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MINTDESIGNS/HOKUTO KATSUI AND NAO YAGI, Autumn/Winter 2008. Photograph by Taishi Hirokawa.

YOHJI YAMAMOTO, Spring/Summer 1998. Photograph by Takashi Hatakeyama.

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Future Beauty




Now that asymmetrical silhouettes, unfinished hems and monochromatic palettes are well established in mainstream fashion, it is useful to remember that only thirty years ago such aesthetics were decidedly outré even in the world of high fashion. As late as the 1980s trend-setting high fashion came only from Paris or Milan and it took an expert eye to discern much difference between French and Italian design. Then the Japanese arrived and everything changed.






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