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Junya Wantanabe SS09 In my “Africa in New York” class today, the term (and yes, it is a real term)”GLOCALIZATION” came up. Glocalization is basically the concept of globalization becoming localized. In other words, a global phenomenon taking on a local form. We were asked to think of examples of this concept and what came to mind for me was Junya Wantanabe’s SS09 collection. Wantanabe drew upon certain aesthetics that are associated with the third world and effortlessly reflected that in his own collection. He brought culture and a large part of the world to the runway. The prints, the accessories, the silhouettes will infiltrate our immediate surroundings, come spring. Thus, “globalizing the local”. Of course everyone’s “local” depends on where one lives. Just thought I’d make a crazy parallel one time for ya mind. This is anthropology as seen through a fashion lens (according to me)… Now, let that marinate.

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Junya Wantanabe SS09

In my “Africa in New York” class today, the term (and yes, it is a real term)”GLOCALIZATION” came up. Glocalization is basically the concept of globalization becoming localized. In other words, a global phenomenon taking on a local form. We were asked to think of examples of this concept and what came to mind for me was Junya Wantanabe’s SS09 collection. Wantanabe drew upon certain aesthetics that are associated with the third world and effortlessly reflected that in his own collection. He brought culture and a large part of the world to the runway. The prints, the accessories, the silhouettes will infiltrate our immediate surroundings, come spring. Thus, “globalizing the local”. Of course everyone’s “local” depends on where one lives. Just thought I’d make a crazy parallel one time for ya mind. This is anthropology as seen through a fashion lens (according to me)…

Now, let that marinate
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hhhhhmmmm…. innnnnnn -terrrr-esting *strokes chin*
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