Fashion in New York this 2010
New York is one of the most important fashion capitals of the World. It is famous as a result of its creativity, how authentically multicultural it is, and its unrivalled capitalist glow. Its cosmopolitan personality has generated eras of stylistic splendour that has attracted the top fashion goddesses. The history of New York is a faithful reflection of what is going to become of the fashion world of tomorrow, and this charming city is currently hosting two exhibitions that are attempting to reflect the history of New York fashion as well as what is to come thanks to globalisation, incessant cultural exchanges between this city and the rest of the world, and constant innovation. We are referring to the Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style and the Japan Fashion Now exhibitions.
The first exhibition will be taking place in the New York City Museum and includes pieces of clothing and accessories from 80 important figures in the history of New York fashion that will be showing off their style, talents and wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. This exhibition shows the stylistic evolution of fashion but presented as figures of art, with pieces designed by the most important stylists of the time and with an exhaustive collection of jewellery and accessories from the 20th Century.
There will be designs created by important figures such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lauren Bacall, and Mrs. Cornelius Whitney Vanderbilt amongst many others who will be showing samples of this very glamorous and elegant fashion that characterised and characterises the New York style.
The Japan Fashion Now exhibition is the first one that attempts to explore the recent evolution of Japanese fashion. A style that not only ranges from cerebral to vanguard style associated with the first wave of Japanese designers that emerged in the 80s, but also a wide range of styles from the Japanese youth subculture. Within this category, the line up includes Gothic Lolita style as well as the phenomenon Cosplay (manga fanatics dressing up as their favourite character or cartoon character). Furthermore, Japanese fashion is a strong believer in realism and has an obsessive interest in perfecting classic styles. Thus, contemporary Japanese fashion is a necessity on a global level with regards to achieving combining elements of realism, such as high -tech materials or create a perfect pair of jeans including vanguard elements as well as the more pop culture style, as well as those that are more linked to manga, cartoon characters and videogames. Fans of Harajuku fashion flood in to this exhibition that takes them to the streets of the well known Tokyo district where this movement emerged and where it continues to evolve.