Field Report: Leather Japan 2013
NYFW is coming to a close. But it seems the fashion gods were saving the best (or at least the most memorable) for last—we stumbled upon the most mind-blowing presentation of them all yesterday. It went by the name of Leather Japan and it was quite the way to go out.
Allow us to explain…
The Background: A consortium of eight Japanese leather designers teamed up for a show that seems designed to confirm whatever stereotypes you have about Japan’s tendency to get overzealous. On display: a 10-piece “folk-punk” band. Stuffed crows wearing leather jewelry. Surprisingly cool sneakers. Some pretty out-there clothes. And lots and lots of sake to wash it all down.
Degree of Difficulty: Very high, unless you stick to the sneakers and nothing but the sneakers… or play in a 10-piece Japanese folk-punk band.
The Showstopper: The spectacle itself.
- — Ben Reininga