Monday, March 24, 2008

Tsumori Chisato & Tibi Go Peter Max

I love Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato's whimsical Peter Max-style life aquatic pieces. Her recent collection reads like she took the "Peaceable Kingdom" underwater and translated it to ready-to-wear pastels:

($656, Tsumori, Chisato,

Tsumori Chiasato is a Japanese designer who cut her teeth -- and her scissors (har) -- working for Issay Miyake. Unfortunately, Tsumori Chisato garments are priced a la high art, and while Bird in Brooklyn and Hefjina in Chicago carry her gorgeous pieces, it seems like they're easiest to find in Japan, specifically at a shop called Humor, which um, is 99% in Japanese, so I'm not sure if they ship to the States or Europe.

More Tsumori Chiasato pieces I'd possibly sacrifice an animal for...

(Apprx $513 USD, Tsumori Chisato,

(Apprx $503 USD, Tsumori Chisato,

(Apprx $315, Tsumori Chisato,

($1,029, Tsumori Chisato,

That said, this Tibi dress pretty much looks like the steal of the year:
($310, Tibi,

More whimsical Peter Max images to inspire your pop-fashion sense... or at least mine...
Peter Max, "A Long Time Ago"

Peter Max, "Angel And Master"

Peter Max, "Bird In Hand"

Peter Max, "Bluebeard"

Peter Max, "Cosmic Confrontation"

And finally, check out artist Sharon Koskoff's "Peaceable Kingdom" reimagined on the side of a Florida elementary school:

Contrasted with... my Ohio elementary school:
A buzzkill in beige brick.


Poster Girl said...

I've seen her pieces in various Japanese fashion magazines, it's exquisite. I love the prints.

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Ohh love all the pieces and I can def see the Peter Max influence. When I was a kid my parents had Peter Max prints, sheets, clocks - you name it.

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