FROM THE ARCHIVES : BLUE FISH SHIRT

This blue men’s button up shirt from Kenzo’s Spring Summer 1988 collection has a detailed fish print that recalls again the woodblock prints of historical Japan, this time with in the more realistic, scientific style of Japanese artists. But the fish are also an interesting twist on the oversized prints popular in the 80s and the shirt as a whole became something reminiscent of a Hawaiian shirt, the fish printed on a gorgeous blue, light cotton. All these fun and disparate influences together created something both unique and perfectly of-the-times for 1988.

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