Just Another Uniform (aka - Timeline of an Aimless Japanese Girl)

ink and color pencil on illustration board
2009

Kozy made this piece for a show at Gallery Nuceleus called "Sweet Streets: Art Inspired by Japanese Street Fashion".

Kozy and I have no interest in, or love of Japanese Street fashion and tend to think of the young Japanese who are so slavishly devoted to the various styles to be vapid and conformist and not expressing unique personal style at all, but rather just trying to fit in. The theme of conforming is a huge part of Japanese culture and the Japanese street fashion culture is just another prime example.

Kozy's piece is not so much a celebration of Japanese street fashion as it is a critique of the people who love it.

Click on the thumbnails above right to read the piece.