From a highly decorated salon for synth-punk heads, a toilet-paper, tape and headmounted antennae fashion show.
Pepi's Fashion Show
A thick crowd of camera-toting Japanese and foreigners assembled into a corridor in a street near Omote-Santo. An orange light shown from one end, lighting up an insect-like silhouette behind a sheet. From the light emerged a human with a sprouted head, their body wrapped in tape and toiletpaper. They carried a large candle, color matching their colored headgear.
This woman is sitting stapled to the floor.
This sense of play and confusion was enhanced as two models collided and began to attack each other:
My favourite performer, after the show, sitting in the dressing room in a giant puffy plastic chair. She walked out as one of the only models wearing a color; pouting, tired, and peevish. A nice performance of impudence.
from the runway to the crowd
Tada was there; he seems to be present at nearly every lively art event in Tokyo.
Tada introduced us to one young man born in Germany, half-German, half-Japanese. Reputed to speak six languages. He might have been wearing an ascot, if it's possible to wear an ascot and still appear somewhat indie. Cultivated alternative. Works for Dentsu, a Japanese advertising agency. He was proud of his recent work on a Coke campaign here in Japan, where famous artists had been commissioned to do Coke-inspired work under the heading "No Reason." Nobuyoshi Araki made posters with naked backs painted with Coke propaganda; Yayoi Kusama made dot-covered Coke machines for Harajuku.
This girl brought her pet rabbit. Is that the rabbit's brother on her head? Fur accessories seem to be in some fashion in Tokyo these days. Real or fake? Either way, it's a bit unsettling to see slight women carrying fur bags - large hairy skin pouches, like something out of the Flintstones. This girl and her pet were quite cute; unfortunately they sat in front of me and there was more fur than fashion in many of my photos.