10 March 2011

Japan/Fashion talk by Akiko Fukai

We attended the Japan/Fashion talk by Akiko Fukai at the Japan Foundation, London.

Japanese fashion has long been creating a buzz around the world with its unique form and aesthetics which provide a strong contrast to fashions in the West. The Japan Foundation invited Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute and one of Japan’s most respected fashion historians, to talk about the power of Japanese fashion and its cultural context. Tracing back to the past, she talked about the sources and aesthetics which form the foundations of Japanese fashion, illustrating where Japanese contemporary fashion has come from and what it is today.

Akiko Fukai was the leading curator of the recent Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery, London.

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