Inspiration from the East? Avant-garde or Super-sweet? Gothic? Anime? What do you think of when you think of Japanese fashion? The current exhibit at the Museum of FIT investigates the tipping point of Japan as a fashion heavyweight in the 1980's to current streetwear influences. Edgy designers like Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto bridged philosophy and art with functional clothing.
There is a gallery of a futuristic Tokyo and a range of styles representing subcultures of Forest Girl, Kawaii, Gothic Lolitas and Cosplay.
The exhibit runs until January 8, 2011 and is located at 27th street and 7th avenue in NYC.