Edition : First / Tokyo / Street / 1996 / Softcover. / VG+ 4to, 96pp. Printed wraps. Text in English and Japanese. Numerous colour plates.
Contemporary fashion is what happened when Aoki started taking pictures inside shows as well as outside. This issue has shows from Marc Le Bihan, Margiela, W<, Helmut Lang, Costume National, Kosuke Tsumara, Frederic Baldo, Jean Colonna, Westwood, Yamamoto, Rifat Ozbek, Ann Demeulemeester, Martine Sitbon, Junya Watanabe, Dirk Bikkembergs, Koji Tatsuno, GR816, Alexander McQueen and Owen Gaster. Interviews with Bihan and Walter Van Beirendonck. The publication has the same informal feel and eye as the Street magazine, and being the nineties is also much more ad-hoc than the equivalent today. You almost get the impression that in 1996 fashion really was a fringe interest.