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.