pixelated fashion by kunihiko morinaga of anrealage
pixelated fashion by kunihiko morinaga of anrealage pixelated fashion by kunihiko morinaga of anrealage
may 06, 2011

pixelated fashion by kunihiko morinaga of anrealage

pixelated fashion by kunihiko morinaga of anrealage




japanese designer kunihiko morinaga showcases an 8-bit interpretation of the range of women’s fashion, from dresses and professional suits to athletic styles and sweatshirts, in the pixel-patterned fall/winter 2011/2012 collection of his fashion company anrealage. the line debuted during japan fashion week.

video footage of the anrealage fashion show



primarily composed of colourful square blocks of diverse fabrics, the clothing can appear relatively conventional from a distance, but at closer range its unusual pattern is revealed. a line of shoes composed of similar materials, including pumps that feature a blocky, cubic heel, fills out the collection. during the fashion show, models also donned coloured translucent eyewear and accessories composed of individual squares and cubes, while a pianist echoed the theme with live music reminiscent of early video games.

images courtesy of changefashion



at the tokyo fashion event, morinaga also exhibited the anrealage spring/summer collection, in which models wore plastic inflatables to distort their forms.

images courtesy of changefashion

closer view of jacket and accessories

a sculptural pixelated dress showcases the concept of the collection

full and detail views of a pixel-patterned glossy jacket

full view of a pair of ‘low pixel print pumps’

in addition to the clothing pieces, the models donned pixel-patterned jewelry, tights, shoes, and accessories

close view of a pixel-patterned glossy jacket worn by a model during the fashion show

‘low pixel print pumps’ image courtesy of zozonavi

‘low pixel shoes’ image courtesy of zozonavi

  • Some of this is awesome, and better still it makes me jealous, which as a design student is a great motivator.

    I especially admire the glasses – I don’t care that they’re unwearable – pointless exploration of creativity should be encouraged, if only to make utilitarian life more bearable.

    douglas montgomery says:
  • The blue 40s dress with the black lace trim, the camouflage jacket, and the tartan jacket are inspired.

    douglas montgomery says:
  • how cool. the heels on those shoes are fabulous too!

    grace @ liberal sprinkles says:
  • the pixelated flowers look like romanian folk motives, i like that:)

    welovearchitecture says:
  • i do like hoses and necklace ūüėÄ

    mhud-mhee says:

    hannahnicklin says:

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