A follow-up to his first compilation of street fashion from the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Fruits, Shoichi Aoki brings us Fresh Fruits this time round, another album jam-packed full of wildly colourful photos. Highly creative young people parade around in clothing that shouts their personalities and grabs the spotlight. These outfits are part costume, part uniform, a carefully thought out mishmash of high fashion, kitsch and handicraft that set trends that travel the globe. Fresh Fruits is an ode to the theatricality of real life, should one decide to set the stage.
Turtleback, 272 pages, Phaidon 2005, $19.77 at Amazon.