This autumn sees an exhibit celebrating Japanese Street Fashion descend upon the UK at the London College of Contemporary Arts in what is the first exhibit of its kind in Europe. Exhibiting over a week in late September, J-Style, hosted by Emily Faulder and Saoirse Clohessy, draws together several artists with their own unique elements and influences, stemming from the colourful and imaginative Tokyo district that is Harajuku, the home of Tokyo’s alternative fashion culture.
The exhibit is sure to attract those with an interest in fashion and Japanese fashion, but is sure to be educational and of interest to those with very little knowledge of the genre. We’ll be in attendance at the event, and I for one belong to the latter category but will be looking forward to learning more about the growing popularity of Japanese fashion and perhaps draw some inspiration and add a touch more colour to my wardrobe.
The organisers go on to say:
‘J-Style celebrates the influence of alternative Japanese fashion within the UK. Through a range of mediums, 7 artists present their passion for Japanese street fashion, from design and dressmaking, to illustration and photography.’
J-Style will be exhibiting form the 23 – 30 September at the London College of Contemporary Arts in Holborn, London (map below) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with a private viewing on the 23rd and an extended viewing on the 30th until 10 p.m. For more on the event and exhibitors, be sure to check out the Facebook event page.