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)!


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