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Ksubi ‘BIG IN JAPAN’ exhibition


Entering its third year, the Kirin ‘Big in Japan’ exhibition, created by ksubi announce the event will now be open to a public audience with the contemporary arts and cultural event returning to both Sydney and Melbourne in November 2011.

Ksubi ‘BIG IN JAPAN’ exhibition

2011 Kirin ‘Big in Japan’ Sydney and Melbourne artist line up:

Fuyuki Yamakawa is an ‘avant garde khoomei singer’ and performance/installation artist who works with bare light bulbs, yogic breath, medical equipment, modified musical instruments and the beat of his heart. During his performances he controls his breath and the velocity of his heartbeat and for his climax he momentarily stops his heart all together creating a terrifying sense of suspended time.

Yuko Kaseki is a freelance dancer and choreographer. Her works are based on merging Butoh and western contemporary dance technique to create concise and precise moving theatre. Her performances follow the way of a desperate existence, exposing tragic comedy and revealing a kaleidoscope of stories.

Indie girl band heroes, Kiiiii list Michael Jackson, Rage Against the Machine, Kraft Werk and The Ramones amongst their key influences. Loud, funny and colourful, the self proclaimed “masters of girl magic” are indie rock superstars delivering high energy live shows that excite and amuse.


Onnacodomo’s make believe world appears out of everyday commodities. Taking their inspiration from moments and objects from everyday life, visual unit Onnacodomo use shimmering projections created using water, mirrors and an array of lights, while a world of fantastic images is constructed with found photos, kitchen utensils, toys, stationary and improvised artwork all mixed to music!

OVe-NaXx is an electronic / mash up sound producer based in Osaka Japan. His evolving sound has grown from breakcore, to a mix of electronic sounds, ragga, hip hop beats and synth melodies. OVe-NaXx describes his sound as ‘Japanoise’ mixed with a basic ragga riddim. He’s a bit Dub style, featuring on/off track layers and MCing during his live sets.


ksubi 2011 eyewear collection

ksubi 2011 eyewear collection

AD ASTRA (to the stars) the motto of the true believer. ksubi’s 2011 eyewear collection is based on paranoid alien obsessed fanatics and their anarchistic lab nerd style.

We make eyewear discoveries from the 1950’s to 1990’s. Rimless lenses, cat eye shapes and outlined frames in translucent, teal, burgundy, green and yellow. The Desert DMT print as seen in ksubi’s spring summer collection and the radiant blues and smoky greys of ksubi’s high summer are replicated in key sunglass and optical frames.

ksubi shades

CARINA- Oversize cat eye are so feline with precise metal studding detail.
HYDOR- Classic aviator shape with contemporary edge, acetate bar sits atop rimless lenses.
ALULLA- Metal on metal with contrasting matte inlay against high shine rimmed outline.
SHAM- A sized down version of one of ksubi’s most recognisable shape, the skeleton, in both sun and
SIGMA optical outlined in radiant blue, red and white on clear.

HEZE- Rimless lens aviator with contrasting acetate bar frames the eye area.
CHI CYG- Not oversize, a 90’s style cat eye with metal inlay detailing.
ALKES- Science lab chic in mad scientist style frames.
CAPELLA- Two-tone metal design with matte metal interior and metallic shine frame outline.
BETA- Your everyday optical, thick rimmed acetate frame with a twist- go for the Desert DMT print.

ksubi glasses

Ksubi Relaunch

Ksubi Relaunch‘MINI BUGER’ & ‘PICKLE’, 2008

In the ‘The Bombed Mache’, a backyard mortuary of disposable needs stands ‘Mini Burger’ & ‘Pickle’. The four-metre high sculpture comprises of two 1972 used Austin Mini cars, two Austin Mini car bonnets, five car tyres and truck tyre.

Created by the ksubi collective, the sculpture was built as a reaction to the disposability of used cars and car parts, and how they can be made into useful things like hamburgers. ‘Mini Burger’ & ‘Pickle’ stands in courtyard of ksubi’s Melbourne store, the same site where infamous ‘Sign of the Times’ sculpture once stood, before stolen and destroyed late last year.

The sculpture was created for the ‘High Art’ event, a multi-venue exhibition on High Street, Armadale during the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (3rd – 9th March, 2008).

ksubi’s signature tongue-in-cheek style, imbued with irony, has elevated the brand to “cult” status, and assisted in gaining global recognition for its clothing and aesthetic.

March 2008, for the first time in its eight-year history, ksubi will relaunch its online store.

A juxtaposition of complexity and simplicity, the site manifests a non-directional and straightforward search engine design format, complete with keyword searches and pop-up windows.

The decision to promote and make available ksubi product online was encouraged by demand, and gives an incisive visual narrative into the brand’s history, projects, collections, as well as stockists and distributors. Most significantly, classic ksubi—from denim, fashion, eyewear, books and limited editions objects, can now be purchased online.