Exhibition: Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Lyndon Douglas

This exhibition is a revelation. We went on the off chance, assuming it would be too specialist for us (avant-garde Japanese fashion?), then fell in love—with the clothes, the colours, the fabrics, the intelligence of every single thing on display. Rei Kawakubo is clearly a genius designer. This is often said, but this exhibition proves it conclusively. The same goes for Junya Watanabe. But it’s the exhibition as a whole, masterfully curated by Akiko Fukai, that is so thought provoking.

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
11am - 8pm (Tue & Wed until 6pm; Thurs until 10pm), until 6 Feb
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
£8 online, £10 on the door. Concessions a pound cheaper.
— Daisy
11th November 2010

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