May 28th, 2008 @ 6:54 PM
Mitsuhiro Matsuda, one of the half dozen most important Japanese fashion designers, has died in Japan.
…Probably more than any other designer, Matsuda blazed a path in sunglasses with his Japanese sensibility and high tech pop aesthetic. His vintage shades remain cult collector items for connoisseurs of sunglasses…
…Arguably his greatest clout and reach was with sunglasses, and his vintage items are cult collectibles on ebay and ecommerce sites. In 1998, The New York Times even noted that the hip-hop idol Sean (Puffy) Combs, now P. Diddy, rapped about Matsuda sunglasses in a video.
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