Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion exhibit
Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion exhibit
03
Jan '14
courtesy: Peabody Essex Museum
courtesy: Peabody Essex Museum
The out-of-the-box, futuristic Japanese fashion, which presented itself as a revolting contrast to the form-fitting conventional western couture of the 1980s and 90s, is the subject of the Massachusetts-based Peabody Essex Museum’s ongoing exhibit Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion.
 
Scheduled to run through January 26, 2014, the event offers an insight into the revolutionary form, technique, material and approach adopted by the rising stars, such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, who helped in re-defining the early 1980’s fashion.
 
With an expansive display of more than 100 dresses, skirts, gowns and suits, the exhibits aim to highlight the subtlety of Japanese fashion known for its graveness, asymmetry, roughness, simplicity and unique yet surprisingly pleasant imperfections.
 
The event also helps the viewers to differentiate the highly-innovative opposite style sensibilities of Japan from the European and American haute couture characteristics, which included figure-hugging silhouettes, impeccable finish, almost imperceptible tailoring and a complementary colour palette, of that era. 
 
Mainly sourced from the Kyoto Costume Institute, Kyoto, Japan, the featured pieces have been curated by the museum’s chief curator James B. and coordinating curator Mary Lou Hawkes.
 
The exhibits include Kawakubo’s famous rebellious skirt-and-sweater set with a huge tulle-stuffed pouf at the back and the Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body ensemble, featuring a printed tight-fit nylon crop-top and tube skirt attached with a padded bulge on the back, from the designer’s spring-1997 collection. 
 
Also, Junya Watanabe’s ‘urban survival’ toile dress, replete with bondage straps and built-in hip panniers, as well as Issey Miyake’s  3-D garment from his ‘1 2 3 5’ collection, designed in 2010, have been included in the exhibit.
 
The event additionally showcases a 1960’s maxidress by veteran designer Hanae Mori and a seamless face-obscuring polyurethane bodysuit, designed by Tamae Hirokawa in 2007, for Lady Gaga.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search