TFR is over. But check out TFR's owner new project for this year
Willa 2010
www.willapolis.blogspot.com


WILLA is the new thematic party run by Gallermic, the creator of TFR and Narziß, two regular events that grew into an unparalleled mediatic tour de force inside of the world of fashion and art, due to an exuberant visual and intellectual attack against mainstream culture in the Japanese society and in the globalized world. Taking into account this background, Willa is the ultimate sophisticated scenario to present Gallermic’s authentic reflections about life, the world, the human being, the good and the evil, the culture, the art scene, and most of all an excuse to show Galle’s exuberant ability to love. The objective of the party is to generate love and communication through a universal symbolism that reaches everybody’s heart. As Galle declares: “Willa is a party for the good flowers”.

日本語\\\\WILLA は、ファッションとアートの世界に偉大な功績を残した二つのパーティー、TFRとNarzißの創設者、Gallermicによる新しいパーティーである。日本社会とグローバライズ化された世界の主流のカルチャーに対する、圧倒的な視覚体験と知性による反撃を意図して開催されて来た。こうした背景を鑑み、WILLAは、Gallermicにとっての日常、世界、人類、善と悪、カルチャー、アートシーン、そしてとりわけGalleの愛についての表象を、究極に洗練された物語として送り届ける。このパーティーの目的は、すべての人々の心に届く普遍的な象徴を通して、愛とコミュニケーションを慈しみ、育むことにある。Galleの言葉を借りれば、「WILLAは善き花々へのパーティーである」。

Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat To You All!
↓↓↓Narziß Final 12/12↓↓↓

www.narzib-memorimento.blogspot.com/...
12/12 Next Narziß is The Last Narziß 12/12
↓↓↓Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat To You All!↓↓↓

~> Dec 12 (fri) 10P Narziß Celebrating *Ciao For Now. And Deep Throat to You All!* at Trump Room, Shibuya.

Next Narziß is the last Narziß, our last party: an erotic fantastic farewell. We are saying bye-bye after 21 parties: it's like the magical 7 x 3, the number of the perfection by excellence and of the individuality according to the numerology. For us is inhuman and perfect: like a triangle. For how extraordinary have We been all this time, after all... It’s arousing: Ciao for now. And deep throat to you all!

P.s. We don't want to be uncouth (but we want to be called uncouth), BUT this is the last party, the last photos, and the last chance to represent your groovy self... and there is NO turning back!
FIN



↓↓↓Narziß 11.29↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "Dame With Eggs". Among the guests were French writer Isabelle Nobouta, Yoshiko Kris-Webb and Martin Webb, performer Lauren Levitt as Cotton Bale, Trippple Nippples' Qrea, photographer Zoren Gold (MiZo), Dolomites' Stefanko Balkano, musician Allon Beausoleil, Niche's Jesus Salinas. Music selected by Qrea, allon, Stefanko and TFR. All the photos soon on www.narzib-memorimento.blogspot.com/...
↓↓↓Narziß 11.21↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "Netochka Nezvanova And The Master Of None". Among the guests were writer Ryosuke Handa, legendary drag queen Vivienne Sato, Swedish designer Patrik Soderstam, Trippple Nippples' Qrea, New York's performer Kyoko, Uburoi's designer Mitsue Iwata, Gallery Naruyama's Jason, Niche's Jesus Salinas, Gimme Um's Pierre and NarziB's image Sono. Music selected by Mc Carrabeener, Jesus and TFR. All the photos soon on www.narzib-memorimento.blogspot.com/...
↓↓↓Narziß 11.8↓↓↓

A socialite preview from last Narziß celebrating "The Innuendo Of La Maja Desnuda" and the host Gallermic's birthday. Among the guests were Martin Webb & Yohiko Kris-Webb, musician Allon Beausoleil, legendary drag queen Vivienne Sato, photographer duo Minori & Zoren (MiZo), Trippple Nippples' Qrea, New York's performer Kyoko, M-Flo's singer Verbal, Chanel Japan's Nicolas Lefeuvre, Uburoi's designer Mitsue Iwata, curators Kiku Kudo & Ishiguro, Gallery Naruyama's Jason, French writer Isabelle Nobouta, Gimme Um's Pierre, Dazed&Confused's Sakiko, Vogue Hommes' Emi, Sister's Fuyuri, Rereremojojo, Shima's Sachiko and NarziB's image Sono. Music selected by Mademoiselle Yulia, Zoren, Cooldisco'1drink' and TFR. All the photos soon on www.narzib-memorimento.blogspot.com/...
TFR Vol."HALLOWEEN HORROR VACUI"
↓↓↓HAPPY HALLOWEEN↓↓↓
More details and the complete party report on http://thefashionramone.blogspot.com/2008/11/tfr-volhalloween-horror-vacui.html (Or scroll down...)




