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The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japan

Start Date 27 September 2005
End Date 29 January 2006
Venue Powerhouse Museum
Location Sydney, Australia
Curator Louise Mitchell, (PHM) and Akiko Fukai, (KCI)
Designer Claudia Bluheim 
Graphic designer: Danny Jacobsen

Exhibition presented by the Powerhouse Museum in association with the Kyoto Costume Institute

Since the 1980s Japanese fashion has been acclaimed for its ability to defy conventions, embrace technology and signal new directions. The cutting edge celebrated the experimentation, innovation and skill of Japanese fashion. It showcases 45 garments by leading designers, drawn from the collections of the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Powerhouse Museum.