Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The title says it all.
I went to the Future Beauty exhibition at the Barbican on 28th Oct. I really loved it! It was really  good. I was inspired but also...slightly intimidated at the same time (which is a good thing). Each garment was had a special element about it because it was so creatively made, it was the materials used and the concept behind the original design. When you look at each garment, you just feel drawn towards it because it looks so stunning. I read somewhere in the exhibition that there’s a concept called “Wabi-Sabi” in which imperfection defines beauty – personally I think that’s a really interesting definition of beauty, it’s in an opposite way because it’s always been perfect is what defines beauty. There were a couple of pieces made by Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe.
I’m not sure if I’m being bias but I think that Japanese fashion designers are really the pioneer of creativeness. I like that they are more experimental with materials and, it seemed like they were not afraid to try new things out because it's good to be brave and unordinary. Seeing their garments felt like I was having an insight of the future rather than the present or the past. Love Japanese fashion designers :)

How cosy do those knitted lingerie look? I would never have thought of knitted lingerie!


  1. Wow!! these must look amazing up close!

  2. Amazing!


  3. I love this post! So ispirational to me!


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