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"For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. My friends tell me that my oversized glasses and my pairs of bracelets have become my unwritten signature. I have amassed an enormous 'collection' of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving – hopefully – a kind of throwaway chic." --Iris Apfel
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The Tokyo-based design collective was started in 2002 by VERBAL and YOON. Inspired by the phrase "ANYTHING GOES", they draw ideas from the many creative outlets in Tokyo to produce original designs.
In 2004 they launch the jewelry brand, Antonio Murphy & Astro®. Using 18K gold, platinum, diamonds and other precious stones, they designed their own comical renditions of the mainstream Hip Hop jewelry popular at the time. Their diverse range of fans include celebrities and discriminating buyers alike, in and out of Japan.
In 2008 they launch AMBUSH®, the second line to Antonio Murphy & Astro®. AMBUSH® is more experimental using different types of metals, stones, plastics, etc., to express yet another realm of jewelry design.
When they are not designing, VERBAL is a MC/ producer of the music group m-flo and TERIYAKI BOYZ®, and YOON is a DJ/ stylist/ and also PR for Billionaire Boys Club® /ICE CREAM™.