|The first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last thirty years, Future Beauty explores the distinct sensibility of Japanese Design - the uniqueness of its form, cut and fabric. In the late twentieth century such designers as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto made an enormous impact on world fashion, challenging established notions of beauty and turning fashion into art. Today a new generation of radical designers, among them Junya Watanabe, Jun Takahashi and Tao Kurihara, is gaining acclaim. This spectacular book written by a team of experts lead by Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute, and illustrated with over 250 photographs and sketches is an authoritive and stylish guide to some of the world's most expressive fashion.|
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Future Beauty at Barbican Art Gallery, London (15th October 2010 to 6th Feburary 2011).
250 colour illustrations
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