Junya Watanabe’s Astro-Girls in ‘Pressure Space’ by Nicolas Coulomb for Dazed
Posted May 01, 2015
Designer, Junya Watanabe, invites us to explore the poetry of ‘Pressure Space’ by Nicolas Coulomb for Dazed Magazine. Astro-Girls unite, as the dynamic duo of Isamaya Ffrench & Tomihiro Kono bring us into the retro-future of avant-garde fashion. Artfully referred to as the Malfunctioning Mannequins, these dolls re-devise the concept of creative. Ffrench & Kono capture our imagination with exquisite head-pieces that embrace hyper-modern beauty. The inspiration of pop madness unfolds in this powerful take on 2D effects. Haute-Couture goes high-tech as mechanical brides wear vac-packed PVC with dangerous pop-art precision. I laid my lips across my face, I darkened my eyes until they faced, the fervent fire of a red hot mouth – ready to scream & shout. One fair lip and one sad eye is all that I will tell. A lonely tale that will one day be a kiss heard ‘cross eternity. A vibrant view is cast on high with colors spinning ’round. A masterpiece of wonderment will send you off the ground. A harrowing blend of bold filled hues will tell us tales filled with secret clues. A laughing light, a flickering sight, will surely turn my soul to bright. I fight the pain… I cry the tears… I seek the love… I laugh at fears. I’ll hurt for miles and walk for days, until we meet again.