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.
The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japanby 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 generation of designers, led by Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi, is also discussed.
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