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

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↓↓↓
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!

↓↓↓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
↓↓↓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
↓↓↓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
More details and the complete party report on (Or scroll down...)

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.

Thanks V

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]


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]


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
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!!!!!


Monday, April 10, 2006

Tokyo Fashion Week Naked

日本語 + English + Español ↓↓↓
それゆえに、もし東京がファッションの発祥地になりたいのであれば、ほとんどのモデルが外国人であることや、 'グローバリゼーションルック'(例えば豪華でセクシーでパワーを感じる服)でもまあ悪くはないだろう。

*ざらざらしていて民族的で、かつ未来的だったのは"Taishi Nobukuni"
*ゴシック的な喜びだったのは"Mint Designs"
*幼少期の記憶をなくさせられるようだったのは"Né-net (featuring the headdresses)"
*純粋さの中に謎めいたみだらさがあったのは"Theater Products"
*キュートなスタイリングだったのは" Mercibeaucoup"
3、ゴシップ + 内報 + アフターパーティ

*ベストアフターパーティ...."NO TOKYO"。 これはオフィシャルのパーティではなかったけれど、たくさんのモデルたち、きどった服を来たkidsたちがそこにはいた。 {パーティビデオ

(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*
Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo、 KCTVのKenny.Campbell、VANIDADのLucas.Arrautと’ビデオテレビ’どうもありがとうございます

English\\\\We could swear that of the 32 million Tokiotes not even 1% knew. This was not a massive event like in Sao Paulo, nor was it the celebutant + jetsetting + starlet orgy found in Paris, Milan or in New York... It could be said Tokyo Fashion Week is the homiest big happening of postmodernity... might this be the neofashion in its essence???
We do think it is... but out of meta-fashionisms, there is a reason why Tokyo Fashion Week(TFW) is an incognita in the international fashion scene: it is not even 1 year old, having just taken its second kick. We didn-t make it to the first one on time: we were brought to the Net practically one week afterwards, comunicating ourselves only in Spanish... This time, with 3 languages upon the palaestra, and with an official press invitation to the event, we can definitely give a much more proper 'diagnosis'.
The way we see things:
1. The Reality. A Fashion Week is quintessencially the collective individualism.s closet of certain territory. The dissapointment could have left us dismayed in the Tokyoite case: if it is no secret that Harajuku is the Pandora.s box of universal fashion, then why such precarious creativity and European moulding during TFW Autumn-Winter 2006.2007 collections? Some answers could be found in the profile contradiction: TFW is the mainstream show of fashion; Harajuku is rather underground. Another reason might be the high cost of production in a country of reduced raw materials and well paid workers... A better answer woul be that TFW is an event in its first phase, in a market where 'globalization'(with its beauty and succes patterns) is implacable to atract attention... Therefore, in the interests of becoming a fashion capital, we think it was not bad for TFW that most of models were caucasians, and that most of collections displayed clearly westerner, globalization airs (luxury, sex, power). In other words, if Tokyo wants to become Paris (where the fashion big ones definitely are), TFW would want to cater Vogue and win media interest ... But don-t misunderstand us... If we say this, it is is because behind all that monstrous machinery, there is something sublime, original, worth being 'globalized' and consumed with energy. And if this fashion (the neofashion) can be within the reach of more humans don-t you think it would be better?
The collections we introduce to you next represent several layers of our soul, those that never appear in Vogue and that we here, @TheFashionRamone, sell them to you with the greatest of pleasures.

2.The Collections. Enunciating hierarchically, we love...
- the monstrous insanity of Ohya/Astroboy,
- the rough ethno-futurism in Taishi Nobukuni,
- the gothic joy of Mint Designs,
- the infantile oblivion from Né-net (featuring the headdresses),
- the purist, enigmatic sensuality in Theater Products,

- the oversized ironic from Potto,
- the styling cutie from Mercibeaucoup,
- and the baroque pop from DressCamp.
3.Gossips + Tips + After Party
- If you don-t have an invitation to the shows, customize yourself, trust in your English and just go in, DON-T queue up.

- Junko Koshino... the folkyest show ever with kimonoed frontrowers. - G.V.G.V... the best models, the longest catwalk, the most expensive show, definitely the Vogue.s Choice Award. (We liked it too)
- DressCamp... the most awaited and jam.packed show. We left it before itstarted cause we couldn-t bear it.
- The best After Party... an unofficial one but where all the models and the most preciousist fashion kids -the BEST ones- went... NO TOKYO party!!! {watch the partyvideo @}
- The most plundered maisons... Dior Homme, Chloe, ISL, Versace.
- The Tokyo Fashion Week.s character... Orange Wig, they took photos of him for several media from around the world.
4.Mea Culpa/Essence. We definitely think neofashion is a homey affair, an 'internalized thing' that is ALWAYS with you. That-s why we must acknowledge we didn-t go to every show, because we overslept after going to every party... It-s our Culpa. It´s our Essence.

