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. 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. His reign was relatively short-lived due to the high production costs and limited releases, which led to a slashing of budgets, and in turn a decline in quality and creative spark in the mid ‘80s.

Throughout the earlier part of the decade, Kansai released a variety of oversized varsity jackets depicting elaborate hand-woven visuals of traditional Japanese iconography, including this one, which features a vibrant dragon atop a black wool base.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 23.5in

Pit to pit: 26.5in

Length: 26in

Sleeve: 23in

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