Photography by Konishi Katsujii, Hiromitsu Ogata, Meg Suko
Hats as a key accessory quickly become an essential fashion feature in urban areas. Hat wearing is also an extension of people’s individuality and is almost a ‘must’ in the Japanese total look.
Hat designer Shlomit Yaish was based in Tokyo between 2003-2008, she was constantly stimulated and excited by the manner the Japanese choose to wear hats — how they wear their hats of all shapes and sizes, style themselves, incorporate the latest fashion trends, create their own mix of combinations in the process of hat designing — and how they go about in daily life. It is hard to envisage a woman’s hat with flowers being fashionable for a man. These imaginative, sometimes whacky interpretations of hat fashion were wonderfully captured by Yaishi together with three Tokyo-based photographers in Hats on the Streets of Tokyo.
This book is a collection of bright, colorful portraits on the burgeoning and cutting-edge hat culture in Tokyo, Japan — a place where the average Japanese purchases three hats per season or six hats per year, putting Japan at the top of the world's fashion capitals.
HATS ON THE STREETS OF TOKYO, Shlomit Yaish
H188mm x W 161mm