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PHOENIX RISING

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Stockholm, Sweden

88 comments · 10 · September 2, 2011

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Yohji Yamamoto Burnout Phoenix Print, Comme Des Garçons Straight Cut Trousers With Attached Kilt, Os Spine Necklace, Michiko Koshino Messenger Bag, Slashed Jersey Mask, Satin Crown Cap - PHOENIX RISING - Andre Judd
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  1. burnout phoenix print

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    Yohji Yamamoto

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  2. straight cut trousers with attached kilt

    ,

    Comme Des Garçons

    , in Comme Des Garçons Pants
  3. spine necklace

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    OS

    , in Hair
  4. messenger bag

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    Michiko Koshino

    , in Bags
  5. slashed jersey mask

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  6. satin crown cap

    , in Hats



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I was supposed to go to Japan this year. ITs one of those vacay moments where i can relax and soak in the culture of another country. But certain circumstances prevented me from doing so. I'm not sad. I'm just frustrated because I haven't been to an out of town trip or a short vacay since the start of the year. We all deserve some serious time out from all the work we are doing. The last time I went 'on vacation' last May during holy week ended up getting cancelled( urgent medical situation).
So i dreamt of Japan via clothing/styling. Departing from my usual Filipino designed clothes I chose three amazing Japanese designers to represent my look today. I feel like Im in Japan.

About the look:
The look is a nod to the stylish use of black as well as red in Japanese fashion. Also, it is heavily inspired from the Phoenix, a mythical creature that dies(burns itself) and resurrects again( rising from the ashes). My skirt symbolizes my wings and the the flames by the tinge of red and brown in the look.
Despite the dark, apocalyptic styling, It is an optimistic look because it symbolizes more than just japan fashion and culture but also their country's resilience, able to rise above the hardships their country is currently facing.


photo by Cheka

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Comments (88)

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Karro Caroline
I love you new looks so much! they all are amazing as always. Good luck andre!!!!
<3
Andre Judd
Karro thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kuru_Design S.
Woe....Amazing
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ly Nguyễn Phương
wowwwwww like ya mask :)))))))))))
Andre Judd
Ly thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ly Nguyễn Phương
each of ya outfit in which have something amazing, u are so creative! have u ever bring all there collection for model in fashion shoot in studio or somewhere else:D
Carizza Chua
waaahhh why did i just see this now?? this is amazing!!!!
Andre Judd
Carizza:)!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
BABY BABY
super cool!!
Andre Judd
Baby thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seth C
this is half future fashion, half medieval militia. great!
Andre Judd
Seth thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roisse De Guzman
you always surprise me!!!! i love the shredded mask!
Andre Judd
Roisse thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Noffa Rizky Ananda Viersalyno
all of ur looks so surprising me ANDRE :)
very nice ...
Andre Judd
Noffa thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brett Charles Seiler
Andre Judd
thank you Brett:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gio Chung
great mask!! ever
Andre Judd
Gio thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jovi Adhiguna Hunter
I JUST DIED, THOSE SPINE NECKLACE IS SUPERB! HYPED
Andre Judd
Jovi thank you so much:)!!!!!!!!!!

  

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