Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Japanese Denim

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

I was lucky to attend the private view of Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion curated by Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai,(see image below) Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, the exhibition curates Japanese design from the 1980’s.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 recreated the very basis of fashion. The works shown alongside Kawakubo’s protégé, 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. I have added examples of Tao Kurihara more commercial work which is made or and worn with denim and suggest visiting the Dover Street market to see more of her denim creations.....