tokyo / los angeles: yoshiyuki

japanese streetwear with a twist: actually a japanese one. fashion designer yoshiyuki ogata is a, one might say critical, protagonist of japanese culture. he finds plenty of inspiration on home turf and injects many a striking element in the designs of his yoshiyuki label. his awesome a/w 09 collection is inspired by the country’s sengoku period [1467-1617] and is available at fred segal [los angeles] and the yoshiyuki flagship store in tokyo. flagship location: 5-17-8 jingumae [harajuku]. © yoshiyuki / tangling sash + rising sun tees [top], hayabusa shoes [bottom]