Is it art or is it fashion? Japanese designers have long been heralded for structural, conceptual creations that push the envelope on style. Wearable? Often not, at least in our everyday Western culture. Enviable nonetheless? For sure.
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last three decades.
In case you haven’t heard, The City’s newly arrived pop-culture attraction New People opened over the weekend in Japantown to hoards of Harajuku lovers, anime fans and film-goers. The 20,000-square-foot complex complete with a movie theater, art gallery, café and retail shops showcasing Japanese street fashion brands is three stories of wall-to-wall eye candy (seriously, even the walls in the stairwells are worth peeking at).
We popped in yesterday for a look. Our favorite floor? Fashion-driven level 2, of course. Here are five things we loved:
1. The intriguingly coquettish pastel-hued lace parasols at Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.