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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

As I mentioned in this post, I attended the talk by Akiko Fukai on the Future Beauty exhibit at the SAM.  Like a mini art history lesson, there are so many references and past pinpoints that I would have never recognized or realized, such as the distortion of the female form of Japanese design, very controversial since the West was accustomed to the highly tailored, close-fitted clothes of Yves St. Laurent and Chanel.  Instead of "ugly holes," the deconstructed/distressed clothing of Yohji Yamamoto was meant to let in the light and create miniature shadows across the body.

It was a good introduction to why and how the exhibit was put together, history and points to look out for, etc.  I'm particularly interested to look at the 2D/3D garments of Issey Miyake.  When folded they look very simple and flat, but they take on amazing structure when worn.

I wish I could have gotten a better picture of Fukai-san's outfit...  My camera is pretty bad in the dark.  But you can see it was a flowy but structured ochre dress with elbow length balloon sleeves.  The bottom seemed to have a fade-out effect to white.  Minimalistic but highly thoughtful.

When I have time to go through the exhibit, hopefully I can update with pictures (if allowed)!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saw these girls from a distance having their own sort of mini photoshoot.  Their outfits had gorgeous, brilliant colors and patterns that went perfectly with the greenery.

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Yohji Yamamoto creation

はやり (hayari) = Japanese for "fashion"

Uresshi desu! (sorry, I had to say that)  At the end of the month, I will be attending a talk given by Akiko Fukai at the Seattle Art Museum for the upcoming exhibition, FUTURE BEAUTY: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion.  Fukai has been the chief curator and director for the Kyoto Costume Institute for years, and has had a large influence on how the West became acquainted with Japanese fashion, and vice versa.  At her talk on June 27th, she will be discussing the history of Japanese fashion and influence, how she's studied it.  Because she's foremost a scholar more than a "fashionista," it might be more of an intellectual analysis instead of a runway critic, which will be all the more better.

Eventually, I will also go see the actual exhibit (at SAM from June 27-September 8) once the crowds die down.  I'm excited to see in person amazing creations - each an art piece, really - from innovative designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake.  Can't wait!

Article source: NY Times

Friday, June 14, 2013

Taken last summer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On one of my last days in Montreal, I saw some filming taking place downtown.  According to Google, Jennifer Lawrence was there filming the next X-Men movie.  Didn't catch a glimpse of her since we were passing by in the car, but I did catch some extras - it was pretty obvious who they were, in the stylized 70's outfits and hairstyles.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

This place really confused me...  It was a normal hiking lookout, but it was packed with these people dressed like they were going to a club.  Guess it's the thing to do with that crowd.  Better than partying in a smelly bar, I suppose.

Their choices were quite interesting though - this girl on the right had huge studded black and gold sunglasses, which I would have never thought to put with the rest of the outfit.  The colors and outrageousness kind of... works?

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What is most interesting is fashion when it's living. I find it inspiring when people dress well - but in their unique interpretation. Searching for people who enjoy having fun with their style and make their own statements. If you want your picture removed, don't hesitate to contact me!
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