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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Is it art or is it fashion? Japanese designers have long been heralded for structural, conceptual creations that push the envelope on style. Wearable? Often not, at least in our everyday Western culture. Enviable nonetheless? For sure.

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last three decades. From the designers who brought the Eastern aesthetic to the West—Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe—to up-and-coming such as Tao Kurihara and Jun Takahashi, the new book is written by a team of experts, including renowned fashion historian Akiko Fukai.

So, without further ado, here's some delicious eye candy for the holidays. Get a taste here and pick up the book on your way home for more than 250 sketches and photographs of pure genius.