Your guide to fashion. Edited and curated by Bobby Cai
KANYE WEST AND CO
For nearly a decade Kanye West remains one of the most influential artists in fashion. Not only has he populated the streets with his wide range of Yeezys, but his proteges, Virgil Abloh, Jerry Lorenzo, Don C, and Samuel Ross just to name a few, have all made their stamps on the fashion industry.
This essay bears the same name as Junichiro Tanizaki’s 1933 essay ‘In Praise of Shadows’. This is an intentional choice, as I believe the essay captured the essence of the Wabi-Sabi nature of Japanese architecture and culture (which echoes itself in Yohji Yamamoto’s designs)...