Thursday, April 04, 2013


In 1964 Kansai Yamamoto was the first Japanese designer to show in London, where his clothes were seen by David Bowie who later commissioned Kansai to design all the costumes for Ziggy Stardust persona. The famous jumpsuits that Bowie wore, all inspired by Japanese fairy tales and kimonos, are currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art and Design in London as part of the David Bowie retrospective.  Concurrently David Bowie is the focus of a new concept store opening today at Selfridges in London, and Decades has contributed with a selection of pieces inspired by Bowie's iconic style. Of course we sent some Kansai pieces to London but still kept a few pieces here in Los Angeles. These unisex sport jackets and sweaters are a very important part of Japanese fashion history as well as Bowie's legacy and his remarkable stage persona and style. So if you have ever loved David Bowie you will need one of these Kansai sweaters. Than you will be part of the cool kids club. 

Kansai sport jacket with dragon embroidery in green and black, c.1980's. Modern size L SOLD

Kansai sport jacket in wool with leather sleeves in black, c.1980's. Modern size M SOLD

Kansai red wool sweater with logo, c.1980's. Modern size L SOLD

Kansai button down reversible wool sweater with logo, c.1980's. Modern size L SOLD

Kansai brown and black sweater, c.1980's. Modern size M SOLD

For additional information, please email or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.