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A MODERN DAY YARD SALE BY A STREETWEAR GOD: Sotheby's "Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara" Auction
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Sotheby's
11.07.2023
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
'Personal Effects: Hiroshi Fujiwara' auction by Sotheby's
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Japanese streetwear kingpin Hiroshi Fujiwara may be less than a year away from turning 60 but he still looks a lot cooler than those in his age bracket. The leader of Fragment Design has been a benchmark of cool for several decades which also tells us that this tastemaker's wardrobe is as good of a treasure trove as any. Thanks to Sotheby's, we can confirm that the aforementioned is true. The 59-year-old has agreed to part with some of his personal items for an auction, stuff that perhaps no longer spark the same joy for him as it used to. This include art works, luxury watches, skate decks, guitars, vintage cameras, and clothing, just to name a few. This online auction, which runs from now until July 26, features 55 lots that have been handpicked by the man himself. But don't think that these are just gifts he is flipping to make a quick buck. Fujiwara has personal attachments to most of these items and according to Sotheby's some even hold a special place in his life, namely a beloved 1936 Levi's 506XX T-back jean jacket, a beaten-up brown leather Haut à Courroies bag by Hermès, and a couple of customised Saint Louis GM tote bags by Goyard. Sneakerheads can also get hold of some cool kicks such as a Air Jordan 1 in royal blue which first appeared in a 1985 promo shoot with Michael Jordan and an Air Force 1 Low HTM Fragment Fragment Friends & Family sample designed with the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Even the wristwatches on offer come with some rather intriguing provenance, namely a GMT-Master II Batman by Rolex which was first presented to the Sultanate of Oman. And just to prove that he isn't letting these items go easily, each lot will only be sold if a reserve is met. And who knows, that Fujiwara-coolness might just rub off on new owners of his wares.

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