~JAPAN’S RAW EDGES
speaking of which – RUTH LA PERLA, a fashion commentator & critic at the NEW YORK TIMES, just put out a very colorful and insightful review of the timely exhibit – ‘JAPAN FASHION NOW’ – now up at THE MUSEUM at FIT/FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY . . .
put it this way – her article takes off and never stops running brilliant & true – from the very first lines – ‘ “The eye adjusts,” as fashion people say, a truism routinely exploited in defense of styles so extreme that they often affront conventional tastes. It took some time adjusting indeed to digest and assimilate the ground-breaking trends spawned in Japan in the early 1980s – a period of fashion revolt that ushered in radical innovations like breastplates and street-sweeping skirts.’ . . . .
the show runs thru JAN 8, 2011 – admission is free – FIT – 7th AVE at 27th ST. in Chelsea, NYC
see FIT website for viewing hrs.