From 日本 with Love

Since I have been planning a trip to Japan, it seems that I have been obsessed with cherry blossoms and see Japanese inspiration everywhere. And not only because my boyfriend is half Japanese! It started when I was invited to a Japanese artist’s private viewing, followed by a huge exhibit about manga and Nippon culture and, finally, when I was asked to give sushi cooking lessons to a couple of friends. And I must add to that list the latest fashion week and high-end marketing campaigns that are currently taking Japanese codes out of their context and playing with the cliché Western images of the  country of the rising sun.

Chanel S:S 2013 campaign_2

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 campaign

Chanel S:S 2013 campaign

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 campaign

Jalouse Cover, March 2013

Jalouse Cover, March 2013

Prada S:S 2013 campaign

Prada Spring/Summer 2013 campaign

Prada S:S 2013_2

Prada Spring/Summer 2013 campaign

Marc by Marc Jacobs S:S 2013 Campaign.1

Marc by Marc Jacob Spring/Summer 2013 campaign

Here the Japanese inspiration is less obvious but… look at these shoes!

Marie-Claire Italy_March 2013 (Photographer Thomas Krappitz)

Marie-Claire Italy_March 2013 (Photographer Thomas Krappitz)

 
Marie-Claire Italy_March 2013 (Photographer Thomas Krappitz)_2

Marie-Claire Italy_March 2013 (Photographer Thomas Krappitz)

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