Kansai Yamamoto Split Diamond Varsity Jacket

Kansai Yamamoto Split Diamond 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 early 1980s, Kansai released a variety of oversized varsity jackets depicting elaborate maximalist visuals, including this one which features an inverted red and black color scheme with a crest and accompanying “KANSAI MAN” lettering.

Condition: 8/10. Small tear on upper back region.

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 23in

Pit to pit: 26in

Length: 26in


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