issey miyake 'a-poc' paris parade finale, s/s 1999
i've been reading a lot about japan lately and checked the cutting edge: fashion from japan out of the library, the accompanying book to a 2005 exhibit at the powerhouse museum in sydney.
besides comme des garcons, issey miyake, and yohji yamamoto, the book chronicles lesser-known designers from the past 25 years that have been pushing the limits of beauty, fashion, and technology with their innovative designs.
tokio kumagai's taberu kutsu (shoes to eat) series, 1984
junya watanabe for comme des garcons
and my favorite:
hiroaki ohya's wizard of jeanz, 21 books that fold out into clothing