Synopses & Reviews
The Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo has become an international style mecca, a street-level fashion scene prowled by major designers looking for inspiration, and whose local, cutting-edge labels enjoy global cache. Style Deficit Disorder is the first book to explore this remixed, fast-forward fashion hotbed, profiling its most daring and influential designers, labels, stylists, and shops (including Comme des Garons, Hysteric Glamour, Super Lovers, A Bathing Ape, and Laforet). Featuring nearly 200 photos, essays by key Japanese fashion editors, and commentary by Edison Chen, Patricia Field, John Galliano, Shawn Stussy, Shu Uemura and others, this is a must-have, insider's look at an international fashion and pop culture epicenter, past, present, and future.
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;
"Style Deficit Disorder
is an awesome encyclopedic breakdown of [Harajuku].." —The Fader
"essential reading for anyone who wants to get the real lowdown on the fabled district." —Japan Times
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.
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.