Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

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!

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  • Rebecca P.

    Gorgeous designs!

    September 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    Where are we meeting at the museum?

    September 5, 2013

    • Yoshi L.

      We're in the gallery!

      September 5, 2013

    • Yoshi L.

      We're all a bit split up, but look out for lolitas.

      September 5, 2013

  • Rebecca P.

    For latecomers we are all up in the show. :)

    September 5, 2013

  • jianna

    Christian and I are on our way!

    September 5, 2013

  • Yoshi L.

    Komo predicts rain! If it ends up actually pouring and you need an umbrella/poncho, Daiso sells them for $1.50 on the second floor of Westlake Center.

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Yoshi L.

      Update: it looks way sunnier now! For anybody who brought jackets or umbrellas, there is a free coat check at the SAM (donations are encouraged).

      September 5, 2013

  • Rebecca P.

    Hey guys--i might be 30-45 min late. I'm stuck on the 520 bridge, and they're opening it up to let boat traffic through. I'll get there as soon as I can! :(

    September 5, 2013

    • Yoshi L.

      Oh, I seem to be in the same situation!

      September 5, 2013

    • Jessica

      I'm also running a little late!

      September 5, 2013

  • Rebecca P.

    Was wondering if anyone would want to go out to dinner after we're done at the SAM--and if so, does anyone know any good places nearby?

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Micha Monet V.

      We could always head to the ID for dinner

      2 · September 5, 2013

    • Rebecca P.

      We could definitely do that, if people are interested. :)

      1 · September 5, 2013

  • Rebecca P.

    Micha--are you driving down with Ryn? And if so, would it be possible to get a ride back to Redmond to pick up my car at Microsoft? If not, it's no big deal--I can always drive it home after work tomorrow. :)

    September 5, 2013

  • Avalon Z.

    I made a Mori girl outfit for this! I'm coming with my friend Akire who's also going to be in Mori! I'm so excited!

    3 · August 20, 2013

    • Micha Monet V.

      I'm putting together a Mori-girl outfit too!

      September 5, 2013

    • Jessica

      I can't wait to see!

      September 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'm probably totally lame but I've missed you guys :3 can't wait to see y'all tomorrow!!!

    September 4, 2013

    • Joseph N.

      Ditto!!!!

      September 4, 2013

    • Micha Monet V.

      I'm so happy we're seeing each other today because I am getting MAJOR withdrawal syndrome!!!

      September 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    Ooooo same day as Freddy mercury's birthday and my husbands birthday...I think I can manage ;) and yes I celebrate Freddy mercury's birthday.

    4 · May 24, 2013

    • Jessica

      Well it'll be willaim's birthday not mine. But I think those tights are awesome!!!

      June 5, 2013

    • Micha Monet V.

      Personally, my vote is for a Lolita-Unitard crossover...

      September 4, 2013

  • Yoshi L.

    The earliest I can make it is probably 4:15... My current shift ends at 3:30 in Redmond.

    August 25, 2013

  • Jessica

    The wa-Lolita dress I'm making for this meetup is almost finished :3

    August 20, 2013

  • Rebecca P.

    Oo, what a cool idea--I kind of want to put together a mori girl outfit too! We can be a mori-loli crowd! :D

    3 · August 20, 2013

  • Sai

    Sounds like fun!

    August 15, 2013

  • Jessica

    I think I'll go in sweet Lolita!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Jessica

      I am excited!

      June 5, 2013

    • jianna

      I will join you guys in Lolita! The dresses on display will surely be more "high" fashion, but I think the spirit is appropriate :)

      1 · June 5, 2013

  • Yoshi L.

    The earliest I can make it is probably 4:15... My current shift ends at 3:30 in Redmond.

    May 24, 2013

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