• Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, fall 1995 / Photo by Taishi Hirokawa 

     

     

  • Yohji Yamamoto, autumn 1996 / Photo by Taishi Hirokawa 

  • Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, spring 1997 / Photo by Taishi Hirokawa 

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Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, fall 1995 / Photo by Taishi Hirokawa 

 

 

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Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion

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19 November 2013
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Fashion has always found a way to honor the body and come with new visions. But, furthermore than this, the Japanese fashion had always an avantgardiste look of the future fashion trying not to honor the body but to transform it.

A fantastic example of the Japanese style and fashion is the exhibition that takes place till  January 26 at the Peabody Essex Museum, United States. Japanese creative minds like Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Miyake, all are dispalying futuristic ideas of fashion.

Junya Watanabe shows an "urban survival" dress made of bondage straps and canopy hat, Rei Kawakubo comes with a "twinset", a combination of a skirt and a sweater with a lot of tulle coming from the back. Many of the costumes come from  Kyoto Costume Institute with more than 12000 pieces that show the Japanese vision of the futur beauty.

"With these designers, there's a serious conversation about which parts of the body to accentuate and which to distort," said Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, PEM's James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes chief curator, cited by WWD.  

"We see Japanese designers putting forth a radically different definition of beauty," said Hartigan. "It goes back to the kimono, which didn't celebrate the bust line, but the nape of the neck." 

It is, definitely, a great chance to see fashion and beauty from another angle, to define your own contours through the Japanese retina, to see things differently. 

Editor Andra Oprea