Possibly the primary artist featured at the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is Yoshikazu Yamagata.
For those not familiar with Yoshikazu’s work, may have seen it and not be aware of it. His work was seen for Parco during the recent Christmas holiday season with girls dressed in red outfits.
Featuring the “New Version from The Fashion show of the gods, the 2010 SS collection” created in 2017 and “The Seven Gods – clothes from chaos]/Zero written note fabric from THE SEVEN GODS – clothes from chaos-, the 2013 SS collection” created in 2012.
Yoshikazu Yamagata graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and became a design assistant for John Galliano.
Winning three prizes at the International Competitions ITS#three in Italy, Yoshikazu established his company Written Afterwards Inc. in 2007 and created his Star Tokyo Collection in 2008.
Yamagata took part in the Netherlands Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009 fashion show and won a 2012 Japan Fashion Editor’s Club award.
In 2014, Yoshikazu launched “Written By” and won the special prize for Mainichi Fashion Award and Tokyo Fashion Award.
In 2015, he was nominated for the LVMH Price as the first Japanese contestant.
And now, Yoshikazu Yamagata continues to impress his art followers and his work is featured throughout the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition.
The following is the “Inverness coat from After Wars, the 2018 SS Collection” made in 2017 and is created with polyester, nylon and rayon. This coat is what is featured in the Parco Christmas Sale campaign.
The following is “Earth from Save the Earth, the 2015 AW Collection” created in 2015 with mixed media.
The following is “From Flowers III, the 2018 SS Collection” created in 2017 and made with mixed media.
The following is the “New version from graduate fashion show -0points-, the 2009 AW collection” created in 2017 with paper and paint.
The following is called “Mountain from After Wars, the 2018 SS collection” created in 2017 via mixed media.
The following is “THE SEVEN GODS – clothes from chaos-” and “Study for the Seven Godes, from THE SEVEN GODS – clothes from chaos-, the 2013 SS collection” created in 2012 with mixed media.
Featuring “Big Wreath Coat from Flowers II, the 2017 AW collection” created in 2017 ala mixed media. The inspiration was from a wreath that former U.S. President Barack Odama laid at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima back in 2016.
Yoshikazu Yamagata’s featured artwork and creations were no doubt the projects that I tend to be most fixated at the entire exhibition thanks to the creativity that went on to create his work. It’s absolutely mesmerizing and I look forward to seeing Yamagata’s newer work in the near future. But for those who have been wanting to see Yamagata’s work, will no doubt want to check it out at the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.