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The Making of Hiroshi Fujiwara: 6 subcultures that shaped the ‘Godfather of Streetwear’ — Document

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— by David Aaron Brake: Document breaks down Hiroshi Fujiwara’s six biggest influences, from Ura-Harajuku to 80s hip hop.

To label Hiroshi Fujiwara as a renaissance man even seems insufficient. At 55, Fujiwara’s compiled such a formidable CV that it’s hard to imagine what he could do next to surprise us—but he always does, and perhaps that’s why he has remained one of the most enigmatic and exciting designers in the industry. The inspirations for Fujiwara’s Fragment Design are diverse; whether it be the Ise Grand Shrine, a sacred Shinto landmark nearby to Hiroshi’s childhood home, or experiences he had in the early 1980s of trekking crates of hip-hop records he had found in New York back to Japan, Fujiwara possesses the rare skill to share his own experiences with us through the products he creates, and he is rightly labeled the Godfather of Streetwear…

Image courtesy of Document/Marco Cella

Posted April 26, 2019

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