Synopses & Reviews
Hawaiand#8217;i is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse places in the world due to its central location in the Pacific. Situated at the crossroads of different cultures, Honolulu has a style all of its own. Honolulu Street Style
captures this unique approach as it demonstrates how global trends are transformed by stylish Honolulu denizens to give them a unique, local look. Divided into chapters on hair, hats, accessories, and beachwear, the book features the styles of people encountered on the street and in many different neighborhoods, with an essay on the history and clothing of Hawaiand#8217;i as a whole.and#160;
The neighborhood fashion explored includes that of iconicand#160;Waikikiand#160;which conjures images most people associate with Hawai'i, yet the mass-produced tourist clothing belies a deeper fashion culture hidden in local enclaves and local boutiques that foster an upscale, casual style. Chinatown is a neighborhood of dramatic color and exotic touches, and hosts and#147;First Fridayand#8221; events that transform the neighborhood into a crowded hub of artistic, musical, and retail activity. As the photos show, the Kakaand#8217;ako neighborhood draws a crowd that is hip, traveled, and not afraid to venture off the beaten path. In contrast, the Manoaand#160;valley, home to the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiand#8217;i, presents itself as an eclectic mix of students and professionals dressed in everything from boho chic to surfer, skater, avant-garde, and casual professional style.
A highly visual book with full-color street style photography, Honolulu Street Style will be a landmark publication in the study of place and style.
andldquo;andhellip;a celebration of how style shapes and defines identity.andrdquo;
andldquo;andhellip;a vibrant exploration of culture and counterculture.andrdquo;
andldquo;andhellip;a very large and beautiful book.andrdquo;
While we may be tempted to think of Honoluluand#8212;and all of Hawaii, for that matterand#8212;as a tropical paradise, this book confronts us with the fact that it is a very lived-in city. Its influences are Japanese and European, Chinese and Puerto Rican, industrial and touristic, ancient and futuristic, and Honolulu Street Style is true to that wild mix.
A collection of Tokyo teenage street fashion portraits selected from the popular magazine of the same title. Follows the success of "Fruits (2001).
This is a new collection of Tokyo teenage street fashion portraits selected from the popular magazine of the same title. Translations of original captions provide the subject's name, age, and the unique clothing being worn.
A brand new collection of fluffies and spikeys from the streets of downtown Tokyo taken by renowned Japanese photographer Shoichi Aoki. Follow-on publication from the hugely successful "Fruits", published by Phaidon in 2001.
The neon, pastels, bows, and vibrant prints of Tokyoand#8217;s fashion tribes are unmistakable, outrageous, and fun. Recognized around the world, with huge online followings, the cityand#8217;s style icons are photographed here against white backgrounds, revealing a new dimenand#173;sion of personality and emotion in these remarkable individuals. Portraits include fashion icon Kumamikiand#151;the vision behind the Party Baby movement and clothing brandand#151;who has a growing global online following, as well as personalities such as Chocomelo, Saki Kurumi, and Haruka Kurebayashi. The book includes an introducand#173;tion by Simon Doonan and a cultural critique by artist and writer Buzz Spector.
Hawaii is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse places in the world due to its central location in the Pacific. Although it is one of the most remote places in the world, it has been called home by people of many different races, ethnicities, cultures, and social strata. Hawaiiand#8217;s diversity is the result of a continuing influx of people who leave their homelands and seek a new life in the Hawaiian Islands.and#160; Honolulu Street Style
demonstrates how global trends are transformed to give them a unique, local style, as well as how local trends influence global fashion. Various Hawaiand#8217;i neighborhoods are explored, ranging from the tourist hot-spot of Waikiki, to the up-and-coming trendy neighborhood of Kakaako, the business center of Downtown, and the artistic area of Chinatown. The book focuses on 4 distinct Hawaiand#8217;i looks: Aloha attire, the lei, beachwear and tattoos.
About the Author
Thomas C. Card is a New Yorkand#150;based photographer and director who has worked with Gucci, Barneys New York, Ferragamo, and Versace, and has contributed to Vogue, Harperand#8217;s Bazaar, and the New York Times Magazine. Simon Doonan is creative ambassador for Barneys New York. His books include Confessions of a Window Dresser, Gay Men Donand#8217;t Get Fat, and The Asylum. Buzz Spectorand#8217;s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other major venues.
Table of Contents
Honolulu Street Style
Head, Hair, Hats
About the Authors