In 1997, Aoki, a Japanese photographer who specialized in capturing street fashion in Paris, London, and New York, turned his eye to Tokyo's Harajuku district. There young people swarmed the streets in a playful riot of candy-colored, eye-catching ensembles, creatively blending hand-modified designer-label items with T-shirts and thrift-shop finds. Fruits, the magazine Aoki founded to feature his Harajuku photographs, went on to acquire an international following. A previous volume of Fruits pictures appeared in 2001, and in this follow-up the eclecticism seems inexhaustible. The portrait subjects, asked to explain their outfits, are drolly laconic ("boring feeling," "like Snow White"). And though recognizable types-punks, hip-hop kids, jocks-regularly appear, the over-all effect is less that of a tribal identity than of a super-cute costume party.
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'scrupulous attention to detail ... a jolly homage to innovation and the teen dreams of Japan.' The Daily Telegraph 'bright, wild and eccentric' Amateur Photographer 'vibrant and fascinating' The Guardian 'a playful riot of candy-colored, eye-catching ensembles, creatively blending hand-modified designer-label items with T-shirts and thrift-shop finds.' The New YorkerSee all Editorial Reviews
My daughter's fashion bible throughout the 2000s. Every human on Earth should own this book. Very fun.Published 4 days ago by Paloma Reads
Covers a lot of the same territory as the original book. It's fun, but just not essential.Published 23 days ago by Michael A. Duvernois
Book is in very good condition. All the pages are intact with no damage.Published 3 months ago by Ein
The styles of any culture should be at the forefront of pop culture.. These kids drive the game to the maximum! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Thomas Brauer
Super kawaii postcards of Harajuku teens. Oversized though, so you may have to pay more than your standard postcard rate.Published 11 months ago by Samurai
Great Book that really captures a style. Though the style is not as greatly presented as the last one (Fruits), it is very enjoyable and the pictures are very good. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ele Tow
vivid colors and pages are clean
the imagery is just what I wanted
gonna use this a a fashion reference when drawing.
This is my second Fruits book. I love these photos and the fact that the subject's wardrobe is listed on each picture. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carin M Baas