Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kei Kagami, the "Anti-Postmodernist Futurist," and his 10 Year Retrospective

If you thought the recent shoe collections from fashion kings like McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier were something to ooze over, prepare yourself for the work of Kei Kagami. Far ahead of the futuristic shoe game than any other mainstream designer, Kagami is now being honored for his avant-garde designs with the opening of an exhibition in Amsterdam showcasing his most memorable collections from the past 10 years.

Having left a career in architecture to tackle the fashion world, it's no surprise that Kagami is recognized as being a key player in the integration of both worlds. His footwear, as well as Ready-to-Wear, all display underlying themes focused on the mechanics of the body's movement and elements of technical design. Kind. Of. Incredible.

The exhibition will feature 60 pairs of his out of control footwear and feature a live performance highlighting the design process. Kagami told Dazed Digital, "Three performers are going to be sewing, exploring the form as a connecting activity. Sewing clothes, pieces of textile, and paper to each other, they will create a huge assemblage. Created in one hour, the assemblage will be in constant movement - expansion/contraction - since every object and move are connected to each other."

So, for all my friends overseas - check this dude out. I can almost guarantee his work will change your life!

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