↓↓↓TFR in DAZED&CONFUSED JAPAN↓↓↓
インタービュー日本語
Interview in Enlgish:
DAZED: Could you tell me about the party that you are organizing right now? (The name of the party / When did you start having it? / How often are you having it? Etc… Give me the details!)
TFR: The name of the party is NarziB. Basically, NarziB is held every other week at Tokyo's most stylish spaces. We started the party from March 8th 2008.

DAZED: After establishing the party "TFR", you started having another party called "NarziB", what are the conceptual differences between those two? Also, what are the unite concepts?
TFR: TFR is a web magazine critiquing fashion, art and club culture in Tokyo. What differentiates TFR from other media is that we clarify our position and criteria on the issues we cover. The party we organized under the name of TFR was supposed to be the manifestation of our opinion. Therefore, we attempted to represent it through our fashion, the title of each party, flyer and everything. Basically, the concept of TFR parties were rather political and aggressive (ex. anti-globalization). We believe that TFR is something like a visual guerrilla trying to attack the mainstream culture. On the other hand, NarziB is a side project of TFR. Compared with TFR, NarziB doesn't necessarily intend to represent an opinion. It is merely for fun and networking. To us, there seemed like in Tokyo the so-called "community" is virtually non-existent. We want NarziB to be a cultural community for beautiful and individual people. We don't play loud music in NarziB. We want our guests to talk and know each other. NarziB is not fashion-oriented. A wide variety of people with different background are welcomed. As a matter of fact, our guests range from cultural figures like a film actor and an art curator to bohemian homeless. At the same time, NarziB is devoted to beauty. We have dress code for each party and the poor-dressed will not be admitted.



DAZED: Who writes the manifest for the parties?
TFR: Gallermic Mabuse

DAZED: How do you select DJs? Do you have a guideline for it?
TFR: We think there is a ridiculous overvaluation of the DJ nowadays. Specially in Tokyo, the Dj culture has reach the limit of idolatry, to become a Dj is the last burst of the ambition of the club kids. But why? It is like for Japanese there wouldnt be other way to be a star. And we consider that Dj ambition a misery of personality, lack of talent, and the worst tragedy of the parties along with Rave. Therefore, We are not music oriented. We want our visitors to get excited by interaction with beautiful people, to create community, icons and gossips. We rather select our guest Dj's by their cultural background and their beauty, and we called them the oldfashioned way: "selectors". Sometimes we dont even know who is gonna dj next party, we just improvised. Nevertheless, our music selection is rich. A wide range of classical, jazz, gypsy, global grooves, house, auld lang syne and cinephiliac music.

DAZED:What was the start of taking party snaps?
TFR: Just recording our memories.

DAZED: What/which kind of moment would you like to capture when you take photos?
TFR: Whenever as long as the subject is beautiful.

DAZED: What do you think about Tokyo party scene? How do you like to be placed in?
TFR: We don't really know what kind of parties are going on in Tokyo. We don't want to take ourselves within the context of Tokyo or anywhere on the earth. We prefer being regarded as a metaphysical concept without being restricted by biased idea, the name of a city or a country would possibly give.

DAZED: Could you tell me about the fashion style of the TFR guests? Do you have a special dress code?
TFR: Dress code = Individuality. Nothing is more important.



DAZED: Tell me about the concept of the exhibition you had this year, "POST NO FUTURE" at hiromiyoshii gallery.
TFR: Fashion is hentai. We can not help the association between something as superficial and hedonistic as fashion and the mere sexual pleasure full stop. Therefore, for us, a fashion personae who is not a hentai, it is an impostor, a traitor, an alienated puritan in disguise following trends who might just finish his days without a notion of personal style nor fashion itself. Fashion can be zoophiliac, necrophiliac, paediophiliac, dendrophiliac...all the paraphilias. And this can sound as obscene as fascinating, but most of all we are just trying to give an idea of the precariety of fashion these days. We spread fashion in all senses, and are here only to encourage creativity in personal hentalism.

