Tomihiro Kono To Release First Book ‘Head Prop’
When it comes with items with which to adorn the uppermost part of the body – Tomihiro Kono, the Japanese-born, New York-based hair stylist-cum-headpiece artist is the master. He’s the man behind Junya Watanabe’s incredible headpieces, as well as collaborations with just about everyone worth knowing in the fields of art, fashion, music and performance. Not mentioning his creations frequently appearing in many an issue of our very own fashion bible. His work draws influence from the early 20th century Dada movement, as well as assemblage expressionism (think: Robert Rauschenberg), creating headpieces that are entirely unique. And now, Kono is releasing a brand new book all about his incredible career, from his time as a classically trained hair-dresser in a tiny village in Japan, through to archived collections of his world renowned head prop designs. There’s even some unseen works. Juicy! The new book, ‘Head Prop’, is apparently the first on the subject (who knew?), and will be published on April 1st with a launch to follow at the Office Magazine newsstand in New York on the 7th. For the real jet-setters amongst you, Kono also has his own exhibition opening at the Place by Method gallery in Tokyo, from the 2nd to the 26th August.
‘Head Prop’ will be available for purchase between 7th and 14th April at Canal Street Market, NY and online at konomad.com
Distributor: Idea Books, ideabooks.nl