'Zetsumei' is a Fashion Exhibition That Comments on Death

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Nov 2, 2013 • References: mikiosakabe and stylebubble
Tokyo hosts 'Zetsumei,' a fashion exhibition that comments on death. However, the show isn't as morbid as it sounds. It comments on the cyclical nature of the fashion industry, in the way things are born, die, and are reborn again. Mikio Sakabe and Yoshikazu Yamagata are the two designers behind this show and both hope to kill off commercialism for the time being in order to give birth to new creative process.

The exhibition fuses together art and fashion, gathering together a group of young designers to express themselves within the exhibit. Whether or not each segment is handmade by the designers, it expresses the designers' emotional state, personal world and aesthetic. For instance, one segment of the exhibition features women sleeping among beautifully printed blankets. Another exhibit features mannequins dressed and positioned against abstract art.

The exhibition introduces fashion from an artistic perspective, exploring new realms of creativity.