DAZED: Do you have any plans to start up a new project?
TFR: Travel report by TFR's half Naokoula who is in a world round trip right now. And UBUROI, a fashion label for people who likes concepts like NarziB.


Thanks Dazed&Confused

↓↓↓TFR On The World-Round Trip↓↓↓
TFR's half Naokoula is in the middle of the world-round trip. She started writing about her experience on TFR...

english\\\\What is recorded here is not necessarily our experience. It can be an absolute fiction all made up in our head, or as a matter of possibility, something we MIGHT have experienced, or perhaps something we DID experience but in some other place or time. We have two kinds of journeys at the same time: the outward and inward. Our outward journey is governed by the clock and the budget, but inward one ignores the boundaries of place and time. The journey is not linear.It is always back and forth. And it is what we want to record, leaving us free from the time and the physical distance. Here, we deny the calender. We deny the map... (To read more, scroll down)

japanese\\\\ここに書かれていることは、私たちが実際に体験した出来事かもしれないし、もしかしたらすべて私たちの頭の中だけで作り上げられた完全なフィクションかもしれない。もしくは、可能性の問題で、体験しなかったけれども、体験した「かも」しれない出来事、また、私たちが体験したことだけれど、どこか違う場所で違う時間に体験した出来事かもしれない。私たちは、同時に2種類の旅をしている。身体的な旅が1つ。もう一つは精神的な旅。そしてその旅は、直線じゃない。そういう形の旅は、いつも行ったり来たりを繰り返す。そんな時間軸や物理的な距離に捉われない旅を私たちは記録したいと思っている。私たちは、カレンダーを否定する。私たちは、地図を否定する... (To read more, scroll down)

español\\\\Lo que grabamos aqui no es necesariamente nuestra experiencia. Puede ser una ficcion absoluta completamente inventada en nuestra cabeza, o una cuestion de posibilidad, algo que PUDO habernos pasado, o tal vez algo que SI experimentamos pero en algun otro tiempo o espacio. Nosotros tenemos dos tipos de viaje al mismo tiempo: exterior e interior. Nuestro viaje exterior esta gobernado por el reloj y el presupuesto, pero el interior ignora los limites del tiempo y el lugar. El viaje no es lineal. Es siempre de ida y vuelta. Y es lo que queremos grabar, dejandonos libres del tiempo y de la distancia fisica. Aqi, nosotros negamos el calendario. Nosotros negamos el mapa... (To read more, scroll down)



↓↓↓TFR In V Magazine ↓↓↓
This is how New York's famous V Magazine presents TFR in V53 index ~> "Underworld: If there’s any way Tokyo club kids could get any crazier, send us picture evidence". To top it all off, TFR is featured along with Isablle Adjani, Hunter S. Thompson et Dennis Hopper..FEAR AND LOATHING!!! Now on sale in Tokyo at Tower Records, Aoyama Book Center et Tutaya Roopongi Hills. www.vmagazine.com



Thanks V

↓↓↓POST NO FUTURE↓↓↓
english\\\\ Apart from the off-upon sadomasochistic clothing, what else has been done in order to represent the fetishism of human beings or, going beyond, the universe of sexual deviations? [CHECK OUT OUR EXHIBITION ABOUT PARAPHILIAS, CLIC IMAGE]

日本語\\\\フェティシズム、更に言えば、性的倒錯の世界を表現するのに、黒いレザー、ブーツやボンテージのようなありきたりのSMファッションの他に、一体何がされてきただろう。[イメージをクリックして]

español\\\\ Además de la ultra mañoseada vestimenta sadomasoquista, ¿qué más se ha hecho en aras de representar el fetichismo de los seres humanos o, yendo más allá, el universo de las desviaciones sexuales? [CHEKEA NUESTRA EXHIBICION SOBRE PARAFILIAS, HAZ CLIC EN LA IMAGEN]



