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2005/110/1 Book / clothes series, 'The Wizard of Jeanz' collection, Volumes 1-21, printed nylon / cotton / polyester / polyurethane / cardboard, designed by Hiroaki Ohya, made by Ohya Productions Inc, Japan, 2005. Click to enlarge.

'The Wizard of Jeanz' collection by Hiroaki Ohya

Designed
Hiroaki Ohya (born 1970) trained at the Bunka fashion institute in Tokyo and on graduation was recruited by Miyake Design Studio to work as a designer. "Although I was inevitably influenced by many other designers or brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto, it was Miyake who had the biggest influence on me. I learned the spirit to always seek or create something from him, " Ohya says.(1)

Ohya's interest in both Japanese pop culture and Japanese high technology …

Summary

Object No.

2005/110/1

Object Statement

Book / clothes series, 'The Wizard of Jeanz' collection, Volumes 1-21, printed nylon / cotton / polyester / polyurethane / cardboard, designed by Hiroaki Ohya, made by Ohya Productions Inc, Japan, 2005

Physical Description

The 'Wizard of Jeanz' collection is a series of twenty-one fabric books that fold out to become different kinds of women's garments. The clothes are sewn into the inside 'spine' of a denim-look fabric booklet which can be folded to fit inside a silver cardboard slip cover. The slipcovers can be placed together and shelved as books. The text 'The Wizard of Jeanz', the volume number of each book and the designer's surname Ohya is printed along the exterior spine of the folded material in silver. The text 'The Wizard of Jeanz' and the surname Ohya is also embossed along the spine of the slip cover. As the series of garments progresses, the clothes change gradually from denim-style clothing to floral cotton.

Marks

see parts

Dimensions

Height

41 mm

Width

271 mm

Production

Designed

Notes

Hiroaki Ohya first produced 'The Wizard of Jeanz' series of books in 1999. Since launching the series, up to thirty sets have been produced. The set held in the museum collection was made in 2005.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2005

Acquisition Date

29 April 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

'The Wizard of Jeanz' collection by Hiroaki Ohya 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 June 2021, <https://ma.as/350418>

Wikipedia

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