Proposed by Yoshi--let's do something new and different, and go to the Seattle Art Museum to see their special exhibition on Japanese fashion! Here's part of the intro from the website:
The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today will be shown for the first time in Seattle at SAM. The leading Japanese designers who initially gained recognition in the West were Kenzo Takada and Issey Miyake in the 1970s, but it is in the 1980s that Japanese designers emerged with an entirely new aesthetic. In the summer of 1983, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto launched a stark new aesthetic at the Paris runway shows. Based on monochrome black and white, they presented asymmetric and at times artfully perforated designs, which loosely skimmed the female silhouette. Recognized as a radical counterproposal to Western notions of the fitted gown, their designs gained instant notoriety.
I've put down the proposed date for the first Thursday of September, since that's a free admission day for the public, so folks who want to come might need to plan around work schedules and the like. But this looks like a fun outing, and hopefully we'll have time to wander through other parts of the SAM as well before it closes!