Kozaburo Fall ’17 is Joanne’s Goth-Glam Older Brother
February 1, 2017 - fall Denim
Japanese brand Kozaburo first pennyless into New York conform when engineer Kozaburo Akasaka presented during VFILES’ open ’16 runway show. His NYFW entrance was desirous by an aged record he found lonesome in sandpaper, inspiring Kozaburo to try a change between attraction and charge by hand-tailored, hand-stitched looks, some lined with selected string bedding.
This season, Kozaburo’s imperishable stone nostalgia was still benefaction a la Joanne, though styled with some-more classical menswear pieces and a absolute glam-goth attitude.
Americana denim was a Kozaburo pillar, with high-waisted jeans braggadocio a thespian light and stand to prominence lace-up height boots clearly carried from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust archives. One jean had a cherry-red BDSM zipper, while others were totally weave and designed to suitable genuine sapphire denim—like a character ragged by OUT favorite Joel Mignott.
Impressive extended shoulders seemed throughout, on structured overcoats with far-reaching lapels and one ’80s-imbued turtleneck that Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia expected influenced, during slightest indirectly. Kozaburo positively values western staples, though appropriated these in smart, pointed ways for tumble ’17—an effective lineup that felt during once melodramatic in the sum and receptive in the silhouettes.
Photography: Glenn Garner