Amusing sidenote, though I haven't read it yet myself, I've talked to the translator of My Dear Bomb. He actually doesn't really like it and called Yohji a huge womanizer.
Words+Bindings - The Fashion Books Thread - Page 3
i read the pdf excerpt that's floating around here and i thought it was a bit vain and over-dramatic fluff. but apparently there's good stuff that's not contained in those 40 pages i skimmed
As for the Margiela one I just wanted to show what was inside mostly, in case people were wondering. It's mostly all photographs, but there are some cool things like screen caps of playlists and stuff. Inside are 'mini-booklets' as well, articles/essays in languages I don't know. Pretty cool.
Is it taken, at least in part, from artbook/book suggestions I posted on SZ? I seem to remember having done that, or maybe a lot of the non-fashion we like is similar.
My buddy installed this show, it's a pretty interesting presentation.
I will add photos/scans of The New English Dandy this weekend. I will try to find a copy of Kid's Wear to scan but I believe all of mine are in storage somewhere right now.
Also, wanted to add Nick Cave - Meet Me At The Center Of The Earth as a must own (if you can find an affordable copy) book. It's not "fashion", but this guy makes some of the most incredible wearable sculptures out of fabric/fibers.
Really quick and dirty.
ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo (Click to show)
Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons (Click to show)
Also just finished reading through Japan Fashion Now. Was alright as a light read and quick history of Japanese fashion. Not too much interesting detail though and the bits about the various fashion subcultures (gyaru, lolita, etc) felt mostly like fluff.
Edited by magicalporks - 1/11/13 at 7:47pm