↓↓↓JAPANESE DON'T USE THEIR FREEDOM↓↓↓
日本語\\\\自由を使っていない日本人。なにも、地球のどこかに、完璧な世界があると信じてるわけじゃない。だけど、もしも、その「完璧な世界」に近いものがあるとしたら、僕らにとってそれは「サブカルチャー」ということになる。つまり、インディペンデントで、アングラで、自由奔放で、独自の哲学を持つコミュニティ。そこでは、僕らにとっての「完璧」に近いものや探していたタイプの人間を見つけることが出来る。だけど、残念なことに、日本社会の最大の弱点に僕らが直面してしまうのもまた、このサブカルチャーの中なんだ。[イメージをクリックして]

english\\\\JAPANESE DON'T USE THEIR FREEDOM. It's not that we believe that a perfect place exists on the Earth. But if there is something close to it, it is the subculture -the space where we can find that and those who we are looking for-, or specifically that type of independent, free, countercultural, philosophic and bold community. Lamentably, it is in this sense of subculture /community where we bump into the weakest and most demoralizing point of Japanese society. [TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE ABOUT THE JAPANESE SOCIOCULTURAL REALITY, CLIC IMAGE BELLOW]

español\\\\LOS JAPONESES NO USAN SU LIBERTAD. No es que creamos que exista un lugar perfecto sobre la Tierra. Pero si hay algo cercano a eso es la subcultura -el espacio donde podemos encontrar eso y a esos a quienes estamos buscando-, o específicamente aquel tipo de comunidad independiente, libre, contracultural, filosófica y atrevida. Lamentablemente, es en este sentido de subcultura/comunidad donde nos topamos con el punto más débil y desmoralizador de la sociedad japonesa. [PARA LEER TODO EL ARTICULO SOBRE LA REALIDAD SOCIOCULTURAL JAPONESA, HAZ CLIC EN LA IMAGEN]


↓↓↓TFR IN NYC↓↓↓
Feat. The NYC Personalities Of the Moment [clic image]
My Photo
Name:
Location: Tokyo, Japan

we are a space of FREEDOM, FRESHNESS and ESCAPISM. from this perspective, we are one of the very FEW ORIGINAL MEDIA -and definitely the one that has the MOST TENACIOUS and CRITICAL OPINION- related to the 'WORLD OF FASHION'. yes, world we belong to, but also world we find abhorrent because it's representing the most visible side of the pseudo-well-being [CONSUMERISM], that behind glamourous SMOKE SCREENS [generally starred by 'MODELS' and 'POP STARS'], and making use of the so-called 'TRENDS', spreads the most recalcitrant STEREOTYPES of CAPITALISM and its just-apparent GLOBALIZATION... at THEFASHIONRAMONE [a.k.a TFR] you will find, then, the best alternative in fashion design and counterculture!!!!!


FUCK TFR @ MYSPACE + FUCK TFR @ FACEBOOK + FUCK TFR @ MIXI


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Tokyo Bopper

The Tokyo Bopper might be the newest japanese mistery of postmodernity: they are avant garde but they don't have a website, their designs are superb but no designer has been revealed, and so far they've just been celebrated in the 100% Tokyoite magazines that live and resurrect in the übereclectic Harajuku... Perhaps, this is the first western comment ever made toward this (we don-t care, though we should be aware that we have been already hypnotized!)
The first time TheFashionRamone got into the überindispensable shoe store TokyoBopper was quiet long ago, in a shopping day during the summer 2005. We didn-t know exactly where we were entering. The venue shined in its white ascetism and its geometric functional disposition. Then, the colection was conformed by shining, minimal and futuristic shoewear, regularsized and also oversized, in a palette of colours reduced to the black, white, red and silver. Seeing all this, obviously we were in one of the main avant garde fashion factories of Harajuku.
Since then, many months have gone by. Like a nice casuality that makes us meet the people we have to meet, we met at one underground party the last december, and from there on the rest is history... Those who have been following the articles of TheFashionRamone, you-ll remember that in the feature called Tokyo Underground Parties we talked about Hells Yeah!!!, the fantasmagoric event organized by a colussion between Vanity and Tokyo Bopper. Right there, at the cinematographic dressing room, we took a picture of them with their best party outfits. And eventually, of course, the relationship have become fluent, progresist and audiovisual as well. Done with this, let-s go for the news...
The Tokyo Boppers called us to take a look to the new summer colection for girls. The avant garde line continues its way, but now is more obvius the fascinating crush between the minimal and the oversized. There are platforms, added motifs and giant laces, but the messure of the monochrome and the tranquility of geometric surfaces are here as well. This time, also, the shoes are scrupulously kinetic, with a new aerodinamic silhouette...
As the new message printed on every insole of their two footwear brands (Belly Bottom and Unbilical), it-s noticeable that the Tokyo Boppers are in a research for destroying time, or for the idealized ambit of eternity.

