Japan fashion now /

With essays, this book looks at how the world of fashion has been transformed by contemporary Japanese visual culture.--[book cover]

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Author / Creator: Steele, Valerie.
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
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Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
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Summary:With essays, this book looks at how the world of fashion has been transformed by contemporary Japanese visual culture.--[book cover]

A visually stunningexploration of how contemporary Japanese fashion and visual culture are transforming the way we experience our world



Scholars have long acknowledged the significance of the Japanese "fashion revolution" of the 1980s, when avant-garde designers Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons introduced a radically new conception of fashion. But what has happened in the years since then?

Lavishly illustrated, Japan Fashion Now will be the first book to explore how Japanese fashion has evolved in recent years. During this time, Japanese pop culture has swept the world, as young people everywhere read manga , watch anime , and play video games. Japan has had a profound impact on global culture, often via new media.

With essays by Valerie Steele ("Is Japan Still the Future?"), Patricia Mears ("Fashion Revolution"), Hiroshi Narumi ("Japanese Street Style"), and Yuniya Kawamura ("Japanese Fashion Subcultures"), Japan Fashion Now explores how the world of fashion has been transformedbycontemporary Japanese visual culture.





Published in association with The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York



Exhibition Schedule:

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (09/17/10-01/08/11)

Physical Description:265 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index.
ISBN:9780300167276
030016727X
Author Notes:Valerie Steele is chief curator and acting director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She is founder and editor of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture.

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