HOW HARD THEY ARE TO FIND. THESE BOOKS WE DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE LOOKING FOR.
PARIS COLLECTION 1981-2000
. SCROLL AND LOOK AND READ ON DOWN. THIS BOOK JUST ENTERED THE ALL TIME FASHION REFERENCE CHART AT NUMBER ONE. NOW. AND FOR YEARS AND YEARS TO COME.
Japanese photographer Kazou Ohishi was a fixture of every Paris Fashion week from 1981 on. He published this yellow book in a grey card box in 2001 and somehow we missed it. Now we found it. Now you have found it.
The year is 1982. On the left Thierry Mugler. On the right Comme des Garçons from the first of their Paris shows. We are in love with the super easy wearable style (of the Comme). Goes without saying that Mugler Yeti in pixie boots look is legend.
Woah! Yasmin Le Bon in Alaia. The year is 1987. The year could always be 1987 if this is how it looks. Body con / body unconscious. Knocked out cold.
And hello Margiela. This quick history of fashion just made a great leap forward. 1998. Year zero for the world the current second year St Martins students were born into. LIFE BEGINS.
And the nineties. Courtesy of Helmut Lang. If both he and Margiela removed themselves from fashion they have not removed themselves from this book. Helmut Lang references are just the most wanted. As is this book. At 400+ pages and somewhere clear of 1500 images this is kind of obviously THE BOOK!
Centrespread. We LOVE these passes and invites. We particularly love Mr Ohishi in his moustache and tie. His website recently announced that he will soon be on Instagram. Sooner the better. And this afternoon he'll be on ours (@idea.ltd).
Don't stop believing. Yohji Yamamoto in the year 2000. Runway photography may not be art. But maybe this one picture is.
The book is sixteen years old but three copies we have look brand new. Of course they are not new. They are NOW.
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