(田中)Gallermic Tanaka
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Tokyo Bopper \\\\ Spanish
Los Tokyo Bopper podrían ser el último misterio japonés de la posmodernidad: son vanguardistas pero no tienen website, sus diseños son exquisitos mas ningún diseñador ha sido revelado, y hasta el momento únicamente se los festeja en las revistas 100% tokyotas que viven y resucitan en la überecléctica Harajuku... Acaso, oficialmente, este sea el primer comentario occidental al respecto (no nos importa pero igual vale advertir que desde ya estamos hipnotizados!)
La primera vez que TheFashionRamone entró a la überindispensable tienda de zapatos Tokyo Bopper fue hace ya buen tiempo, en una salida de compras durante el verano del 2005, sin saber exactamente adonde nos metíamos. El local resplandecía por su ascetismo blanco y su disposición geométrica funcional. La colección de entonces estaba conformada por calzado rutilante -mínimal y futurista-, a la medida y también oversized, en una paleta de colores reducida al blanco, negro, rojo y plateado. Viéndolo todo en su conjunto, a claras luces estábamos en una de las principales factories de la moda avant garde en Harajuku...
Varios meses han pasado desde entonces. Esa grata casualidad que hace que nos encontremos con los que nos debemos encontrar hizo lo suyo en una fiesta underground el pasado mes de diciembre, y desde ahí el resto es historia... Para los que siguieron las entregas de TheFashionRamone, recoradarán que en el artículo Tokyo Underground Parties hablamos de Hells Yeah!!!, el fantasmagórico evento organizado por una colusión entre Vanity y Tokyo Bopper. Ahí, en el cinematográfico camerino, les sacamos una foto con sus fascinantes galas fiesteras... Y eventualmente, claro, la interacción ha devenido fluida, progresista y además audiovisual. Así las cosas, ahora demos paso a la novedad...
Los Tokyo Bopper nos llamaron para echarle un ojo a la nueva colección de verano para las chicas. Como era de esperarse, la línea vanguardista sigue su curso, pero ahora es más patente el fascinante contrapunto entre lo minimal y el oversized. Hay plataformas, motivos adheridos y lazos gigantes, pero también está la mesura de lo monócromo y la serenidad de las superficies geométricas. Esta vez, además, los zapatos se presentan escrupulosamente kinéticos, con una silueta aerodinámica recién adqirida...
Como el nuevo mensaje impreso en todas las plantillas de sus dos firmas de calzado (Belly Bottom y Unbilical), se advierte en los Tokyo Boppers la búsqueda de la absolución del tiempo, o el idealizado ámbito de la eternidad.

(田中)Gallermic Tanaka

10 Comments:

Blogger Joseph said...

Hey,
I remember that hot summers day in 2005, It had never really left my mind, but you have just reminded me of how i fell in love with this little shop of delights.
I think a visit is in order,
Im in Tokyo from Thursday, hehe suprise. see you there.
xxx Babylondon

6:19 AM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

joseph::::: i remember u fell inlove with the tokyo boppers shoes! c u in tokyo, i am so happy you come back, babylondon!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous rashomon said...

ia estoy motivado, sigue asi ... :)

12:12 AM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

rashomon::::: mu!

9:55 PM  
Anonymous rosella said...

wow!fantastica!!
tokyo boppers es muy interessante!!
lots of love from cold verona!

10:22 PM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

rosella::::: molto felice de recieve your message from the cold verona, principesa!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous FANNY said...

kirei

6:31 AM  
Anonymous David Jones said...

Hummm... My heart is beating (here, in Spain)...

8:33 PM  
Blogger TheFashionRamone said...

fanny::::::: sugoi kirei desho! mata, chuuuu

DAVID::::::: hello to spain!

8:40 PM  
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