The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japan

The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japan

by Louise Mitchell, Bonnie English, Akiko Fukai
     
 
The story of Japanese fashion is both brief and extraordinary and has challenged Western notions of fashion and aesthetics. The Cutting Edge examines this story and looks at the work of nineteen designers. Pioneers Hanae Mori, Kenzo Takada and the 'Big 3' - Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto - feature, and the exciting work of a new

Overview

The story of Japanese fashion is both brief and extraordinary and has challenged Western notions of fashion and aesthetics. The Cutting Edge examines this story and looks at the work of nineteen designers. Pioneers Hanae Mori, Kenzo Takada and the 'Big 3' - Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto - feature, and the exciting work of a new generation of designers, led by Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi, is also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781863171144
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Louise Mitchell is a curator of International Decorative Arts and Design at the Powerhouse Museum. Her previous publications include Stepping Out: Three Centuries of Shoes and Christian Dior: The Magic of Fashion. Akiko Fukai is Senior Curator at the Kyoto Costume Institute and has curated numerous exhibitions since the Institute's establishment in 1978. Bonnie English is Senior Lecturer in Art and Design Theory and a past Deputy-Director at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.

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