Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion examines the creativity and influence of Japanese fashion designers from 1980 to now, featuring over 100 garments. Designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way we think of fashion today. Their works will be shown alongside examples by the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, a protégé of Kawakubo, together with the pioneer of the ‘Ura-Harajuku’ movement Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Hiroaki Ohya, Matohu, Akira Naka, Hatra and mintdesigns. This exhibition is curated by Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai who is also the Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan.
From Saturday November 1, Future Beauty will run until February 15, and will include an Up Late program and several other tie-in events. Head to the GOMA website for more information.