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GOMA Presents Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

GOMA Presents Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

| On 07, Dec 2014

An exhibit filled with avant-garde Japanese fashion, Future Beauty is an exquisite look at the innovative and incredibly creative designs to come out of Japan over the last 30 years in a collection presented at GOMA.

In today’s fashion landscape, it’s quite easy to see the heavy influence that Japanese design has over modern fashion and has had for the last 30 years.  With designers like Comme des Garçons, Yuhji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Undercover and Mint Designs all featured in this extensive showcase, it’s breathtaking to see the feats of such incredible minds come to life in spectacular garments.

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Jun Takahasi – Undercover – Spring Summer 2006 Collection

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Junya Watanabe РComme des Gar̤ons РAutumn Winter 2009-10 Collection

The exhibition spreads the designs over four key elements entitled ‘In Praise of Shadows’, ‘Flatness’, ‘Tradition & Innovation’ and ‘Cool Japan’. In Praise of Shadow’s revolves around the idea of texture and light and the heavy use of black in fashion in the 1980s. In ‘Flatness’, you witness the garment on the mannequin and then spread out and framed to see the differentiating views of fashion and the use of volume. In ‘Tradition & Innovation’, the rules of fashion and design are thrown out the window and the experimentation of textures, shapes and new ways to create material are at the forefront of these avant-garde designs. In ‘Cool Japan’, it is all about the Harajuku girl. With colourful designs and outrageous style, this element showcases the youth subcultures within Japan that have made streetstyle a major component of Japanese fashion.

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Ohya – Hiroaki Ohya – Spring Summer 2000 Collection

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Rei Kawakubo РComme des Gar̤ons РAutumn Winter 2012-13 Collection

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Koji Tatsuno – Autumn Winter 1993-94 Collection

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Rei Kawakubo РComme des Gar̤ons РSpring Summer 1997 Collection

The exhibition has been curated by prominent fashion historian Akiko Fukai with the garments being transported to Brisbane from the archives of the Kyoto Costume Institute. As well as the more than 100 garments on display, the exhibition offers a whole round experience to immerse yourself into Japanese fashion through print, film & text. A spectacular for any fashion student or fan alike, this showcase is breathtaking in it’s design and innovation and it is a must-see for any Brisbane resident over the summer.

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Jun Takahasi – Undercover – Autumn Winter 2000-01 Collection

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Junya Watanabe РComme des Gar̤ons РAutumn Winter 2000-01 Collection

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Jun Takahashi – Undercover – Spring Summer 2007 Collection

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Junya Watanabe РComme des Gar̤ons РSpring Summer 2003 Collection

 

THE DETAILS

What Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Where Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

When 1 November 2014 – 15 February 2015

Website Visit GOMA for more details

Image Credits: GOMA.