I think I’ve mentioned before my love of the select shop Candy in Shibuya? If you read my last post here, you’ll no doubt know that I get a little bit jittery, wide-eyed and dry-mouthed when going in to Candy… and even just typing about them! I’m aware that this level of fan-girling around a single shop is incredibly uncool – but dammit, Candy is so utterly cool that hopefully some coolness might one day rub off on me too. Here’s hoping….
One of my favourite Japanese brands stocked in Candy is Christian Dada: probably the best example of luxury punk in Tokyo right now. I say luxury punk as at between 20,000 – 40,000 yen for a t-shirt, this is a cut well above what your average street punk-lover can afford! Be that as it may, Christian Dada is a fantastic example of an alternative subculture influencing the high-end of fashion, and let’s face it: there’s some awesome shoes here too.
I am practically hyperventilating over this jacket. The stud work, the distressed blue arm, the red piping… I think I need a paper bag and a lie down.
The aforementioned t-shirts – I spy some diy inspiration!
Taking military and armour themes to the logical conclusion: chainmail from the Battle Avatar collection.
I love these shoes so much. So, so much… The cracked black paint on the spikes is perfect.
Verbal & Yoon both wearing Christian Dada jackets from the Jan 2011 issue of Eyescream magazine
Dada ooh la la, ro ma ro ma ma… See more from Christian Dada at Candy