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Conceptual Fashion | Wideshortslimlong by anrealage

Conceptual Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga, who is better known as ANREALAGE – a combination of the words “real, unreal and age” – debuted his 2010-11 Autunm/Winter collection in Tokyo last month. And before you tell me that I totally messed up resizing my pictures, read on.


Titled Wideshortslimlong, the collection consists of several distorted outfits that look like they stepped in front of a carnival mirror.

For this particular collection, which comprises everything from t-shirts and jeans to dresses and pants, the designer worked with 2 spokes; a wide-short spoke and a slim-long spoke. The wide-short distorts the average height of a Japanese person by 250% (width) and 70% (length), while the slim-long distorts by 80% (width) and 150% (length).

You can interpret the collection as you please – humorous attempt to redefine clothing or angry assault on the fashion industry for trying to categorize every person into a S M or L – but either way, ANREALAGE never fails to challenge our notions of fashion.

Attention to detail is incredible. Even the labels and hangars are distorted accurately.

Mitsubai Tokyo has already begun selling some of the pieces. Plus, check out pictures from the installation at Aoyama Studios last month.

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1 carola duarte { 05.23.10 at 2:03 pm }
2 Wideshortslimlong by Anrealage by CubeMe { 05.26.10 at 11:00 am }

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3 Wideshortslimlong by Anrealage | The Express Art Blog { 05.26.10 at 12:00 pm }

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4 Wideshortslimlong by Anrealage | The Express Art Blog { 05.26.10 at 2:00 pm }

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