Exhibitions

Koji Tatsuno, Autumn/Winter 1993

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Gift of Mr Koji Tatsuno. Photo by Richard Burbridge.

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion

On view November 16, 2013 to January 26, 2014

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto reshaped fashion in the early 1980s. The narrow silhouettes of Western couture gave way to flowing, sculpted forms. A reduced range of color emphasized cut and proportion. The voluminous spaces they created between body and fabric boldly redefined Japanese avant-garde fashion and forced people to reconsider the relationship between art, design and fashion.

Co-organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute and Barbican Art Gallery, London. Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Additional support provided by the Japan Foundation and Wacoal Corp.

Exhibition Sponsor:

Coby

 

 

Images

Koji Tatsuno, Autumn/Winter 1993

Koji Tatsuno, Autumn/Winter 1993

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Gift of Mr Koji Tatsuno. Photo by Richard Burbridge.

Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER, Autumn/Winter 2000-01.

Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER, Autumn/Winter 2000-01.

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama.

Junya Watanabe for Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Autumn/Winter 2009-10.

Junya Watanabe for Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Autumn/Winter 2009-10.

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, Spring/Summer 1997.

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, Spring/Summer 1997.

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama.

Yohji Yamamoto for Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1995.

Yohji Yamamoto for Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1995.

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama.

Junya Watanabe for Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Autumn/Winter 2000-01.

Junya Watanabe for Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Autumn/Winter 2000-01.

Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama.

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