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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion South Brisbane, Brisbane Area

posted Jan 18, 2015, 9:25 PM by Jenni Goodman   [ updated Jan 18, 2015, 9:25 PM ]
'Future Beauty' explores the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present. This will be a rare opportunity to view over 100 unique garments drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, ranging from the classic and elegant to the outrageous. Japanese fashion had an enormous influence on world fashion in the late twentieth century - designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way we think of fashion today. Works by these seminal designers will be shown alongside creations by the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, a protégé of Rei Kawakubo; the pioneer of the 'Ura-Harajuku' movement, Jun Takahashi; and the new generation of radical designers. Curated by eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai, Director of the renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, this exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design.