The Kimono Refashioned


Newark Museum Exhibition Highlights the Impact of Japanese Aesthetics on Global Fashions from John Galliano to Comme des Garçons.

A new exhibition will showcase the impact of Japanese garments, textiles, design and aesthetics on global fashions created by internationally recognized designers such as John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake. Opening October 13, 2018, Kimono Refashioned: 1870s-Now! will feature more than 40 garments by more than 30 Japanese, European and American designers. Co-organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Newark Museum is the exclusive East Coast venue for this exhibition, where it will remain on view until January 6, 2019.

Kimono has influenced global fashion since Japan opened to the world in the late 19th century. Motifs used to decorate kimono, its form and silhouette, and its two-dimensional structure and linear cut have all been refashioned into a wide array of Kimono revealed new possibilities in clothing design and helped to lay the foundations of contemporary clothing.

Featuring works from the world-renowned collections of the Kyoto Costume
Institute and the Newark Museum, Kimono Refashioned features couture gowns,
men’s wear, shoes and ready-to-wear joined by paintings, prints and textiles that reflect both exacting and impressionistic references to kimono.

Featured Designers:
Alessandro dell’Acqua for
Jonathan William Anderson
for Loewe,
Sarah Burton for
Alexander McQueen,
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel,
Jacques Doucet,
Lucy Duff-Gordon,
Tom Ford for Gucci,
Maurizio Galante,
John Galliano,
Rudi Gernreich,
Iris van Herpen,
Nozomi Ishiguro,
Rei Kawakubo/Comme
des Garçons,
House of Amy Linker,
Christian Louboutin,
Issey Miyake,
Yoshiyuki Miyamae for
Issey Miyake,
Hanae Mori,
Hiroaki Ohya for Lacoste,
Paul Poiret,
House of Rouff,
Raf Simons,
Yusuke Takahashi for
Issey Miyake Men,
Kazuaki Takashima for
Misses Turner Court
Dress Makers,
Madeleine Vionnet,
Junya Watanabe for
Comme des Garçons Man,
House of Worth,
Yohji Yamamoto,
Toshiko Yamawaki

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Article by Fykaa Caan

The Hollywood London Magazine

Lifestyle & Current Affairs Editor.