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Japanese Illustrations

When I was working in London one of the pattern cutters I worked with brought in some of her textbooks from when she was in school in Japan. Of course, I couldn't read any of the instructions, but the books were surprisingly informative. They were also full of some interesting fashion illustrations. Unfortunately I never got any name or author info about the books, but here are a few scans from my photocopies:






I love the girl in the tie, and of course the tiny-headed women, they are so 80s French! The girls with the tiny heads and giant arms frighten me a bit, but somehow they have a certain goodness to them (perhaps that jolie-laide Susie Bubble was talking about yesterday?) Lovely, no?