Opening night

November 3, 2014 at 7:42 am Leave a comment

Last Friday I had the privilege of attending opening night of the Future Beauty exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art – and here’s just a taste of the amazing Japanese fashion that’s on show until February 15. The exhibition covers 30 years of Japanese fashion design, with a fantastic array of colours, textures and creativity, plus some amazing (and impossible!) structural marvels.

This black silk taffeta dress is by Yohji Yamamoto, from 1999.

Yohji Yamamoto silk taffeta dress

This Issey Miyake dress from 1995 has the pleats ironed into it – I’m so glad that wasn’t my job!

Issey Miyake pleated dress

There were quite a few examples of garments that were displayed flat as well as on mannequins – like origami creations! Loved this Hiroaki Ohya polyester honeycomb dress from 2000!

Hiroaki Ohya polyester honeycomb dress

I think this organdy dress by Jun Takahashi was one of my favourites – it’s made up of lots of little skull cut-outs!

Jun Takahashi organdy skulls dress

The oldest garment I noticed was the one on the right of this photo, a 1960s crepe dress by Hanae Mori. It was beautifully displayed next to this 1995 Yohji Yamamoto dress with a similar chrysanthemum motif. A beautiful exhibition that I’m bound to go back to see again before it closes!

Yohji Yamamoto and Hanae Mori dresses

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