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30 Years of Japanese Fashion Celebrated in London

By: Dana K. - Published: Oct 20, 2010 • References: barbican.org.uk and dezeen
The futuristic approach of Japanese design includes monochrome palettes and neat, organic cuts that took the fashion world by storm in the early 1980s. The 'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion' exhibition in the Barbican Art Gallery, London is a tribute to avant-garde Japanese couture.

From traditional garments to street culture in "Cool Japan," 'Future Beauty' salutes the incredible sense of fabric, color and shape demonstrated by Japanese fashion pioneers like Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibit also commemorates the fierce, fabulous and fresh visions of emerging Japanese designers.