Kansai Yamamoto

you might know kansai yamamoto as the mastermind behind david bowie’s iconic ziggy stardust stage costumes, but he is so much more than a designer to the stars. he’s been referred to as the founding father of japanese fashion. the inspiring and theatrical old-meets-new world of yamamoto is a world we love to be in. happy birthday, kansai!
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Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 designed by Kansai Yamamoto.    Photograph: Masayoshi Sukita/courtesy of The David Bowie Archive

O estilo de David Bowie. Masayoshi Sukita/courtesy of The David Bowie Archive Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 designed by Kansai Yamamoto

Space-age - Prada sandals emulate the platform boots - designed by Kansai Yamamoto - spring 2013

Space-age - Prada sandals emulate the platform boots - designed by Kansai Yamamoto - spring ~~I don't care if Prada makes them, there is no way moon shoes are cute.

Kansai Yamamoto in London at the V&A

Kansai Yamamoto makes a return to the London catwalk at the V&A

Kansai Yamamoto Returns to Fashion 2013

Kansai Yamamoto Returns to Fashion

Best known for dressing David Bowie on his Ziggy Stardust tour 40 years ago, the designer staged a show with fashion and entertainment elements in Tokyo Friday.

Kansai Yamamoto, by Guy Bourdin, 1984

The late Sayoko Yamaguchi, who was named by Newsweek as one of the world’s top models in snapped by Guy Bourdin, wearing what looks like Kansai

Famous wool jumpsuit by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, 1971. Modeled by Caroline Coon

Caroline Coon wearing an iconic wool jumpsuit by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, 1971

Kansai Yamamoto

These high-heeled clogs are modeled after traditional Japanese okobo, worn during the summer by apprentice geisha;

David Bowie in Kansai Yamamoto

40 years ago today David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Theatre, London giving a special Christmas Eve concert!

Kansai Yamamoto

The Other Yamamoto – Kansai Yamamoto Singer and model Julie Roche (Real Paradis) wears vintage Kansai Yamamoto from her mother Casuko’s collection.

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