We were so lucky to attend the Future Beauty Community Night Out, Thursday, Sept. 5th at the Seattle Art Museum! From 6-9, we met models from The Trash Fashion Group, who travelled from floor to floor showcasing their haute trash fashion designs, and invited people of all ages to interact and appreciate the intricately recycled and repurposed clothing and accessories.There was music by SAM Performs: dj100proof and lots of opportunities to get your fashion forward pictures taken and to design your own jewelry. You could make your own creation or see one in process by artist Tariqa Waters. There was break dancing by Vicious Puppies Crew, SAM style and fashion SAM films, print making, 'highly opinionated tours, a fabulous fashion show by the New York Fashion Academy and so much more to celebrate the 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Exhibit. Art Galleries and Museums really come alive when their collections are enhanced with new interpretations and public collaborations. Yes, there should be lots of quiet time for reflection and interruption free experiences but, in my opinion, each new exhibit should start and end with a celebration.
Photos by Luke the Photographer and Colleen Tsoukalas
Did you know we went to Japan Fashion Week once upon a time?
A room was devoted to "Cool Japan" and showed street style in Shibuya and Harajuku. Cosplay, Manga and Lolita/Gothic Lolita styles as well as Sailor Moon were featured. Jeweles, masks, bangles and sparkles dazzled the eye.
Throughout the entire exhibit, collection catalogues, framed collection invitations and runway videos made it seem like we were in Japan, perhaps at Tokyo Fashion Week or in any of the cities where fashion is all important and even the smallest places have costume museums.
There is so much to see of the excellent designs of the past thirty years as well as much to look forward to from the up and coming Japanese designers. I think the world should see FUTURE BEAUTY and hope it continues on a world wide tour. Sugoi!