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Across Japan

Start Date 04 March 2017
End Date 03 September 2017
Venue ModeMuseum
Location Hasselt, Belgium
Curator Karolien De Clippel
A pink dress with a matching draped cape and fascinator stands next to a 3D printed honeycomb-patterned dress and a black dress in front a black framed structure.

Throughout the years Japanese fashion has become a strong brand. Today, it is setting the tone for fashion trends worldwide, in streetwear as well as couture.

The fascinating innovations introduced by the Japanese avant-garde designers and their younger peers in combination with newer Western interpretations of  the ‘Japanese’ aesthetics made up the core of Across Japan, running from 4 March until 3 September 2017. At the same time, the show illustrated that the concern with Japan in the West is nothing new and has a long tradition going back to the seventeenth century. In Across Japan the unique cross-fertilization between Japanese and Western fashion was explored through a set of themes and a selection of noteworthy silhouettes supplemented with visuals aiming at pinpointing the peculiar nature of it.

With Paul Poiret, Balenciaga, Rudi Gernreich, Hanae Mori, Kenzo Takada, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto and Maison Margiela.