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UPDATED ON 6 Oct, 2022
OCT 6 2022

The Innovative Spirit and Panoptic Fashion Design of Issey Miyake

CRITIQUE

Contributed a column on the work of Issey Miyake, who passed away on August 5, 2022, evaluating three innovations: Issey Miyake as an inventor of epoch-making fashion products, Issey Miyake as an enlightener, and Issey Miyake as an extraordinary business owner. “The Innovative Spirit and Panoptic Fashion Design of Issey Miyake”

JUNE 1 2022

TOKYO ART BEAT “Art and Fashion: A Game of Their Own”

CRITIQUE

Special contribution to TOKYO ART BEAT. Collaboration between art and fashion has become increasingly active in recent years. In this article, Yusuke Koishi discusses the history and ideological background behind the intersection of the two fields, from the perspective of the history and “strategic reciprocity” of contemporary art and fashion respectively, under the title “Art and Fashion: A Game of Their Own”.

JAN 20 2022

VIRGIL ABLOH AND KANYE WEST: WALKING THE STREETS EXTENDED TO THE INTERNET

CRITIQUE

In this article, especially on attempts by minorities to create in defiance of typecasting, we will reevaluate Virgil Abloh, who died at the age of 41, and his meteoric rise in the mid-2010s, and consider what clues from his and Kanye West’s phenomenon of street-to-Internet expansion should offer for future minority creators. This is a contributed article to FASHIONSNAP.COM. The English version is on our blog: “VIRGIL ABLOH AND KANYE WEST: WALKING THE STREETS EXTENDED TO THE INTERNET”

JULY 20 2022

BUNGAKUKAI 2021 AUGUST ISSUE “SIGN, FASHION, CRITIQUE, POSTGENDAI”

CRITIQUE

KLEINSTEIN discussed the following perspectives on BUNGAKUKAI 2021 AUGUST ISSUE. While the West’s structural intellectual domination of the cultural sphere, as depicted from the perspective of fashion, has forced the East to remain an entity that has internalized Orientalism, the question is whether it is possible to transcend this domination and create a new cultural trend from Asia.

JAN 20 2021

CREATING FUTURE – ACTION TO TAKE NEXT, The Next Landscape of Mode as Seen from the Non-Western World

CRITIQUE

Yusuke Koishi contributed to the article “The Next Landscape of Mode as Seen from the Non-Western World” in the CREATING FUTURE section of the March 2021 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Japan. The Next Landscape of Mode as Seen from the Non-Western World”, a summary of the rise of new fashion scenes from the non-Western world, as well as the Chinese market, pop culture, and social dynamics. In the same section, Alexander Fury and others have contributed the 2021SS collection review.

JAN 20 2021

Notebook on Fashion and Society Part 2: What we talk about when we talk about China

CRITIQUE

Yusuke Koishi explores the present and future of society through the lens of fashion in this series on TOKION MAGAZINE. In the second instalment, he elaborates on the ever-growing presence of China. He explains the approach and mindset we need to engage in new, budding cultures.

OCT 28 2020

Notebook on Fashion and Society Part 1: The Birth of New Cultures from Crises

CRITIQUE

Yusuke Koishi explores the present and future of society through the lens of fashion in this series on TOKION MAGAZINE. In the first instalment, he discusses the emergence of counter-fashion in the Trump era.

JULY 2020

New Humans Arise from the Collapse IDEA NO.390

CRITIQUE

In IDEA NO.390 “Material Bindings The Savage Mind in Fashion Design”, edited by writtenafterwards, Yusuke Koishi contributed an article titled “New Humans Arise from the Collapse”. In this critical article, Koishi wrote about the possibility of new post-pandemic fashion and the history of contemporary fashion along with Comme des Garçons and LVMH empire.

APR 22 2020

FASHION AND PANDEMICS – LIVING IN A WORLD THAT NEVER ENDS

A historical look back to imagine post-COVID-19 and what KLEINSTEIN is thinking about now. The original text was written in Japanese and published in FASHIONSNAP.COM on April 22, 2020. The English version is available here FASHION AND PANDEMICS – LIVING IN A WORLD THAT NEVER ENDS (KLEINSTEIN BLOG)

DECEMBER 25 2019

DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK and me and Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins

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Yusuke Koishi contributed to an article titled “DOVER STREET MARK NEW YORK and Me and Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins” for “Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins in the 22nd Century (Film Art Publishing)”.