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Japan Fashion Now

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From the avant-garde looks of the 1980s to the eclectic street-driven trends of today, Japan Fashion Now explores the evolution of Japanese fashion over the last three decades. Currently on display at The Museum at FIT, the exhibit includes the works of pioneers like Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Hanae Mori, as well as up-and-coming designers that are influencing Tokyo’s fashion scene today. The introductory gallery is devoted to the aforementioned revolutionaries, showcasing their use of asymmetry and deconstruction. Modern influencers like Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi of Matohu, Chitose Abe of Sacai, and Yasuhiro Mihara of Miharayasuhiro are featured in the displays that follow. In addition to specific designers, Japan Fashion Now highlights the popular Goth, Lolita, Punk, and Princess Decoration themes that are currently being embraced by the youth masses. Though always edgy, Japan’s fashion has come a long way. Japan Fashion Now will run through April 2, 2011.

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