Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Japan Fashion Now

Japan Fashion Now is the first exhibition to explore contemporary Japanese fashion, from designer fashion to street style, including menswear at the MFIT, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. From the Japanese "fashion revolution" of the 1980s featuring asymmetrical garments by Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, as well as avant-garde styles by Yssey Miyake, "Orientalist" fashions by Kenzo and Hanae Mori, pop-culture jumpsuits by Kansai Yamamoto to new designers.
Japan continues to be on the cutting-edge of fashion.  Japanese fashion today embraces not only the cerebral, avant-garde looks associated with the first wave of Japanese design in the 1980s but also a range of youth-oriented looks, such as Gothic Punk Lolita and Forest Girl styles. Equally significant is the Japanese obsession with perfecting classic utilitarian garments such as jeans, sneakers, and leather jackets.

Issey Miyake

Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garcons

Hanae Mori, Kenzo and Kansai Yamamoto

Tokyo Omotesanto neighborhood is the site of the Comme des Garcons flagship stores, boutiques for designers like Undercover

Girls' styles, Lolitas and Gothic Lolitas

Cosplay style, dressing up as characters


Images courtesy MFIT, to view more click on Japan Fashion Now

Tokyo is one of the world's great fashion cities.
The Omotesando neighborhood is the site of the Comme des Garçons flagship store, boutiques for designers like Undercover, as well as shops for new brands such as sacai and ma

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