Metropolis recently wrote about the various underground construction projects happening in Tokyo, including the 47km Central Circular Route city bypass. It was a fascinating article. But what was really interesting was a factoid they just glossed over:
To promote the project, a fashion show was put on for the media, 30m underground, showing off construction-worker-inspired designs by German Bernard Willhelm. This is quite old news, the show happened in Octber 2005, but honestly…where else but Japan?
Actual construction workers paraded the clothes down the ‘runway’ – the actual tunnel they were building. Mannequins were set up to show the designs for later shows. Maybe the workers went on strike?
After seeing that image, I wouldn’t be surprised.