There’s not much to say about Hiroshi Fujiwara that hasn’t been said already. A pioneer in the best sense of the word, he’s one of the founding fathers of the Harajuku scene and is widely acknowledged as Japan’s ‘godfather of street wear’. Collaborating with the likes of Malcolm McLaren and Vivenne Westwood as a teenager in the ’80s, Hiroshi was one of the first among his contemporaries to blend punk, hip hop and skate culture and has been recognised as one of Japan’s most influential tastemakers ever since. Alongside roles as designer and creative director, he’s also a prolific musician and producer, a fine artist, and heads up seminal Tokyo brand fragment design. The accolades go on and on.
Rizzoli is set to release Hiroshi Fujiwara: Fragment in July, presenting an in depth look at the defining moments of Hiroshi’s career. Featuring sections on his coveted artwork and graphics, sneakers, product design and curated personal effects, this title will sit nicely next to the likes of previous Rizzoli publications, FUCT and Supreme. It’s available to pre-order via Amazon.