About the book
The neon, pastels, bows, and vibrant prints of Tokyo’s fashion tribes are unmistakable, outrageous, and fun. Recognized around the world, with huge online followings, the city’s style icons are photographed here against white backgrounds, revealing a new dimension of personality and emotion in these remarkable individuals. Portraits include fashion icon Kumamiki—the vision behind the Party Baby movement and clothing brand—who has a growing global online following, as well as personalities such as Chocomelo, Saki Kurumi, and Haruka Kurebayashi. The book includes an introduction by Simon Doonan and a cultural critique by artist and writer Buzz Spector.
About the author
Thomas C. Card is a New York–based photographer and director who has worked with Gucci, Barneys New York, Ferragamo, and Versace, and has contributed to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and the New York Times Magazine. Simon Doonan is creative ambassador for Barneys New York. His books include Confessions of a Window Dresser, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, and The Asylum. Buzz Spector’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other major venues.