Electronic resources


Dirk Bikkembergs - german-born belgian fashion designer, part of a cohort who studied at the royal academy of fine arts antwerp in the 1980s (often referred to as the 'antwerp 6'). Bikkembergs produced highly influential footwear but also striking and at times singular knitwear, outerwear, tailoring, and accessories that might variously be described as: aggressive, rough, sexy, smooth, sporty, strong, sultry, surprising, tailored, tough, etc. He made particular use of leather, metal, and synthetics.

Inoue Pleats Company and Wrinqle - the first japanese company to produce pleated garments on a mass / commercial scale. They manufactured many of issey miyake's early pleated designs, and also their own in-house label, wrinqle.

Jean Colonna - algerian-born french designer, whose company was founded in 1987. If you click the linked name ("Jean Colonna") or click here you'll go to a dedicated page with a little more information about jean colonna. You can also find our scans of jean colonna collections here, an interview with jean colonna from 1992 here (requires free registration), and a more recent interview here. Or you can watch (very short) videos of winter 1994 and winter 1996 on youtube.

Peter Storm - a british outdoor company founded in 1954 by mike bibby, and most famous for developing the cagoule. We're most interested in a range of waterproof jumpers they made in the 1980s and 90s, and you can read a small package we've put together about the company by clicking the linked name at the start of this passage, or by clicking here.


Yohji Yamamoto with SCUM RIDERS - HEM: Handful Empty Mood (1997) - listen here

Released in 1997 by yohji yamamoto and (what appears to be) a supergroup called "SCUM RIDERS", comprising the following musicians: Hirofumi Suzuki, Hiroyasu Yaguchi, Izumi Misawa, Kaoru Hoshikawa, Keiichi Suzuki, Kiwa Iida, Masahiro Takekawa, Megumi Mashiro, Tetsuro Kasibuchi, and Yukihiro Takahashi. Produced by Keiichi Suzuki, and released on Consipio Records.

Yohji Yamamoto - Dog of Terror - 地下生活 (1998) - listen here

Released in 1998 by yohji yamamoto, on Consipio Records. This and the last one definitely fashion-adjacent music more than fashion music (that is, music made by a fashion designer (Yohji Yamamoto) but not music produced explicitly for fashion use).


Maurizio bonas / spring-summer 1996 collection catalog (november 1995): lookbook produced to accompany florentine designer maurizio bonas' spring summer 1996 (primavera-estate 1996) collection.

Yoshiki hishinuma in the fashion gallery of the gemeentemuseum, the hague (1999): Full scan of catalog produced to coincide with major exhibition of garments by japanese designer yoshiki hishinuma from the collection of the gemeentemuseum in the hague in the netherlands. Gives a detailed overview of hishinuma's career and work up to the time of publication (1999), can view jpegs of spread online or download as high resolution PDF.