Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

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15 October 2010 - 6 February 2011 Barbican Art Gallery

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 as Issey 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.
    
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
15 October 2010 - 6 February 2011
Barbican Art Gallery


Time: Open daily 11am-8pm (Tue and Wed until 6pm), Thu until 10pmTickets: £8 online/£10 on the door


Concs £7 online/£8 on the door
Primary and secondary school groups £3
Under 12s free

  • Red Members: Unlimited free entry + guest
  • Orange Members: Unlimited free entry
  • Yellow Members: 30% off + guest

subject to availability

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