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


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