The Tokyo Look Book

Author(s): Philomena Keet


Tokyo is home to the most creative and stylish fashion in the world. The Tokyo Look Book takes us on a dazzling journey through the streets, clubs, and boutiques of this trendsetting city to introduce us to the people who wear the latest fashions and the people who make them. Crammed with cool, full-color photographs of Tokyo's trendy teens and twenty-somethings captured candidly as they work and play, this is a comprehensive look at the richly varied fashion scenes that thrive in Japan's capital city -- from the "gal" mecca of Shibuya, to the goths and cosplayers who hang out on Jingubashi bridge on Sundays, through the cutting-edge kids on the Harajuku backstreets, to the stylish young professional men and women on Omotesando Boulevard. Yuri Manabe's distinctive photographic portraits are complemented by insightful text from British anthropologist and fashion expert Philomena Keet, who offers witty and informative background information on each of the fashion scenes introduced, and a plethora of soundbites and quotes from the featured fashionistas. In addition, there are interviews and spotlights on Tokyos hottest fashion designers, magazines and boutiques, including: Shibuya 109: Shibuyas iconic shopping mall Glad News: One of 109s leading boutiques Reiko Nakane: A former trendsetting "charisma" 109 shop girl, now producer of her own fashion label Mana: Japanese pop star and designer of Elegant Gothic Lolita brand, Moi-meme-Moite h.Naoto: Creator of the popular goth/punk brand Takuya Angel: Creator of the cult cyber-kimono brand Team Message: Designer of skate/streetwear brands Dog: Owner of a cult street-fashion boutique Shoici Aoki: Creator of the influential street-fashion magazine FRUiTS Garcia Marquez gauche: The husband-and-wife team behind this stylish brand for young women 5351 Pour Les Hommes: A fashionable mens brand Tokyo Fashion Week: A peek behind the scenes Mannenya: Purveyor of traditional Japanese workmens outfits

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9784770030610
  • : Kodansha
  • : Kodansha
  • : January 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 222
  • : Philomena Keet
  • : Paperback