“But you are still thinking in terms of a life with a real face. The mask does not deceive and is not deceived. How about putting on a new mask, turning over a new leaf, and starting another life?”
(Kobo Abe, The Face of Another)
A look back at a look book from 2006, marking the first collection from Fugahum; a fashion label which frequently crosses over into the realms of visual art and instillation.
After 6 years as a designer with Yohji Yamamoto, Asuka Yamamoto formed Fugahum with Akiyoshi Mishima, an artist, art director, graphic designer, film director and VJ. Their work together is based on the notion of a fictional nation named ‘Fugahum’, and their aesthetic nestles somehwere at the boarders of street and fantasy; gothic and futuristic; macarbe and beautiful. An interview with Mishima (whose paintings feature here) about his work and the Fugahum nation can be found here.