Japan's Influence in Fashion. Globalization and growing Asian markets have turned the fashion industry’s sight towards the East.
Japan is by no means a new player in the fashion market, but population booms in Asian countries have created a new focus on the region, where Japan stands out for its fashion week and avant garde street style inspirations. History of Influence Since the 1970’s, Japan has been an increasingly influential force on the Western fashion world. Designer Issey Miyake garnered much acclaim for his unique approach to fashion design in which he created masterpieces by manipulating single pieces of cloth.
His collections were well received by the fashion industry, and he built an international reputation for his innovative yet functional style. Street Style Mass media has given rise to the phenomenon of Japanese street style. Asian Apparel Market. The influences of Japanese fashion around the world. By Thanh Kim Huynh Japanese fashion has started to burst ever since talented Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, Rei Kawabuko and Yohji Yamamoto amazed the international fashion with their innovative designs in 1980s.
A decade later, the world once again cannot keep its eyes off the trendy and unique styles brought to it by Japanese street fashion. INTO THE FASHION: Cultural Influences On Trend Forecasting. For everyone who works in the fashion business it is important to be able to recognize and to foresee social and cultural movements, in order to understand the fashion environment and to be able to operate in the direction in which the fashion industry will move.
Being able to anticipate what will happen in the next future is what puts a fashion designer, a retailer or a fashion buyer in the position to make better decisions in their work. And in this, fashion is not at all an isolated industry but is connected to the rest of our life. Fashion reaches beyond clothing and into the way we choose to live our lives. Lifestyle is how we communicate, how we travel, how we decorate our homes, how we eat and how we dress. Lifestyle and trends are strongly influenced by social-cultural changes, such as modernization, technological innovation and also by artistic movements. Popular culture, or pop culture, is a cultural section, which is followed, understood and appreciated by a larger audience. When Fashion Meets Fine Art / artrepublic blog.
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This week saw star guests and fashion royalty descend on New York for the Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Ball, fashion’s smartest party celebrating the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibition. The congregation of high fashion at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums got us thinking about the relationship between fashion and fine art… This year the red carpet leading up to the Metropolitan Museum was studded with safety pins, spikes and leather as celebrity guests embraced the exhibition theme ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. The exhibition examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in 1970 through to its continuing influence today. Art and Fashion: The Mutual Appreciation Society.
WE THINK OF ART appreciation as erudite, but an interest in fashion is considered airheaded.
When an art-lover buys art, it's called "collecting. " When a fashion enthusiast buys clothing, it's called "shopping. " Art is supposed to be timeless and important, while fashion is understood to be ephemeral and frivolous. Despite this much-litigated list of ontological differences between art and fashion, the two are cross-pollinating more than ever. In fact, it's possible the moment has never been riper. For her spring 2014 show in Milan, Miuccia Prada commissioned six contemporary artists to create murals to decorate her catwalk. This interbreeding of art and fashion is by no means a new phenomenon. As Middle Eastern oil money is funneled into abstract expressionism, and Russian oligarchs collect Warhols at the same rate they snap up West London real estate, postwar art is increasingly seen as pure commodity.
But today, the results are increasingly retail-ready. Yves Saint Laurent, 1965. The History of Art and Fashion's Long-standing Relationship. Fashion is in love with art like never before.
From clothing design to catwalk show art direction, major labels to boutique houses, the word of fashion is falling over itself to involve important names from a diverse range of the visual arts. It’s hardy surprising — after all what is fashion if not wearable art — and these collaborations between the disciplines are certainly mutually beneficial. Fashion, often unfairly judged as one of the more frivolous applied arts, gains serious cachet by association, while the artist reaches a wider, more populist audience. Just as art and fashion so regularly collide, we bashed our heads together with online fashion destination Lyst (whose brilliant editorial arm The Long Lyst has quickly become one of the web’s go-to spots for well-considered fashion news; ideas; stories; opinion), digging up the history of this long-standing relationship.
Schiaparelli x Dalí, 1937 Lobster dress Shoe Hat, 1937, modelled by Dalí’s wife Gala Rodarte Spring 2012 @lyst. When Fashion Meets Art – An Aesthetic Explosion in Exhibition at Artemisia Gallery New York. What fashion and art have in common?
As every art lover would know, art and fashion have always been linked in one way or another – art often influences fashion, and fashion influences art. Maybe the world of fashion photography is the classic example of a perfect match between art and fashion. Still, the history of the relationship between art and fashion goes much deeper – they share a common bond and it is even truer today with fashion becoming the focus of an increasing number of museum exhibitions and a multitude of artists now collaborating with famous labels. Many artists are inspired by these two worlds.
Artemisia Gallery from New York organizes a fashion art exhibition , showcasing a group of French artists whose artworks are influenced by these two worlds. Left: Nicolas Saint Gregoire -Robe Wesselman – YSL, Plexiglas Light Sculpture / Right: Raya – Ghost.