Monday, 28 February 2011

_London: Barbican Art Gallery 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present. Curated by the eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, the exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design, and its sense of beauty embodied in clothing.
Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late 20th century and designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the very basis of fashion. Their works will be shown alongside Kawakubo’s protégé, the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, together with the acclaimed Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Fumito Ganryu, Matohu, Akira Naka, Mina Perhonen and Mintdesigns.

Enjoy ;)

Designers in the Exhibition:

Issey Miyake
Rei Kawakubo
Yohji Yamamoto
Junya Watanabe
Jun Takahashi
Tao Kurihara
Kosuke Tsumura
Minä perhonen
Kenzo Takada
Hiroki Ohya
Naoki Takizawa (for Issey Miyake)
Fumito Ganryu
Mikio Sakabe
Taro Horiuchi
Akira Naka

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