(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*
Special thanks to Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo, KCTV.s Kenny Campbell, VANIDAD.s Lucas Arraut and ビデオテレビ

Español\\\\Podríamos jurar que de los 32 millones de habitantes tokyotas ni siquiera el 1% se había enterado. Este no fue un evento masivo como en Sao Paulo, ni mucho menos la orgía de celebrities + jetsetters + starlets en Paris, Milán o en New York... Se podría decir que la Tokyo Fashion Week fue el gran happening más casero de la posmodernidad... acaso esto sea la neomoda en su esencia???
Creemos que sí...pero fuera de metafashionismos, existe un motivo por el cual la Tokyo Fashion Week(TFW) es una incognita en el mundo de la moda: no cumple ni un año y recién va por su segunda patada... Para la primera no llegamos a tiempo: vinimos al cybermundo prácticamente una semana después, sólo comunicándonos en Español... Esta vez, con los 3 idiomas sobre la palestra, y con una invitación de prensa oficial al evento, definitivamente podemos dar un diagnóstico mucho más apropiado. Desde nuestro manera de ver las cosas te decimos que:

1.La Realidad. Por antonomasia, una Fashion Week vendría a ser el closet del individualismo colectivo de cierto territorio. En el caso tokyota la decepción podría habernos dejado consternados: si para nadie es un secreto que Harajuku es la Caja de Pandora de la moda universal, ¿por qué entonces tan precaria creatividad y tanto molde europeo durante la TFW Autumn-Winter 2006.2007? Algunas respuestas podrían estar en la contraposición de perfiles: la TFW es el espectáculo mainstream de la moda; Harajuku es más bien underground. Otro motivo podría ser el elevado costo de producción en un país de reducida materia prima y de trabajadores bien pagados. Pero una mejor respuesta sería que la TFW es un evento en su primera fase, en un mercado donde la 'globalización'(con sus patrones de belleza y éxito) es implacable para llamar la atención... Por consiguiente, en aras de convertirse en una capital mundial de la moda, no creemos que a la TFW le halla hecho daño que la gran mayoría de modelos hayan sido caucásicos, y que asimismo la gran mayoría de colecciones presentadas hayan desplegado ínfulas globalizadoras clamaramente occidentales (lujo, sexo, poder). En otras palabras, si quiere llegar a ser Paris (donde definitivamente se encuentran los grandes de la moda ), a Tokyo le conviene llegar a la Vogue y granjearse el interés mediático ...Pero no nos malentiendan... Si decimos esto es porque detrás de toda aquella maquinaria monstruosa se esconde algo verdaderamente sublime, original, digno de estar globalizado y de consumirse con ganas. Y si esta moda (la neomoda) pudiese estar al alcance de más humanos ¿no creen que estaría mejor? Las colecciones que te presentamos a continuación representan diversas capas de nuestra alma, esas que nunca salen en la Vogue y que aquí, @TheFashionRamone, con mucho gusto te las vendemos.
2.Las Colecciones. Enunciando jerárquicamente, amamos a...

- la insanidad monstruosa de Ohya/Astroboy,
- el etnofuturismo agreste de Taishi Nobukuni,
- la alegría gótica de Mint Designs,

- el olvido infantiloide de
(featuring los tocados),
- la sensualidad purista, enigmática de Theater Products,
- el oversized irónico de Potto,
- el estilismo cutie de Mercibeaucoup,

- y el pop barroco de DressCamp.
3.Chismes + Consejos + After Party
- Si no tienes invitación para entrar a los shows, customízate, hazte al Inglés y entra defrente, NO HAGAS COLA.

- Junko Koshino... el show más folk con los frontrowers enkimonados.
- G.V.G.V... las mejores modelos, la pasarela más larga, el show más caro, definitivamente la Vogue.s Choice Award. (A nosotros también nos gustó)
- DressCamp... el show más esperado y abarrotado. Nos fuimos antes porque no lo soportábamos.
- La mejor After Party... una no oficial pero adonde fueron todos los modelos y los fashion kids tokiotas más preciosistas, lo mejores... NO TOKYO party!!! {mira el partyvideo @}
- las maison más saqueadas... Dior Homme, Chloe, ISL, Versace.
- El personaje de la Tokyo Fashion Week... el Orange Wig, le tomaron fotos para varios medios de alrededor del mundo.
4.Mea Culpa/Essence. Definitivamente pensamos que la neomoda es asunto casero, una 'cosa interiorizada' que está SIEMPRE con uno. Por ello debemos reconocer que no fuimos a todos los shows, porque nos quedamos dormidos por ir a todas las fiestas... Es nuestra Culpa. Es nuestra Essence.

(田中) Gallermic Tanaka*
Agradecimiento especial a Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo, a Kenny Campbell de KCTV, a Lucas Arraut de VANIDAD y a ビデオテレビ


Anonymous Rashom0n said...

Buena elección, que cólera con la DressCamp, y ese Orange Wig es superfamoso ! chuiKK

7:16 AM  

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