Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese fashion at the Barbican Gallery
Not only do the Japanese have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to the latest technologies, they’re also up there with the best of the best when it comes to fashion. The people at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, are celebrating Japan’s fashion credentials with the first European exhibition to showcase avant-garde Japanese fashion from the early 1980s to the present day.
Curated by 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. It will run from Ooctober 15th 2010 to February 6th 2011 with tickets costing just Â£10.
During the 20th century, Japenese fashion had a huge impact on the world. Designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto were at the top of their game during the times and redefined the very basis of fashion. Their classic designs will be showcased in the exhibition alongside techno-couturier Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi.
A collection of modern designs by new generation designers Tao Kurihara, Fumito Ganryu, Matohu, Akira Naka, Mina Perhonen and Mintdesigns.
Image courtesy of The Barbican