If you’ve been following our coverage of Le Baron de Paris Tokyo’s three-night 4th anniversary celebration, you know that the Le Baron crew knows how to party. The final night of Le Baron’s birthday party – called ROCK STAR BANG! – wasn’t just about drinking and dancing (although there was plenty of that). It also included a fashion show featuring designs by some of Tokyo’s top up-and-coming creators. Like the previous nights’ Masquerade Bang and Tokyo Bang, stylish Tokyoites showed up by the train-load to toast Le Baron de Paris and to see what surprises were in store at the ROCK STAR BANG! fashion show.

Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo

The dress code for ROCK STAR BANG! was “I’m a Rock Star”. Clubgoers took the theme in a myriad of directions, but none so far as the musical entertainment for the night – The Shining Twins. Finally out from behind the DJ booth, the “Twins” unleashed a loud punky live set. Also on stage, the Rock Star fashion show wowed the crowd. Talented young creators were challenged to coordinate fashion with the theme “Rock Star”. A panel of fashion industry names – including Vogue Japan’s special project director Sayumi Gunji and Nylon Japan editor Takashi Togawa – pored over the creations to choose the top 11 ensembles.

The 11 fashion designers/creators showing at ROCK STAR BANG! were Ayako Matsuzaki, Balmung, Motoko Hayashi, Joe TokyoDandy w/ Dressedundressed, Rumiko Koyama, Takayuki Tanaka, Takuma Watanabe, Tatsuya Shimada, Yuuka Akaishi, Yuuki Tezuka, and The Shining Twins. We brought back lots of pictures of the outfits created by these talents, as well as plenty of pictures of the party itself and The Shining Twins live set. Check them all out below, and don’t forget that you can click any of the pictures to see them in super-high resolution!

Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo

Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Rock Star Bang Fashion Show at Le Baron Tokyo
Click any of the pictures to blow them up!

 

The ROCK STAR BANG! fashion designers – and their teams – were as follows:

Ayako Matsuzaki
· hair / Fujiu Jimi for Shinya salon
· makeup / hirotaka
· model / NOZOMU(image)

Balmung (Hachi)
· hair & makeup / TARO
· model / yamashita shohei

Motoko Hayashi
· hair / FUJIU JIMI for SHINYA salon (PRIMAL)
· makeup / YUKI MAEKAWA
· Mame

Joe (TokyoDandy) & Dressedundressed (Takeshi Kitazawa / Emiko Sato)
· costume design / Dressedundressed
· model / Fuyuri (from Sister)

Rumiko Koyama

Takayuki Tanaka

Takuma Watanabe
· hair & makeup / ARI
· model / Yuko Ikuno (il bento)

Tatsuya Shimada
· hair / Kunihito Furuya
· model / detto K

Yuuka Akaishi
· hair & makeup / Aya Takahashi
· special effects makeup / Shuichi Sugaya

Yuuki Tezuka

The Shining Twins (from NYC)
Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss are collectively known as The Shining Twins.

These are some of the young up-and-coming designers that will be “what’s next” in the Japanese fashion scene, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot more of them in the near future!

Now that all three nights of anniversary parties are over and posted here for you to enjoy, we want to send out a big thank you to the Le Baron de Paris Tokyo crew. We appreciate them inviting us to their birthday party and we wish them many more years of great parties and good times. For more information on upcoming Le Baron events, check out their official website.

 

About the photographer:
Michael Steinebach has been fortunate enough to travel and see the world. Exposed to the limitless possibilities of photography 20 years ago, he grew up looking at things differently. He currently shoots in the areas of people, fashion, and news photography in Japan. He maintains a Facebook page with samples of his work. He can be emailed about contract work or with questions or comments on his photography.

4 Comments

  1. wow woww wow You really only see the wonders in Wonderland This is really amazing, and that you see in Tokyo will not seen him in other countries..i love itttttttt……………

  2. Yuri-Juice

    Just because I am a girl who likes fashion I am leaving this comment.

    The girl with the blonde hair in the white shirt with the weird neck headpiece thing with the long black skirt is a fashion DON’T.

    Her shirt is completely see through and highly not acceptable to wear in everyday life in less you want the whole world to see your nips.
    I don’t think any girl in less she is a stripper or out of her mind would wear that top.
    I don’t even understand why you would even make a top that see through and if you knew it was going to be at least put a shirt or a lining to it.

    I mean come on chances are that shirt the first moment you go to wash it basically will be the last time you ever see it again.

    Plus come on that skirt is way to long for that outfit and the neck/ headpiece thing what the heck is up with that?

    Man if I ever saw this in a store I would just back up slowly and walk away.

    Once again her outfit is a total fashion DON’T!

  3. Nekko Ochoa

    @Yuri-Juice > It’s pretty evident that this ISN’T an everyday life situation, so why NOT wear seethru blouses? It’s a fashion party!

    Love the scene – would have loved to have been there!

  4. only Hachi could make Christmas tinsel into experimental fashion. Well, him and Margiela.

    @Yuri-Juice: no offense, and I’m not trying to be a jerk, but i do feel like you missed the point a little.