TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. SS23 Collection

We would like to present to you the S/S 2023 collection of TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist, titled “GRAY.”

In this collection, inspired, again, by one of his heroes, Kurt Cobain, the cult Japanese designer Takahiro Miyashita continues his experiments in back-to-front and inside-out tailoring and gender neutral clothing, turning imperfection into an art form. The tromp-l’oeil effect of the first part of the collection is created by hand painting on medical gowns – after all, Cobain spent a lot of time in hospitals, and we can attest through an in-person experience that the back-to-front tailoring is gravity-defying in terms of design and continues to prove that Miyashita remains a decidedly singular talent in a sea of grayness that defines contemporary fashion.


Op-Ed: Why The 90s Matter

Everyone who goes through his formative years in a certain decade considers it the golden age. Obviously, the 90s were the best decade ever.

But let’s go beyond facetiousness. In terms of cultural production it is obvious that every decade has the good and the bad. What is more interesting is how much of the good and how much of the bad the zeitgeist of every decade produces, and what gets to hit the mainstream. Why 90s matter is that it was the decade when culture, and fashion as part of culture, took the last stand before succumbing to pure, unapologetic commerce.