Sunday, 5 December 2010

MA FASHION DIARY- 01/11/2010: Japanese Fashion Exhibition in Barbican

 Today, I go to Barbican London to see the exhibition named Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion.

Introduction of the exhibition on the website of Barbican:
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present. Curated by the eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, the exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design, and its sense of beauty embodied in clothing. 
Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late 20th century and designers such asIssey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the very basis of fashion. Their works will be shown alongside Kawakubo’s protégé, the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, together with the acclaimed Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara,Fumito Ganryu, Matohu, Akira Naka, Mina Perhonen and Mintdesigns. 


When the new fashion abroad been introduced, they always choose to open a exhibition to public when they first came. This exhibition inspired me about the power of exhibition. In my opinion, exhibition is a very good way to explain and present a new fashion to publics, especially the fashion from abroad. Future Beauty is a good sample that explain the Japanese fashion to the people in UK. Related to other example I read from the books, when the Luxury brands such as Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani first came to China, all of them choose the fashion show or fashion exhibition to introduce their styles and products.  All of these inspired me to thinking about use exhibition and fashion events to explain the Vintage styles to Chinese audience. 

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