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"本当のファッション好き"が集まるパーティー「吟味」を写真で振り返る

2009年にスタートして今年で8年目を迎えた「吟味」、渋谷のトランプルームを会場に原宿キッズが大集結する貴重なパーティー。点検、調べる、検査を意味する「吟味」、メディアとブランドの共同ビジネス、キュレーションされたコンテンツ、ハッシュタグや自撮りへの投資、ファッション業界に限らず、新商品の告知、新規顧客開拓、セルフプロデュースと使い方は様々。それはさておき、J-POPサウンドと煙草の煙が舞った部屋で踊り狂うキッズたち。髪の色のようにカラフルなサングラスレンズ、90年代半ばのジャネット・ジャクソン、デンゼル・ワシントン、マルコム・X、ジューダス・プリーストらのヴィンテージTシャツに懐かしのバーバリーチェック。

原宿のDOGで店長兼バイヤーを務めるCONVOY(コンボイ)と彼の仲間たち、8周年おめでとう。

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'吟味' (ginmi), a party held 4 times a year at Trump Room shibuya celebrated its 8th Anniversary recently.'Ginmi' translates as 'examination' and for this photographer it's a unique off-line look at todays Harajuku kids. Compared to curated 'street snap' posts on social media where a chosen pretty few work their outfit around a paid for hashtag or a selfie at the party for a brand they can't afford, this was a refreshing explosion of energy where a heady combo of J-pop and cigarette smoke filled the humid air. Sunglass lenses as colorful as the bopping heads of hair, recycled-store bought burberry prints on skirts, shirts and caps. Vintage T's ranging from mid-90's Janet Jackson to Denzel Washington as Malcolm X with Judas Priest and tropical prints in between. Spearheaded by Harajuku Dog's CONVOY & friends and promoted by a collective of Harajuku's used clothing stores, GINMI is one of the last parties of its kind. I couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgia that there used to be parties like this every weekend in Tokyo.

Photos and text by Dan Bailey

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