Art and Fashion in Japan
Published to accompany the exhibition Wardrobe Memories at Arts Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, (2015) this catalog/clothing manifesto presents a rich and whimsical selection of not only cutting-edge clothing design—destroyed or forgotten, reused or unique fabric weaving techniques—but also a showcase of collectives and designers who value the homemade while embracing the slow fashion movement of sustainability in a time of throwaway fashion. Stunning works across a wide range of projects, illustrated in over 200 color plates, free fashion from the constraints of consumption and trend and redefine clothing as separate from individual identities. New works by world-renowned textile designer Junichi Arai and the textile artist Hirano Kaoru, who unravels clothing one thread at a time in her dramatic installations, are featured along with NIGO®, Store, Ishiuchi Miyako, Forms on Words, Aoki Shioichi, Anrelage and Theatre Products.
Softcover / 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
120 pp / 200 color
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