ALMOSTBLACK's 2017 Spring/Summer Collection Lookbook Is Inspired by Japanese Post-War Art

Titled “NO REASON.”

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Japanese streetwear label ALMOSTBLACK has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2017 collection lookbook titled “NO REASON.” For this season, designers Shunta Nakajima and Masaki Kawase were inspired by Japanese artist Saburo Murakami, whose conceptual and performance art played a significant role in the mid-’50s postwar avant-gardism. The collection’s poetry prints draw upon Murakami’s famous “paper breaking” works — performance pieces in which he used his own body to break through panels of stretched paper presented as “paintings.” Elsewhere, references to ’90s punk and skate culture reflect ALMOSTBLACK’s contemporary aesthetic, while a color palette heavy with dark blue nods to the label’s name, which comes from the Japanese word “kachi-iro,” directly translating to the color indigo. Take a look at the ALMOSTBLACK Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook and check out the label’s website here.

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