JAPAN FASHION NOW // NEW YORK

JAPAN FASHION NOW // NEW YORK

Special Exhibitions Gallery at FIT Museun in New York City December 12, 2010 through April 2, 2011!    

Special Exhibitions Gallery at Fashion Institute of Technology Museun in New York City

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) presents Japan Fashion Now, the first exhibition to explore contemporary Japanese fashion in all its radical creativity, from designer fashion to street style, including menswear.

The Japanese "fashion revolution" of the 1980s dramatically transformed the world of fashion.  Avant-garde Japanese designers such as Issey MiyakeYohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons introduced a radically new conception of fashion to the catwalks of Paris. Utilizing innovative textile technologies, together with aspects of traditional Japanese clothing culture, these designers were instrumental in creating a new relationship between body and clothes, a new attitude toward the beauty of imperfection, and a new appreciation of avant-garde fashion as "art."

An introductory gallery devoted to the Japanese "fashion revolution" of the 1980s includes asymmetrical, "deconstructed" garments by Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, as well as avant-garde styles by Issey Miyake, "Orientalist" fashions by Kenzo and Hanae Mori, and pop-culture jumpsuits by Kansai Yamamoto.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday – noon-8 pm; Saturday –10 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays. Admission is free and open to the public.

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