JOHN DAVIES, THE REDEEMERS, 1971 / RAF SIMONS A/W 2009.
"Shop director at a trendy boutique in trendy Daikanyama, southwest central Tokyo, he lives the single life in a fashionable 3-bedroom condo. A dedicated Garcon-ist from age 24 - he’s 32 now - he buys masses of outfits from each new season’s collection, reserved especially by his friendly sales. Just ffor instance, this time around it was 2 suits, 2 T-shirts, 3 shirts, 2 knits and 1 pair of shoes, all for a mere 600 thousand yen. Hanging around the room are just hat he’s wearing lately; his past spoils are stashed away in boxes, filling a 5-tatami-mat (10 sq.m.) storeroom from floor to ceiling."
"A one-room condo in Sangenjaya, southwest Tokyo. Here lives a secretary who’s soul belongs to Yohji Yamamoto. In her first year working at a furniture import company, she was influenced by her mother who is big Yohji fan and she herself was "almost unconsciously just wearing Yohji." She refrains from wearing Yohji to the office because "I haven’t a single friend at work anyway and it’s already hard enough to fit into group activities." Her compact quarters are full of Yohji and other clothes, accessories and fashion magazines. Her prime objective for the moment is to move to a little larger place."