|A Yohji Yamamoto creation in Holon Design Museum, July 14, 2012|
. I also befriended artist Kojiro Akagi the former editor of GAP-JAPAN magazine during his visit to Israel. He attended here an international press meeting and at his request I introduced him to a number of young upcoming Israeli fashion designers about whom he published two articles in two issues of GAP-JAPAN.
Since, the Paris Japanese designers' influence on fashion was very dominant for quite a number of years - in my book "Israel Fashion Art" "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל"
I devoted one of the chapters to the far-eastern influence on western fashion in general and on Israeli designers in particular. Not forgetting the classical Japanese garments, the avan-guard Paris Japanese revolutionary creations, and even today's Tokyo's street fashion which originated in their picturesque comic magazines.
Although I was very impressed by Yamamoto's outstanding Holon's exhibit in general - the one design that I was most enchanted by was the sculptural one in the above photo. Hope you like it too.