Thursday, 29 July 2010

Deconstruction Of A Sophisticated Surgeon

My London internships in sight gave me the flicker of realistation that I needed to enrinch my wealth of knowledge about the historical depths and threads of fashion and designers. But on a polar opposite scheme, I also saw no harm in using the internet as a crystal ball to see future trends in their playground and adolescent state. Makoto Taguchi has just graduated from the London College of Fashion, and his footwear stitches a unique mix of vintage brogue inspiration and sophistication with futuristic attitude. I spoke to him recently, and he told me how 'as a high school student, there was a big movement in japanese street wear' that couldn't be ignored. And I couldn't agree more with his philosophy that 'the runway can't succeed without great footwear design.' In the editorial landscape our focus might start from the face and makeup onwards, but on the runway and pavements, it's the walk that makes the initial impact. So with all this in mind, there's no denying the unique stomp to Makoto's boots. They find a hand stitched marriage between classic victorian style brogues and ambituous modern vibes. Pimples at the side of the boots have a muted military effect, and crocodile stitches at the side create a twisted surgeon story. There's also buckles that wonderfully contort and bondage the shoes, yet again fuelling this juxtaposed excitement of sharp and sinister. The most noted piece to Makoto's eye though is the detachable elements. He told me how 'it has been in his head for years, and detachable elements allows different styles and elements to come together but in a unique way.' And I couldn't agree more. One second a boot can be oh so military, and then quickly stripped down and deconstructed into a swarv' brogue. Innovation indeed, and certainly a designer to look out for in the future!

I've included a few personal style photos aswell that I think would suit this sort of footwear.















35 comments:

  1. Love your red shoes. They are so cute! *_*
    XX

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  2. yeah, you look awesome in the first two!

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  3. what a great outfit!
    also great photos!

    xoxo mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  4. The second boots and the black shoes are great, simply and fun, and in the other side, your Dr. Martens in red are super great, I wanted

    love ur black trousers *_*

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  5. woooouuu
    your blog is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ;)
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    http://buscandoenmiarmario.blogspot.com
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  6. great post..gave me more information..
    great boots by the way!!


    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    xxx

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  7. Wow, i really really love all those boots, i wish i had a pair :o they're perfect, cheers for introducing me to the designer!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Just discovered your blog and must say I love your style AND hair, it's amazing :)
    xoxo

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  9. Forget the shoes! Check out your waterfall jacket - HOT!

    Charlotte x

    The Style Rail

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  10. the boots are amazing, i especially love the black pair

    www.jaimecj.blogspot.com

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  11. aw man, those shoes are ALL killer! and i love your first look! the top is perfect and i could totally see you in that outfit with any of those shoes! great post!

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  12. Love all the shoes! I am wearing black harem pants at the moment! Haha!

    lifeinleather.blogspot.com

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  13. love the jacket you got there. its perfect. and you make me wanna cut my hair like youve got your hair. its such a great hairstylE!
    have a great week

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  14. all great shoes! so cool

    love the boots :)

    xoxo

    rose

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  15. love boots & your first outfit
    adore the first pics

    xx

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  16. Jesus, man. You're rad. I added you to my blogroll, FINALLY.

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  17. Oh wow, love Makoto Taguchi's designs, thanks for sharing. I really love those perforated boots, and can definitely see them in Japanese street style too!

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  18. My God, I LOVE your hair. :)

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  19. the shoes are great and i love the pinstripe pants!

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  20. those shoes are amazing..
    your black jacket is awesome! boy i love the zipper, very original, and that hair as always looks gorgeous.

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  21. Those shoe are insane. I wish they were for girls too! hahah :-)
    panda xxx

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  22. STUNNING COLLECTION OF BOOTS!!
    And wicked cool style!
    Love!!!
    The Beckerman Girls

    http://www.beckermanbiteplate.com

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  23. wow you got some serious style goin on. i love those red dr. martens. and your hair is crazy cool.
    thanks for commenting on my blog! i think you're the first guy who's commented. very refreshing.
    hehe i love cobwebs too, but only on halloween lol.

    http://acaliforniadreamer.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow really cool outfit! Check out my blog! I'm writing about tips about London, it's definetly worth to read!

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  25. You have such great style! I wish more men would dress like you xo

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  26. Awesome blog, always happy to see guys blogging about fashion:)

    I hadn't heard much about Makoto Taguchi...but saw his collection on Hypebeast, really cool stuff!

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  27. Kudos to Makoto!
    Great boots!
    And kudos to you for this post :)

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  28. really liking your grey-double tie knit outfit.

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  29. Hi !
    Thanks for your comment :)
    You are so awesome ! Very nice style.

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