SASQUATCHfabrix 2012 S/S Collection
The 2012 S/S edition of Japan Fashion Week (aka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) in Tokyo is under way! Several times each day, TokyoFashion.com’s contributors are reporting back from runway shows and events all over town. Be sure to check out all of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo coverage.
On Saturday, October 22nd, Japanese label SASQUATCHfabrix showcased their 2012 Spring/Summer collection via a performance around Tokyo Midtown as part of the Versus Tokyo event, curated by Yuichi Yoshii of The Contemporary Fix.
Established in 2003, SASQUATHfabrix is the apparel-making side of the Wonder Worker Guerrilla Band. Their concept statement – “HIGH PERFORMANCE VANDALISM. ALWAYS PRESENTING A SENSE OF FRESHNESS” – hints that they might not be averse to making trouble now and then, while their menswear and accessories show that they are dead serious when it comes to creating high quality original streetwear. Their EOTOTO line gets raves all over the English-speaking fashion internet.
The SASQUATCHfabrix “Clown Corps” show probably wins the title of the Funnest Show of Japan Fashion Week 2012 S/S. Actually, it wasn’t really a fashion show at all – more a street performance by people wearing pieces from the SASQUATCHfabrix collection. The performers included a one-man band, accordion-playing clowns, and a juggler. The group made its way around Tokyo Midtown, likely to the surprise of many of Midtown’s upscale customers. The actual fashion in the collection featured dress shirts, slim cut blazers, cropped pants, and baggy denim shorts with raw cutting and huge pockets emblazoned with the message “Mad Fools Say The Truth”. Some of the pieces featured prominent embroidery patterns.
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SASQUATCHfabrix 2012 Spring/Summer
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External Link: SASQUATCHfabrix Official Website
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