Japan: privately published, 2005. Hardcover in black cloth housed in illustrated slipcase.  pp. 10 ½ x 15 in. Stamped edition number 0234. Near fine. Item #6125
Released only as a gift and never available for sale, this book documents Hiroshi Fujiwara and Jun Takahashi’s private collection of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren designs. Showcasing hundreds of pieces through simple flat photographs, this scarce book provides peerless documentation of an era-defining body of work. Westwood and McLaren’s store, opened in 1967 at 430 King’s Road in London, cycled through a number of iterations--Hung On You, Paradise Garage, Let It Rock, SEX, Seditionaries, etc.--before settling on World’s End in 1980.
The Seditionaries reinvention of the store encapsulated the British punk movement with its shock value and subversion of mainstream conceptions of fashion. Sid Vicious worked at Seditionaries, which led to Westwood and McLaren outfitting the Sex Pistols on stage, establishing the two as the most important and influential designers of punk fashion.
The Japanese streetwear designers Fujiwara and Takahashi created this publication as a tribute to the designers who defined an era, pulling items from their vast personal collections. Fujiwara worked with McLaren in the 1980s and Takahashi was the lead singer of a Sex Pistols cover band, the Tokyo Sex Pistols, in which he performed wearing the original vintage designs.