Karasu-zoku: Kawaii Antithesis // The COMM

“While the argument about the true origins of the kawaii aesthetic rages on, we can all agree that the 60s and 70s were a major moment for the style. But during the 1980s, a new subculture emerged in response to this feminine, cute, and polished aesthetic. Translated as “crow tribe”, Karasu-zoku was black, black and more black, and at the forefront of all that… black were designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo!”

Read the full article exploring the “crow tribe” fashion subculture here.

Image courtesy of AP/Tsugufumi Matsumoto

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