kansai yamamoto

before the invasion of the japanese deconstruction movement in the 80s, the fashion world recognised japan for their eclectic designs that screamed maximalism. kansai yamamoto was the japanese representative of the outrageous and theatrical garments that were in vogue during that era. there was a tasteful touch to the maximalism concept, as the garments fused a mixture of dissimilar textiles and prints that seemed unexpectedly harmonious. one of his iconic work was creating an androgynous and futuristic stage costume for bowie, notably the cape covered in japanese kanji characters for the ziggy stardust tour. another of bowie well recognized costume was the iconic striped tokyo pop jumpsuit with flared legs also designed by kansai for the aladdin sane tour.