James Iha's Fall/Winter Collection Draws from Michael Jackson's Style

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 3, 2016
References: virtualjapan & hypebeast
'Vaporize,' previously known as 'Vapor,' is a clothing label founded by Japanese-American James Iha -- who is best known for his role as guitar player for the Smashing Pumpkins.

First launched in 2001, the clothing from James Iha's label is available in Japan exclusively, making the styles that much more desirable among fans of his fashion. With his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, James Iha pays tribute to the man known as the king of pop -- Michael Jackson.

This is evident in an editorial from Vaporize that promotes the collection, with one male model adorned in red and black striped pants that reveal thick white socks and slip-on shoes. Other pop king-inspired styles include a "leopard-print redux of the iconic red letterman jacket" as well as a tailored take on the 'Billie Jean' look.