A special exhibition at The National Art Center in Tokyo introduces Japanese fashion from the postwar period to the present, and the societal conditions that have shaped the styles and the fashion industry here. The event will look into clothing that runs the gamut from kokumin-fuku (national attire) that was prevalent during World War II, to the rise of kawaii fashion culture. The glimpse into societal factors will look at the change Japan went through from making clothes to buying clothes in the 1960s, the rise of individualistic Japanese designers in the 1970s, and the influence of social media creating "micro-trends" and the acceleration of fashion cycles.
The admission price for this exhibition has not yet been determined - updates will be posted on the official website closer to the commencement date.
The National Art Center in Tokyo has direct access from Tokyo Metro's Nogizaka Station Exit 6 (Chiyoda Line). Alternatively, the venue is only 5 minutes on foot from Roppongi Station's Exit 4a (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line).
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