New York FIT Show: Japanese Designers
The FIT Museum is currently housing the Japan Fashion Now exhibit. Curated by fashion academic-doyenne, Valerie Steele, it is the first of its kind to feature contemporary Japanese fashion in a complete journey from the 1980s to today. Starting with the key designers of the ‘80s fashion revolution -- Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawabuko of Comme des Garcons, the exhibit moves on to new brands such as Undercover, Sacai, and Matohu. Naturally, the showcase also pays tribute to the important street trends and subcultures that Japan is so well known for; Classic Lolita, Prince Decoration, and Cosplay (Costume Play), which stand side by side in peculiar harmony.
Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, New York
Tuesday to Friday, noon-8pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
Admission is free