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“Katsushika Hokusai, the Ukiyo-e Tradition: Japanese art and culture and their legacies in contemporary fashion.” A lecture by Ilektra Kanestri

24 December 2019


As part of Garage’s partner program with the UNIQLO brand, specialist in the history of fashion and design Ilektra Kanestri will deliver a lecture on the impact of Japan’s traditional culture on the fashion industry.

Japanese art and traditions have always been a key theme in the practice of many European artists and fashion designers. The works of Hokusai, the great master of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, as well as works by his contemporaries have stunned and inspired the Impressionists, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. At the turn of the twentieth century, European artists and fashion designers were obsessed with “Japonism”. In our time, national Japanese costume, traditional painting, and origami have initiated stylistic experimentations by some of the world’s top designers, including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, and Alena Akhmadullina.



Ilektra Kanestri is an expert in the field of fashion and design. She is curator and teacher at the British Higher School of Design and Moscow Film School, as well as a guest lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Kanestri also regularly reads lectures at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.



Free admission with advance registration


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