Kansai Yamamoto Embroidered Dragon Varsity Jacket

Kansai Yamamoto Embroidered Dragon Varsity Jacket


Kansai Yamamoto was the designer du jour for David Bowie throughout the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, as he conceptualized several looks quintessential to the visual lexicon of Bowie’s career, including the Ziggy Stardust tour outfits. Kansai also designed the asymmetric striped body suit which appeared on the back of the "Station to Station" cover, and rather tragically once more in Bowie’s “Lazarus” music video. Kansai’s influence has not purveyed cross-generationally like Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto’s, but it can still be seen channeled in the gleeful maximalism of designers like Alessandro Michele of Gucci. Throughout the 1980s, Kansai released a variety of oversized bomber jackets depicting elaborate hand-woven visuals of traditional Japanese iconography. This one features a material blend, with heavy leather sleeves and contrasting red wool.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: M (fits oversized)

Shoulder: 23in

Pit to pit: 28in

Length: 26in

Sleeve: 25in 

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