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NYC Fashion Institute Museum Hosts J-Fashion Exhibit

posted on 2010-09-17 15:59 EDT by Gia Manry
Exhibit includes cosplay, gothic lolita, other Japanese fashion trends

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is hosting an exhibit devoted to Japanese fashion starting on Friday, September 17 and running until January 8, 2011. According to The New York Observer, the exhibit will include about 100 outfits, including "Gothic Punk Lolita," "Forest Girl," "Princess Decoration," and others. According to the official Museum at FIT website, cosplay is also represented at the exhibit.

The show's curator and museum director Valerie Steele told the Observer that "Japan is the first non-Western country that's had a really major radical impact on global fashion. […] Designers will go over to Japan and … they will come back and maybe incorporate elements into their collections […]"

Among the designers on display is Naoto Hirooka, a.k.a. h.Naoto, who has personally appeared at the 2010 Otakon convention and the July 1 X Japan benefit concert in Los Angeles. Hirooka is the designer behind the look of the idol project Hangry&Angry, whose Rika Ishikawa will appear at the New York Anime Festival from October 7 to 10.

Image © Hangry&Angry 2009 Project


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