Made my way to Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), 東京都現代美術館 to check out the Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion exhibition based largely on the collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI). The exhibition features work from some of Japan’s biggest names within fashion design such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, Kenzo and many more heavy hitters.
The exhibition originally premiered at London’s Barbican Art Gallery in 2010 where it was extremely well received and then moved on to Haus der Kunst (Munich) in 2011. Now, in 2012 it has finally reached Tokyo where an additional section entitled ‘Virtuality and Reality’ has been added in order to exhibit new up and coming designers that will represent the next generation of fashion and help shape the future direction of fashion.
The exhibition featured garments from the 1980s to now yet, the highly innovative avant-garde styles remain as timeless and modern as ever. There were so many lovely and unique garments that would fuse beautifully into any wardrobe giving it an instant jolt of freshness and animation.
I was so glad coming out of the subway and to find this little character below guiding me to my destination MOT. Much less complicated than following my map! You can see for yourselves the nightmare puzzle that I have to decipher if heading out.