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Kenzo Takada Helped Put Asia on the Global Fashion Map

Before Kenzo, it was hard for many in the fashion world to imagine an Asian designer at the top of Paris haute couture. After Kenzo, Asian talent drawing inspiration from the East and beyond transformed the industry.

Japan-born Kenzo Takada, who died at age 81 on Oct. 4 near Paris, brought the roominess and boxiness of the kimono to contemporary clothing as well as bold floral designs and jungle prints. His models sometimes danced on the runway.

“My common theme was ‘freeing the body from clothing,’ ” Mr. Takada wrote in a series of autobiographical essays for the Nikkei newspaper published in December 2016 and later translated into English. “Rather than squeezing the body tightly, I wanted to make clothes that focused on the wearability of a loose silhouette.”

A model in a loose design by Kenzo at a 1975 presentation of his fall-winter ready-to-wear collection in Paris.



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The Fashion Capital of South East Asia Goes Wholesale

For someone interested in wholesale clothes, Bangkok offers just about anything you want. In today’s economic world, small online businesses continue to be the fastest growing place. They offer a wide variety of products and services. This is especially true when it comes to clothing options. One of the hottest cities around the world for new clothing wholesale shops is Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand sits in the middle of Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Bangkok. Over the past couple of decades, this country has grown into an economic powerhouse in this area of the world. Markets around the world feel its global influence. This is especially true in the fashion industry.

Most people associate Thailand fashion with the growing number of designers that make their home in this area of the world. However, a growing number of shops located in and around the capital city offer fashionable clothing and wholesale … Read More

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