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


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hard To Explain

日本語 + English + Español ↓↓↓

本語\\\\ボクたちはちょうどニューロックが産声をあげるまえに青春時代を過ごしてきたんだ。そんなボクたちの日常生活は毎日が同じことの繰り返しで保証されて安心しきった世界だった。そして90年代の退屈で眠気を誘われ簡素で飾り気のない音楽と共に生きていた。。。。そんな時ニューロックは突然降り立った。そしてそれがHARD TO EXPLAINだ!!!
事実whitestripesとstrokesが現れ、2枚のやばいシングルをだし、2枚の名曲といってふさわしいアルバムをだし、2枚のカルト的なプロモーションビデオをが彼らのマジックによって現れた。彼らのジャンルはポップパンク、そしてニューメタルとして位置づけられていた。しかし、彼らは自らをロックンロールと呼ぶことに決めた。そしてもしも皆がそう思わなかったとしても、これはすごい"ファッション"と呼ぶべきなんだ!。。。そうこれは過去もこれからも続くのだろう。もしそれが遠い未来のエレクトロミュージックだったとしても、それはニューロックと呼ばれるのだろう。そしてロックはファッションと共に劇的に変化していくのだろう。
ありえない!東京が"欲望"にギブアップしているなんて。。。事実、新しさとなつかしさは同時に感じるものなんだ。もうすでにここ東京には同じものなど何一つない、だけどそれは幸せがすぐそこのようにも感じられる。ここ東京に住んでいるひとたちにとってHARDTOEXPLAINはぴったりの名前だ。彼ら、、そう15人の音楽マニアな日本人たちはニューロックのインディフリーマガジンを作り、いつも最新のニュースを載せ、そして音楽と偽りのないプロフィールのために愛情を注ぎ込むことに決めた。

このようにして、、、しかし彼らが挑戦することは大変(hard)だった。そして彼らにはまだ説明できなかった(hard to explain)そういうわけで彼らはフリーペーパーだけではなく、CLUB HARD TO EXPLAINも今からだいたい二年前くらいにはじめた。HTEは理解できないほどたくさん音楽(新/旧問わず)を祝うことに決めた。Interpol、Moving Units、Datarock、Junior Senior、Mew、Delorean、TV on the radio,LCD Soundsystem,,,,,,,そしてもちろんTheFashionRamoneもすでにHTEから招待された。近々すぐに前回のHTEのパーティレポートと写真もアップされる予定だ。

(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*
この日本語訳はAiko.Nakanoによって翻訳された。


English\\\\We were in the prime of our adolescence, our routine seemed guaranteed within a -too ninetish- yet monotonic context, of soporific and austere vanity... Suddenly New Rock landed and it was simply HARD TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!
In fact, as if by magic the White Stripes and the Strokes appeared with 2 fuckin' fabulous singles, 2 masterly albums for the anthology, and 2 cult audiovisuals... Within a sonic context overused by the Pop Punk and the Nu Metal, they decided to look back: Rock and Roll... And if this was not enough, so well dressed!!!... like it used to be, like it should have always been... In any case, if there was something to call eclectic in the very early days of the new millenium it was the New Rock. With its fashion 'on' its sleeve, the rock scene had drastically changed...
Impossible not to imagine Tokyo yielding before that lust. As a matter of fact, that sensation new and nostalgic at the same time, when already nothing was the same but also looked like historic and near to happiness, has stayed here in Tokyo as the quintessence of a perfectly titled happening: HARD TO EXPLAIN... They, 15 plotted melomaniac Japanese, are an indie free magazine specialized in New Rock, always up to day with the latest news, and with an authentic love for music and sincere profile... Thus, however hard they try, the HTE.s know that there are still emotions you can not explain...that-s why, since the begnining (almost 2 years ago) they also decided to make a party, 'CLUB Hard To Explain', that is to celebrate the music (new & legendary) in a misunderstood level of dementia...
Boys from Interpol, Moving Units, Datarock, Junior Senior, Mew, Delorean, TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, have been seen... and of course, TheFashionRamone is already invited! Soon you will find their ineffable photos in our party reports...
(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*
Special thanks to Joe Ansell Babylondon


Español\\\\Estábamos en la flor de nuestra adolescencia, nuestra rutina parecía garantizada dentro de un contexto monocorde -todavía muy noventoso-, y de soporífera vanidad austera... De repente aterrizó el New Rock y simplemente fue HARD TO EXPLAIN!!!!!
En efecto, como por arte de magia aparecían los White Stripes y los Strokes con sendos cortes endemoniadamente fabulosos, dos álbumes magistrales para la antología, y dos audiovisuales de culto... Dentro de un contexto sónico desgastado por el Pop Punk y el Nu Metal, ellos decidieron mirar hacia atrás: Rock and Roll... Y como si esto fuera poco, tan bien vestidos!!!...como se hacía antes, como siempre debió de ser... En todo caso, si había algo a que llamar ecléctico en los muy tempranos días del nuevo milenio era al New Rock. Con su fashion 'sobre' la magna, la escena del rock había cambiado drásticamente...
Imposible no imaginar a Tokyo rindiéndose ante aquella lujuria. De hecho, aquella sensación novedosa y a la vez nostálgica, de cuando ya nada era lo mismo pero a la vez todo se veía histórico y cercano a la felicidad, ha quedado aquí en Tokyo como la quintaesencia de un acontecimiento perfectamente titulado: HARD TO EXPLAIN... Ellos, 15 japoneses melómanos confabulados, son una revista indie de circulación gratuita especializada en New Rock, siempre al día con las últimas novedades, y con un amor por la música auténtico, de perfil sincero... Así, por más duro que traten, los HTE saben que todavía existen emociones que no se pueden explicar... por eso desde el comienzo (ya son casi 2 años) también decidieron hacer una fiesta, 'CLUB Hard To Explain', que es para celebrar la música (nueva & legendaria) en un nivel de demencia incomprendido...
Chicos de Interpol, Moving Units, Datarock, Junior Senior, Mew, Delorean, TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, han sido vistos por ahí... y por supuesto, TheFashionRamone ya está invitado! Pronto encontrarás sus inefables fotos en nuestros party reports...
(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderfull the time we`re living ... konichiwa tanaka san (::::

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Hey, lovin your work baby. phew fashion week is over, its been fun. xx j

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