Thursday, November 5, 2009

contemporary japanese fashion


yesterday b. and i went to washington and finally paid a visit to the textile museum, which is hidden away in neat and quiet embassy row. the current exhibition, "contemporary japanese fashion," features three designers: yohji yamamoto, issey miyake (top), and my favorite of the three, rei kawakubo of comme des garçons (bottom). her work is extra bizarre and some of it is quite unflattering to the body, but her explanation - "what is beautiful doesn't have to be pretty"- really resonated with me.

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