowers, leather judo socks and folded pieces.

Some Japan-inspired collections : Armani Privé Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 (motifs inspired by Japanese gangs’ tattoos), Dior Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (based on Giacomo Puccini’s « Madama Butterfly »), Erdem for Harrods Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (influenced by Japanese gardens), Erin Fetherston Spring/Summer 2010 (« Ladyland » collection, based on a trip to Nara), Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2011 (samurai influences), Gianfranco Ferré by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (samurai-style clothes), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (inspired by Kazuo Ohno and « UFO Robot Grendizer »), Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2011 (« Sakoku » collection, based on Japan’s isolation between 1633 and 1853), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1999 (« Japanese Tourists at the Louvre / Les Touristes japonaises au Louvre » collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2004 (« Samurai / Les Samouraïs » collection, inspired by Edward Zwick’s film « The Last Samurai »), Julien David Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Japan’s culture is a strong inspiration for Julien David’s collections of clothes and silk scarves), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 (inspired in part by the Japanese designers who came in Paris in the ’70s), Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this collection, based on the idea of protection, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez revisited karate and samurai uniforms), Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (inspired by kabuki and Japanese horror films).

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